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All of Clare Mackintosh’s Books in Order!
Who is Clare Mackintosh?
Bestselling and award-winning author Clare Mackintosh is a former police officer–she spent 12 years in the police force before leaving in 2011 to become a full-time writer.
That same year, Mackintosh published her first book, I Let You Go. After that, she wrote several standalone novels, specializing in the thriller genre.
Recently, she launched her first book series, introducing DC Ffion Morgan in the book The Last Party.
How to read Clare Mackintosh’s Books in Order?
DC Morgan Books in Order
- The Last Party (2022) – On New Year’s Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His lakeside holiday homes are a success, and he’s generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy new neighbors. This will be the party to end all parties. But not everyone is there to celebrate. By midnight, Rhys will be floating dead in the freezing waters of the lake. On New Year’s Day, DC Ffion Morgan has a village full of suspects.
- A Game of Lies (2023) – Stranded in the Welsh mountains, seven reality show contestants have no idea what they’ve signed up for. Each of these strangers has a secret. If another player can guess the truth, they won’t just be eliminated – they’ll be exposed live on air. The stakes are higher than they’d ever imagined, and they’re trapped. The disappearance of a contestant wasn’t supposed to be part of the drama. Detective Ffion Morgan has to put aside what she’s watched on screen, and find out who these people really are – knowing she can’t trust any of them. And when a murderer strikes, Ffion knows every one of her suspects has an alibi . . . and a secret worth killing for.
Standalone Novels by Clare Mackintosh
- I Let You Go (2014) – In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief, and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.
- I See You (2016) – When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation, no website – just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day, the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that. Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?
- Let Me Lie (2018) – One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life – a shocking suicide carefully played out to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with her parents’ deaths ever since. Now with a young baby herself, Anna feels her mother’s presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened. But as she looks for answers, someone is trying to stop her…
- After the End (2019) – Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they’re facing the most important decision of their lives – and they don’t agree. As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again. But anything can happen after the end…
- The Understudy (written with Holly Brown, Sophie Hannah, and B A Paris, 2019) – Carolyn, Bronnie, Elise, and Kendall are bound together by one thing-their four daughters are best friends at the highly competitive Orla Flynn Academy for the Performing Arts. Last year the foursome exploded because of brutal bullying between the girls, but they’ve since forgiven each other. The mothers, however, haven’t been able to move on. When new threats surface and “accidents” begin to happen – just as a mysterious new girl enters the scene – the mothers take matters into their own hands.
- The Donor (Quick Reads, 2020) – When Lizzie’s daughter, Meg, is given a life-saving heart transplant, Lizzie feels hugely grateful to the nameless donor. Then, she receives a letter from the donor’s mother, Karen, asking to meet, and it seems like the least she can do. But as soon as Karen is welcomed into their lives, Lizzie feels something isn’t right. And before long, she can’t help but worry that by inviting Karen in, she might have put Meg in danger…
- Hostage (2021) – The atmosphere on board the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Celebrities are rumored to be among the passengers in business class, and the world is watching the landmark journey. Flight attendant Mina is trying to focus on the passengers, instead of her troubled five-year-old daughter back at home – or the cataclysmic problems in her marriage. But soon after the plane takes off, Mina receives a chilling anonymous note. Someone wants to make sure the plane never reaches its destination. They’re demanding her cooperation…and they know exactly how to get it. It’s 20 hours to landing.
- A Cotswold Family Life (2019) – For eight years, Clare Mackintosh wrote for Cotswold Life about the ups and downs of life with a young family in the countryside. In this memoir she brings together all of those stories – and more – for the first time. From keeping chickens to getting the WI drunk, longing for an Aga to dealing with nits, Clare opens the door to family life with warmth and humour and heart.
- I Promise It Won’t Always Hurt Like This (2023) – With 17 short assurances that are full of compassion – drawn from Clare’s experiences of losing her son and her father – it’s something you can turn to when you can barely concentrate, when you’re looking for solace, when you’re looking for hope, when you simply need to throw something across the floor, and when you need somebody to assure you, and to keep assuring you: I Promise it Won’t Always Hurt Like This.
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