Isabel Ashdown

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in London, The United Kingdom
August 30



Member Since
March 2012


Isabel Ashdown is the author of eight novels, including her Amazon bestselling thriller LITTLE SISTER and Mail on Sunday Novel Competition Winning debut GLASSHOPPER. Two of her latest novels have been shortlisted in the prestigious Dead Good Reader Awards, and in several translations, her dark family dramas continue to hook readers across the globe. Her latest 'ingenious thriller' (Sunday Times), 33 WOMEN, is out now - an Amazon Bestseller within its first month of sale.

Isabel was born in London and grew up on the south coast, where she now lives with her family and their two dogs, Charlie and Leonard. She is a full-time novelist, a Royal Literary Fund associate, and, when lockdown allows, a creative writer tutor and festival speaker. When

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In this month’s update … … I share my latest book, TV and podcast recommendations – as well as links to new Kindle deals and my recent Zoom interview with West Sussex Libraries. There’s also a little insight into what I’ve been up to...
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“How the mind plays tricks, Martha thinks now, the way it effortlessly reveals useless snippets like this while so often concealing the memories we seek.”
Isabel Ashdown, Beautiful Liars

“Somehow I manage to be both invisible and horribly stand-out all at once. I sometimes think this lack in me is the source of everything that is wrong in my life, every lurch of anxiety, every seizure of fear. How do you acquire that good, ‘easy’ thing? Is it something you can be taught? Is it something I could learn now, given a fresh chance to mix in the world?”
Isabel Ashdown, Beautiful Liars

“afterwards. How interesting it is, the way the mind works, the way it recalibrates difficult experiences, bestowing upon them a storybook quality so that we might shut the pages when it suits us and place them safely on the highest shelf.”
Isabel Ashdown, Beautiful Liars

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