Louise Candlish was born in Hexham, Northumberland, and grew up in the Midlands town of Northampton. She studied English at University College London and lives in Herne Hill in South London with her husband and daughter. She is the bestselling author of twelve novels, including her brand new thriller Our House, out now in the UK (Simon & Schuster) and published on 7 August 2018 in the US (Berkley).
Louise's novel The Sudden Departure of the Frasers (2015) has been optioned for TV by Hartswood Films.
Besides books, the things Louise likes best are: coffee; TV; cats and dogs; salted caramel; France (especially the Ile de Re); Italy (especially Sicily); tennis; soup; Vanity Fair magazine; 'Book at Bedtime'; lasagne; heavy metal; 'The Archers'; driving towards the sea (but not into it); anything at the Royal Opera House; white wine; Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (or, failing that, a Starbar).
Author photo by Jonny Ring