THEO CLARE left school at 15 and has worked as a barmaid, security guard, English teacher and a hostess in a Tokyo night-club. She has an MA in film-making from the American University in Washington DC, and an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University. Under the name Mo Hayder she has written the bestselling Jack Caffery series of thrillers which include Birdman and The Treatment, as well as the standalone novels The Devil of Nanking and Pig Island. She now lives in Cheltenham with her husband and daughter.
An utterly original novel from an extraordinary creative mind, The Book of Sand is an absolute standout that's impossible to put down. -- Karin Slaughter Unique and fearless, Theo Clare had that rare ability to lead her readers into places that were genuinely terrifying and to conjure images that would linger and continue to disturb. The Book of Sand is no exception. -- Mark Billingham I inhaled it. It's beautifully written and utterly compelling - I was completely subsumed in the Cirque and the fate of the family -- Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange I didn't want it to end. Audacious, extraordinary and beautifully written ... it's absolutely awesome. -- Alex North, author of The Whisper Man Fearless and compelling, lyrical and devastating by turns, the story never slackens pace. A stunning introduction to a wholly original world. -- Jane Corry