Patrick Redmond

Patrick Redmond was born in Essex in 1966. His father was a lawyer and frustrated author, his mother a teacher and former English literature graduate, and both encouraged his interest in writing stories from an early age. After attending school in Essex and the Channel Islands, Patrick completed a law degree at Leicester University and then took a Masters degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He then spent ten years working at various law firms in the City of London, specializing in Commercial and European Union Law before leaving the legal profession in 1998 to become a full-time writer. His first novel, The Wishing Game, was published in 1999 and hit the bestseller lists in the UK, Germany and Italy. Since then he has published three further novels. So far his books have, collectively, been translated into fifteen languages. Patrick now lives in West London and has just finished his fifth novel, The Replacement.