Vanessa Savage lives by the sea in South Wales with her husband and two daughters.

She started out writing women’s fiction but soon realized she wanted her characters to kill each other rather than kiss each other… Turning to (fictional) crime, she now writes psychological thrillers.

The Woman in the Dark is her debut novel, published in January 2019 by Sphere. It sold at auction in the UK/US and Germany and translation rights have also been sold in Spain, France, Poland, Russia and the Czech Republic. She has twice been awarded a Writers’ Bursary by Literature Wales, most recently for The Woman in the Dark. She won the Myriad Editions First Crimes competition and her work has been highly commended in the Yeovil International Fiction Prize, short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize and the Caledonia Fiction Prize and long listed for the Bath Novel Award.  Her second novel, The Woods, will be out in hardback in January 2020.