Samantha King

English graduate and former senior commissioning editor Samantha King lives in west London with her husband and two teenage children. As a parent, Sam is steeped in the nuances of modern family life; as a qualified psychotherapist, she is fascinated by human behaviour. Writing psychological suspense novels has become a thrilling alchemy of both, enabling Sam to (safely) play out her darkest fears by creating emotionally charged scenarios laced with domestic peril that push her characters to their limits.

Sam's debut novel, The Choice (published by Piatkus/Little, Brown), was an international bestseller that explored a mother's nightmare decision about which of her children to save. It was translated into more than a dozen languages and was described by Publishers Weekly as 'a convincing portrait of a woman in extreme psychological distress'. Her second novel, The Sleepover, was a tense, cautionary tale about perils and paranoia of parenthood in this social media age, while The Secret Keeper’s Daughter and Not My Child, both published by HQ Digital, were top-ten Amazon bestsellers.