Simon Lelic is the author of The Hiding Place, The Search Party (a top-ten ebook bestseller), The Liar’s Room, The House (a Radio 2 Book Club choice and Observer Thriller of the Month), Rupture (winner of a Betty Trask Award, longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize, and shortlisted for the John Creasy New Blood Dagger, as well as the Galaxy National Book Awards), The Facility and The Child Who (longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012). The Haven (a BookTrust pick, winner of the Juniper Award, and shortlisted for the CrimeFest Awards), The Haven: Revolution and The Haven: Deadfall (shortlisted for the CrimeFest Awards) are his first books for young teenagers (11+).

Simon is married, with three children, and lives in Brighton, England. Other than his family, reading is Simon’s biggest passion. He also holds a black belt in karate, in which he trains daily.

You can follow Simon on Twitter @Simon_Lelic.

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