When I was five years old I decided I wanted to be a novelist and a zoologist.
I have a PhD on chimpanzees and I’ve had ten books published, both novels and works of non-fiction. I wrote features and columns for national newspapers and magazines about science and the environment, directed science documentaries and I present wildlife programmes for the BBC
It was long listed for the CWA Steel Dagger Award and nominated as one of the best crime and thriller books of 2016.
My second psychological thriller, The Stolen Child, is out on 6 April 2017.
I live in Bristol with my husband, Jaimie, and my daughter.