The Next Twist
with Julia Crouch, Lisa Jewell and Erin Kelly
Family secrets, illicit passions and dark psychological torment…where is the suspense novel heading next? Three pioneers of Domestic Noir – Julia Crouch (Cuckoo, Her Husband’s Lover), Lisa Jewell (The Girls, Then She Was Gone) and Erin Kelly (He Said/She Said) – take us on a journey through their latest thrilling novels and offer insight into how they cook up the surprise twists you never see coming.
About the writers
Julia Crouch is the author of five internationally published crime novels – Cuckoo, Every Vow You Break, Tarnished, The Long Fall and Her Husband’s Lover. She coined the term Domestic Noir to describe what she writes – a label that has since quite impressively taken root. With a background in theatre directing and playwriting, she also has extensive teaching experience, having run numerous workshops, courses and master classes at schools, festivals, universities and online. She is a member of Killer Women and a founder of The Brighton Crime Wave, hosting writers such as Tess Gerritsen, Ruth Ware and M J Arlidge in partnership with Brighton Waterstones. She is currently working on her sixth novel. Website @thatjuliacrouch
‘Nothing is what it seems in this brilliant novel by Julia Crouch. What a clever, unsettling, absorbing book’ – Elly Griffiths on Her Husband’s Lover
Lisa Jewell was born in London in 1968. Her first novel, Ralph’s Party, was published in 1999. It was the best-selling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another 16 novels, most lately a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls and Then She Was Gone (both of which were Richard & Judy Book Club picks). Lisa is a top 10 New York Times and number one Sunday Times author who has been published worldwide in over 25 languages. @lisajewelluk
‘Page one intrigued me. Page three hooked me. By page five, I was consumed.’ – A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window on Watching You
Image (c) Andrew Whitton
Erin Kelly was born in London in 1976 and grew up in Essex. She read English at Warwick University and began working as a journalist in 1998. Her most recent book, He Said/She Saidspent a total of twelve weeks in the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller lists. Her first novel The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and a Richard & Judy bestseller, and was longlisted for the 2011 CWA John Creasy Award. The Sick Rose, The Burning Air and The Ties That Bind were all published to critical acclaim and her books have been translated into 25 languages. In 2014, she wrote the novelisation of the BAFTA-winning Broadchurch but sadly did not get to meet David Tennant.
As well as writing fiction Erin continues to work as a journalist and also teaches creative writing. She lives in north London with her husband and daughters. Website
‘Addictively scary and thrillingly audacious.’ – Nicci French on Stone Mothers
‘A genuinely surprising twist that turns assumptions neatly on their heads.’ – Observer on Stone Mothers