The Night Visitor


How far would you go to save your reputation? The stunning new noir thriller from the author of the bestselling The Missing One and The Other Child. 'Wonderfully creepy...just ingenious’ (Sabine Durrant, author of Lie With Me) Coming May 2017. Available to preorder now.

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Lucy Atkins is an award winning bestselling British author. Her novels The Night Visitor (May 2017), The Other Child (2015)and The Missing One (2014),  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 reviews or 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.

Find Lucy on Twitter: @lucyatkins

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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