Sanjida Kay

Author of Bone by Bone

Bone-by-BoneLaura loves her daughter more than anything in the world …

“A worrying situation quickly escalates into a nightmare … The ending had me holding my breath.”
CL Taylor

“Laura and her daughter descent deeper and deeper into a living nightmare … towards an ending that is both unexpected and deeply satisfying.”
Luana Lewis

“Explores with chilling realism the insidious nature of bullying.”
Jane Shemilt


Sanjida Kay : October 9, 2016 7:39 pm : Writing



category_diary80Find out the places that inspired Bone by Bone! On my Pinterest board.


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Mothers & Daughters

Sanjida Kay : October 2, 2016 7:37 pm : Writing



In my thriller, Bone by Bone, there are three generations of female characters – Autumn, who is nine years old, and is being bullied at school; her mother, Laura, who, like her child, is shy and unconfident, and her rather more forthright mother, Dr Vanessa Baron-Cohen, a well-known anthropologist. The bond between mothers and their children, particularly their daughters, is usually the strongest one that exists in human beings.


Mothers shape their daughters, but daughters often rebel against being moulded. I was interested in exploring this most tight and intimate bond; how some women raise their daughters to be like them, and their daughters then reject their values, but in doing so, may make mistakes of their own with their daughters – a tale familiar to some of us! As Oscar Wilde so glibly said, ‘All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.

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Bone by Bone paperback launch!

Sanjida Kay : September 30, 2016 12:41 pm : Writing



category_diary80A little throwback to the book launch for Bone by Bone at Waterstones. Here’s me reading the prologue…




…and here’s actor Laura Soper reading an extract from Autumn’s perspective.




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