Clare Mackintosh


Clare Mackintosh spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant, and now writes full time. Clare’s debut novel, I Let You Go, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller for 12 weeks, and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club and ITV’s Loose Women’s ‘Loose Books’, and has been translated into 31 languages. It has sold more than 600,000 copies to date. In July 2016 Clare received the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award. Clare’s second book, I See You, was published in July 2016 and will be published in more than 17 languages so far. In its first week of sales I See You charted at number three in the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Every day Clare takes the children to school, walks the dog, then starts writing. She is constantly distracted by the internet, the phone, the postman and the fridge. To counter-act the effects of the latter, she runs most days, and swims in the lake by her house.

Crime favourites

book : Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier.

movie : Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher.

author : Lisa Gardner.