ERIN KELLY was born in London in 1976 and grew up in Essex. Her book He Said/She Said spent a total of twelve weeks in the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller lists. Her first novel The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and a Richard & Judy bestseller, and was longlisted for the 2011 CWA John Creasy Award. The Sick Rose, The Burning Air and The Ties That Bind were all published to critical acclaim. In 2014, she wrote the novelisation of the BAFTA-winning Broadchurch. Her newest book is Stone Mothers.