Ruth Mancini was born in South-West London and, after graduating, started her career as a marketing executive for a publisher before undertaking a post-graduate diploma in law and retraining as a solicitor. Ruth has spent the past twenty years in and out of courts and police stations, representing those accused of crimes. She still practises as a lawyer for a large criminal law firm with offices in London, conducting advocacy in the courts and defending people arrested at the police station. She also reviews the trial files across the firm and juggles her legal work with writing crime and psychological fiction.
Her debut crime thriller IN THE BLOOD is a SUNDAY TIMES Crime Club pick and a top ten Amazon bestseller.
Ruth has lived in London, Hertfordshire and Essex and also on the beautiful Gower in South Wales. She now lives in Oxford with her husband and two children. Her eldest child is severely autistic and learning disabled and her IN THE BLOOD protagonist, lawyer Sarah Kellerman, is also raising a similarly disabled child whilst working full-time. “What you are reading on both fronts is absolutely genuine… and goes a long way to explaining just how disquieting this story is.” (THE BOOKBAG)
Ruth is also the author of domestic suspense novels THE LIES YOU TELL and HIS PERFECT LIES.