The Other Child

PUBLISHED BY Quercus, 2015

'Taut, tense, and beautifully written. I held my breath between chapters and didn't sleep until I reached the end' Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times bestselling author of I Let You Go

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The Missing One

PUBLISHED BY Quercus, 2014

'A moving and suspenseful tale of the secrets a family keeps' Rachel Hore, author of The Silent Tide, and other bestselling novels. A woman's search for her mother's hidden past takes her to a remote island where a stranger is unravelling, dangerously, and a toddler's life is at stake...

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Lucy Atkins is an award winning bestselling British author. Her novels are 2015’s The Other Child and the 2014 debut The Missing One. She has written seven non-fiction books, two of which have won national awards. Her books are published in nine different countries. 

Lucy is also a literary critic for The Sunday Times and occasional feature writer for many newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The TelegraphRedWoman & Home and Grazia.  She chairs events at literary festivals including The Cheltenham Literature Festival and The Oxford Literary Festival, and talks about books on BBC Radio Oxford. 

Lucy has lived with her husband and three children in both Seattle and Boston and now lives in Oxford, UK where she is currently working on her third novel.

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A short description of the novel in a video interview:

Talking about the process of finding a literary agent and revising a manuscript

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