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 The Missing One (2014),  The Other Child (2015)and The Night Visitor (coming 2017) are published by Quercus. She has also written seven non-fiction books, two of which have won national awards. Many of her books are published internationally.

Lucy has a background in journalism. She is a literary critic for The Sunday Times and has written features for UK 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 regularly talks about books on BBC Radio Oxford. 

Lucy has lived with her husband and three children in both Seattle and Boston and is now based in Oxford, UK.  To get in touch, go to the Contacts page.

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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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The Night Visitor – coming 1 June 2017

The Night Visitor cover reveal

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The Other Child Norwegian translation

The Other Child came out in Norwegian translation this week, hooray.  Thank you Capellen …Read more

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Cool leaf cookies sprinkled around at the launch party for @kate_hamer haunting novel #TheDollFuneral @Waterstones

On @BBCOxford tonight at 6.30pm discussing best novels about love. I have to choose THREE. From *whole of English lit*🤔

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Bestselling Crime Author Peter May

It was such a pleasure to spend an hour grilling crime author Peter May at Waterstones Oxford​ last night about his new book Cast Iron, the final in his acclaimed …Read more