Patrick Redmond is an internationally bestselling author of taut and terrifying psychological thrillers.
For Tina Ryan, falling in love is the worst thing that could ever happen to her. Love is a refuge for the weak, lonely and needy. Once she was like that herself - but no longer.
Recovering from a turbulent, tormented childhood, she has reinvented herself as Chrissie: strong, self-reliant and firmly in control. She is everything she ever wanted to be and nothing will ever be allowed to threaten that.
But she is also human. So when love does force its way into her life, leaving her utterly shocked and exposed, her new and carefully constructed personality is in peril. And nothing can ever be allowed to do that. Control must be maintained and feelings must be on her terms. No matter how dreadful those terms might be.
The lurking tension and twisting cruelty in Redmond's writing and plotting make for a hypnotic, compelling read - The Bookseller
The ghastliness of the English class system lies at the heart of Redmond's creepy psychological thriller . . . Du Maurier meets Patrick Hamilton - Guardian
Redmond has a way of making individuals seem both more human and more vile as new levels of detail are unearthed - Washington Post
His style is strictly no frills - simple, sparse and straightforward . . . but he does have a way of making you gag to know what happens next - Daily Mirror
His principal gift is an effortless grasp of narrative texture, and multiple levels of sympathetic insight into his brilliantly drawn character - Crime Time
Patrick Redmond was born in Essex in 1966. After attending school in Essex and the Channel Islands he completed a Law degree at Leicester University and then a Masters at University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He spent ten years working in the City of London specialising in Commercial and EU law, before leaving to become a full time writer. His novels have hit the bestseller lists in the UK, Germany and Italy, and have been translated into fifteen languages. Patrick lives in West London.