Amanda Reynolds

Specialises in: 

Domestic noir, psychological thriller.

Services offered: 

Three and six month mentoring. 

Amanda says: 

'My debut psychological suspense novel Close to Me is published by Wildfire at Headline. Since publication in March 2017 it has been a Kindle Top 30 Bestseller and has been in the Top Ten for both Kobo and iTunes. It has sold in seven foreign territories.


My second book, Lying to You, published in July 2018, and my third The Hidden Wife is out in July 2019. am currently working on a third book. I have experience mentoring, something I really enjoy. My first mentee has signed to a top literary agent. I also taught creative writing classes for five years.


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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