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Amanda Reynolds

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Specialises in: 

Domestic noir, psychological thriller.

Services offered: 

Three and six month mentoring. 

Amanda bio: 

Amanda Reynolds’ debut novel, Close To Me, published in 2017 by Headline, has been adapted in 2021 by NENT Studios UK as a six-part TV series, starring Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston. It will air in the UK on Channel 4.

Amanda is the author of two more psychological suspense novels, Lying to You and The Hidden Wife, and has successfully helped a number of mentees to get agents and get published. 

She says: 'My area of expertise is psychological suspense/ women's commercial fiction. I can help outside this genre, but not with Children's/ YA or SciFi/ Fantasy/ Horror.'

Close to Me: 


She can't remember the last year. Her husband wants to keep it that way.

Dramatic psychological suspense for fans of Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret, Clare Mackintosh's I Let You Go, and Linda Green's While My Eyes Were Closed.

When Jo Harding falls down the stairs at home, she wakes up in hospital with partial amnesia - she's lost a whole year of memories.

A lot can happen in a year. Was Jo having an affair? Lying to her family? Starting a new life?

She can't remember what she did - or what happened the night she fell.

But she's beginning to realise she might not be as good a wife and mother as she thought.


'A gripping and twisty psychological drama. If you're a fan of Jenny Blackhurst, Liane Moriarty or Clare Mackintosh, this is a must-read for you' Take A Break Magazine


'Hugely addictive. A fabulously twisty novel that forces you to keep the pages turning. I loved the family dynamic - their relationships kept me glued to the page' Ronnie Turner, book blogger


'Jo is the ultimate unreliable narrator - even she doesn't know what the truth is! An involving read that kept me wondering right through to the very last page' Nicola, Short Books and Scribes 

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Twitter: @amandareynoldsj

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