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Susan Wilkins

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Susan Wilkins is an internationally published best-selling author known for her addictive, page turning crime fiction.

Susan’s psychological thriller, She’s Gone, is the story of one woman’s fight to save her daughter, full of suspense, family secrets and lies.

Set in London and Essex, Susan’s ‘blazingly brilliant’ debut trilogy (The InformantThe Mourner and The Killer) features Kaz Phelps, a take-no-prisoners heroine fighting to escape her past.

The Detective Megan Thomas series (Buried Deep and Close To The Bone) focuses on a tough and determined D.S who relocates from London to Devon after years spent deep undercover.

In 2019, before the emergence of Covid-19, Susan wrote the prescient political thriller A Killer’s Heart. A deadly disease sweeps through the country, as Adam Hardy recovers from a heart transplant. But strange visions haunt him. His donor wasn’t killed in an accident – he was murdered. Adam’s memories could solve who is unleashing the virus – but can he untangle the truth in time?

After a degree in Law and a stint as a journalist, Susan wrote for television for twenty five years. She created the pioneering BBC detective drama South of the Border, and has over 130 broadcast credits to her name including Casualty and Holby City, Heartbeat, Coronation Street and Eastenders, Footballer’s Wives, Dangerfield and Down to Earth.

Susan now lives on the Devon coast, and walks by the sea every day.

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Books by Susan Wilkins

  • Cover of The Informant by Susan Wilkins The Informant


  • The Mourner


  • The Killer


  • It Should Have Been Me


  • Buried Deep


  • Close To The Bone


  • A Killer's Heart


  • The Right Side Of The Line - Free when you sign-up via Susan's website


  • She's Gone