Karen Osman on her second novel, The Home!

Psychological thrillers, crime, and domestic noir novels are all genres I have enjoyed reading so it made sense that I would write books along the same lines. Like most authors, I get asked a lot about where I get the ideas for my books, especially as the darker themes may seem a little at odds with what people see on my social media profiles! 

Karen Osman on her second novel, The Home!

Psychological thrillers, crime, and domestic noir novels are all genres I have enjoyed reading so it made sense that I would write books along the same lines. Like most authors, I get asked a lot about where I get the ideas for my books, especially as the darker themes may seem a little at odds with what people see on my social media profiles! 

The story behind Secrets and Tea at Rosie Lee's...

When I started writing ‘Secrets and Tea’, back in 2014, I quickly realised there was only one place I wanted to set the book. Being born and raised in the East End of London, it seemed only natural to me I would set the story there. I knew that Abby’s story would be full of strong characters, both women and men, and since that’s exactly the kind of people I’d grown up around it made perfect sense. 

Introducing Julie Houston...

A Village Affair is my fifth novel and, like the previous four - as well as Holly Close Farm to be published by Aria in February 2019 – all the action is centred around the Yorkshire village of Westenbury in the mythical town of Midhope. All the novels can be read totally as stand-alone, but there are a few characters, namely Harriet, Grace and - the rather glorious - David Henderson who always seem to manage to grab themselves a piece of the action, however brief, in all the books. 

The countdown to The Pupil...

One moment of carelessness; four shattered lives.

The countdown has begun to the publication of The Pupil, my second novel with Aria Fiction, and I am possibly more nervous and excited about this one than I was about my debut. 

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