Born in Yorkshire, Caroline studied Law at the University of Manchester and stayed over the border. She became a partner in a firm of Solicitors and began writing novels, short stories and poetry when she deserted the law to bring up her three daughters.

In addition to the publication of her short story collection, Watching Horsepats Feed the Roses, by ACHUKAbooks in 2012, Caroline has had short fiction and poems published in a wide variety of literary magazines and anthologies. Her novel Lie With Me Under the Toothbrush Tree was shortlisted for the Impress Prize 2015 and her novel Time is of the Essence was in the Pulp Idol 2016 finals and long listed for the UK Novel Writing Competition 2017.

Her debut novel, Beneath the Skin was published by Avon HarperCollins in October 2017. My Husband’s Lies followed on 17th May 2018.

In September 2018, Piatkus bought two new books. The two-book deal includes a “dark” psychological thriller called Betray Her, centred around a toxic friendship and a destructive love triangle. It will publish in March 2019.

Publisher of Piatkus and Constable Fiction Anna Boatman bought world rights from Kate Johnson at MacKenzie Wolf.

Anna Boatman said: “Caroline’s writing is utterly compulsive – I’ve always loved her books, but Betray Her was a standout for me: it stole my life for 48 hours! I can’t wait to share her amazing books with new readers.”

Caroline added: “I am delighted to join Piatkus and particularly thrilled to be working with Anna Boatman and her team. I’m so excited to start my journey with Betray Her and can’t wait to see it out next year.”