Kate Riordan is a writer and journalist. She is an avid reader of Daphne du Maurier and Agatha Christie, both of whom inspired her first two novels, The Girl in the Photograph and The Shadow Hour. She lives in the Cotswolds, where she writes full-time. The Stranger is her latest book.
With its vivid Cornwall setting and a house full of shadows, The Stranger has echoes of Daphne Du Maurier but its riveting in its own right * Red Magazine * A beautifully written tale of family secrets, loves and losses, set against the magical Cornish coastline. I loved it -- Amanda Jennings A fabulous twisting tale, so beautifully written that the pages practically turned themselves. I couldn't put it down -- Liz Fenwick A beautiful and intriguing page-turner, where the secrets of the past cast long shadows. Cornwall springs to life in vivid colour -- Dinah Jefferies Beautifully written and unputdownable. I loved it -- Katie Fforde An enthralling tale of secrets, the twists and turns will have you hooked to the very last breathtaking page -- Jane Bailey, author of What Was Rescued An atmospheric whodunit set in the Second World War * The Sunday Post * With such vivid, mysterious characters and an atmospheric setting, the echoes of Du Maurier's Cornwall are on every page. Brilliant! -- Emylia Hall With excellent characters, the novel revels in the magical backdrop of Cornwall, with shades of du Maurier * Daily Mail * Praise for The Girl in the Photograph * - * Rich and atmospheric, like Rebecca this novel casts an enduring spell * Rachel Hore, Sunday Times bestselling author * Full of slow-burning tension * Essentials * A sweeping saga of secrets and ghosts * Good Housekeeping * A well executed, brooding, creepy atmosphere * Sunday Mirror * A prickly story full of tension * Sunday Express *