Sophie Hannah is a bestselling poet and an award-winning short story writer. Her fifth collection of poetry, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 TS Eliot Award. She regularly performs her poetry live to audiences nationwide and abroad. She won first prize in the Daphne du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. She has twice been long-listed for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel Award. Sophie lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.
'Sophie Hannah has quite quickly built a reputation as a superb writer of the psychological thriller built around domestic situations. And deservedly so. Her novels transcend the crime genre through the quality of the writing and the exploration of themes relevant to all our lives - jealously, love, justice and retribution. Hannah is also a poet, and it shows. Elegant, bright phrases gleam like gold thread through the tapestry of the novels, making them a pleasure to read.' -- Booktopia, Australia Praise for Sophie Hannah -- :- 'Beautifully written and precision-engineered to unsettle' -- Guardian on THE OTHER HALF LIVES 'Beautifully written and absorbingly chilling, this is a tale that steadily builds in tension, throwing up twists and turns that keep you guessing right up until the very end' -- SHE on THE OTHER HALF LIVES 'Bewitchingly elaborate ... real emotional substance.' -- The Sunday Times on THE POINT OF RESCUE