Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award winning author of four Sunday Times bestselling novels. Her first three novels were all Richard and Judy Book Club picks. Translated into forty languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, have been New York Times and international bestsellers and have spent a combined total of sixty weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller chart. Clare lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.
For more information visit Clare's website www.claremackintosh.com or find her at www.facebook.com/ClareMackWrites or on Twitter @ClareMackint0sh
Hypnotically good -- LEE CHILD Mackintosh builds [the] dilemma into a rip-roaring finale * GUARDIAN * Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer * SUN * A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end - a fantastic read! -- SHARI LAPENA Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying * HEAT * Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done -- LISA JEWELL A propulsive read - Hostage will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn -- KARIN SLAUGHTER I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight * PRIMA * When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around . . . A true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers -- LINWOOD BARCLAY A thrilling, chilling gut punch of a book * RED * A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless -- JANE FALLON This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING * Always a compelling storyteller, ex-cop Clare Mackintosh has devised the year's most intriguing high-concept plot * DAILY EXPRESS * A smart pay-off * THE TIMES, THE BEST THRILLERS FOR JUNE * The ultimate modern take on the classic locked-room thriller . . . proves why [Mackintosh] is the queen of nail-biting suspense * IRISH INDEPENDENT * A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller -- ADELE PARKS * PLATINUM MAGAZINE * A banger of a book with a truly agonising 'what would you do?' -- RUTH WARE We're right there with Mina as she agonizes over what to do. Mackintosh is a pro * NEW YORK TIMES * Chilling! * BELLA * Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is? -- TAMMY COHEN Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller! * SUN ON SUNDAY, FABULOUS MAGAZINE * Hostage has everything: fascinating characters, amazing writing, perfect pace, full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller -- ALLIE REYNOLDS I am still on the floor! I thought I knew where it was going, then I got wrong-footed, then I got whiplash! A mind-blowing read -- SANDIE JONES A truly gripping and terrifying story * WOMAN'S WEEKLY * Fasten your seatbelts. Hostage is a white-knuckle ride that takes the classic locked-room thriller airborne . . . Gripping * HERALD * Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW * A chilling read that you won't want to put down * CLOSER * Clare Mackintosh has an enviable talent for creating credible families and putting them in enough jeopardy to make the story fly while stirring up emotions of all kinds * LITERARY REVIEW * Heart-stopping * CRIME FICTION MONTHLY * An impossible situation which Clare Mackintosh tackles masterfully * WOMAN'S WAY * The queen of intensely paced thrillers is back with another gripping read * NEW * Incredibly gripping, incredibly brilliant and incredibly frightening . . . Definitely one of my reads of the year * NB MAGAZINE * Fasten seatbelts for a deliciously turbulent ride with an ace story pilot! * PETERBOROUGH TELEGRAPH * So tense you'll feel you're on board - get ready for this thrill ride * REAL PEOPLE * Keeps the reader guessing until the final chapter * EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES *