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Erica Spindler - Author

About the Author

Erica Spindler has published more than twenty novels. Her titles have been published all over the world and Red  was turned into both a wildly popular graphic novel and daytime drama in Japan. Critics have dubbed her stories as “thrill-packed, page turners, white knuckle rides, and edge-of-your-seat whodunits” and The Times Picayune praised 2003’s In Silence, calling it “Creepy and compelling; a real page turner.”

In 2002, her novel Bone Cold  won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence. An RWA honor roll member, she received a Kiss of Death award for her novel  and is a three-time RITA award finalist. In 1999 Publishers Weekly awarded the audio version of her Forbidden Fruit novel Shocking Pink  a Listen-Up award, naming it one of the best audio mystery books of 1998. Praised by booksellers as “The best suspense novel I’ve ever read” and “A perfect 10 out of 10,” Erica's 2004 release See Jane Die  is the story of a woman who must face her darkest fears when her husband becomes the prime suspect in the brutal murders of two women.

Erica and her husband — a man she describes as funny, handsome and way too sassy — met in art school and have been together ever since. They have two sons, born nine and a half years apart. Erica makes her home in the New Orleans area, although she originally hailed from Illinois.

Featured books by Erica Spindler

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Ten years ago, Kat McCall left her home town in Louisiana after being accused of murdering her sister. Now, despite the fact there are those in the town who are still convinced of her guilt, she has returned, determined to unearth the real killer. With the help of police officer Luke Tanner, Kat starts to get to the truth about who really killed her sister, but there are plenty of people who don't like her digging up secrets from the past...Utterly gripping and compulsively readable, Don't Look Back is the sensational new thriller from internationally bestselling author Erica Spindler.

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Other books by Erica Spindler

Chances Are

Chances Are

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

The Other Girl Two crimes, fifteen years apart. One person connects them.

The Other Girl Two crimes, fifteen years apart. One person connects them.

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner THE OUTSTANDING NEW THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ERICA SPINDLER What have readers been saying about The Other Girl? 'Spellbinding.' 5***** 'Looking for something that will keep your attention until the very end? This is your next book!' 5***** 'A chilling and unputdownable taut crime suspense thriller - her best yet!' 5***** 'Excellent twist with a bittersweet ending. I highly recommend this fast pace thriller.' 5***** Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose, Erica Spindler is master of classic crime fiction and the twist you won't see coming. A horrific crime with one witness: a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law. Is it any surprise no one believed her? Officer Miranda Rader has worked hard to earn the respect of her co-workers and the community, and is known for her honesty and integrity. But that wasn't always so. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a small town that didn't believe she could change, and she's spent fifteen years trying to forget about her past. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town's most beloved college professors, they're unprepared for the brutality of the scene. Just when Miranda thinks she's seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about a terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she'd buried, along with the girl she'd been back then, and until now that grave had stayed sealed. Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop: the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface have nothing in common. Except Miranda. The outstanding new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler, The Other Girlis a chilling novel about a ritualistic murder that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she'd put behind her. Praise for Erica Spindler: 'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner 'Neat, taut and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.' Daily Mail 'I can put Spindler on my growing list of favourite crime-fiction authors.' Evening Standard 'Has enough twists to keep you riveted right to the final page.' Image

The Other Girl Two crimes, fifteen years apart. One person connects them.

The Other Girl Two crimes, fifteen years apart. One person connects them.

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2017

'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner THE OUTSTANDING NEW THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ERICA SPINDLER What have readers been saying about The Other Girl? 'Spellbinding.' 5***** 'Looking for something that will keep your attention until the very end? This is your next book!' 5***** 'A chilling and unputdownable taut crime suspense thriller - her best yet!' 5***** 'Excellent twist with a bittersweet ending. I highly recommend this fast pace thriller.' 5***** Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose, Erica Spindler is master of classic crime fiction and the twist you won't see coming. A horrific crime with one witness: a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law. Is it any surprise no one believed her? Officer Miranda Rader has worked hard to earn the respect of her co-workers and the community, and is known for her honesty and integrity. But that wasn't always so. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a small town that didn't believe she could change, and she's spent fifteen years trying to forget about her past. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town's most beloved college professors, they're unprepared for the brutality of the scene. Just when Miranda thinks she's seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about a terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she'd buried, along with the girl she'd been back then, and until now that grave had stayed sealed. Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop: the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface have nothing in common. Except Miranda. The outstanding new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler, The Other Girlis a chilling novel about a ritualistic murder that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she'd put behind her. Praise for Erica Spindler: 'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner 'Neat, taut and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.' Daily Mail 'I can put Spindler on my growing list of favourite crime-fiction authors.' Evening Standard 'Has enough twists to keep you riveted right to the final page.' Image

If You Dare Terrifying, suspenseful and a masterclass in thriller storytelling

If You Dare Terrifying, suspenseful and a masterclass in thriller storytelling

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2017

THE OUTSTANDING NEW THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ERICA SPINDLER Praise for Erica Spindler 'Forces you to turn each page' Daily Mail 'Absolutely can't put it down' Lisa Gardner Face your fear. Uncover the truth. It's been three months since that night - the night that Detective Micki Dare almost died. Physically, she's healed but the nightmares remain, and she can't shake the feeling that more happened that night than her partner Detective Zach Harris is telling her. The only thing she can do is try to carry on as normal and solve the latest case she and Zach have been assigned to. A string of brutal home invasions are rocking the city and the families targeted have nothing in common. Why were these victims chosen? The deeper Micki and Zach go into the case, the more they realise something isn't right. There's something . . . familiar about the person doing this - and it's a familiarity Micki has been trying to forget. Suddenly, this case is hitting too close to home and Micki has to decide if she really wants to learn the truth about that night . . .

Triple Six

Triple Six

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2016

Detectives Micki Dare and Zach Harris are back in Triple Six, their second adventure in Erica Spindlers supernatural thriller series The Lightkeepers.It's been three months since that night - the night that Micki almost died. Physically, she's healed but the nightmares remain, and she can't shake the feeling that more happened that night than Zach is telling her. The only thing she can do is try to carry on as normal and solve the latest case she and Zach have been assigned to.A string of brutal home invasions are rocking New Orleans and the families targeted seemingly have nothing in common. Why were these victims chosen? The deeper Micki and Zach go into the case, the more they realize something isn't right. There's something familiar about the person doing this - and it's a familiarity Micki has been trying to forget. Suddenly, this case is hitting too close to home and Micki has to decide if she really wants to learn the truth about that night . . .

The Final Seven

The Final Seven

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The first Saturday in July. A missing woman. The number seven carved into her door. The countdown has begun . . . Detective Micki Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially an irreverent charmer like Detective Zach Harris, who's fresh out of an 'experimental' FBI training programme. And Micki's assignment, to keep Zach alive while he fights crime using his special skills, is not what she signed up for. But the decision's been made and there's nothing she can do about it. Micki soon realises that there's more to her partner than meets the eye - and there's more at stake than just catching bad guys and closing cases. Because there's a new kind of evil lurking, something more cunning than she's ever encountered before. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it. As another victim goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki acknowledges a terrifying truth: they might not make it. This time the evil they're facing might destroy them all . . . Full of twists and drama, The Final Seven is a compulsive and heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

Fortune

Fortune

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

A dangerous fight for answers... Something dark has long shadowed Skye Dearborn's life. It's there, locked in her memories of blood spilling across a gleaming floor. In the sound of her own screams. And in the terror she's felt ever since the night her mother disappeared.With no real memories to help her understand her past, building a new life seemed like the only way out...and for a while, Skye has felt at peace. But when someone enters her life who seems to know her secret, Skye is intrigued. All her instincts warn her to stay away from this man - but he could be her opportunity to find out the truth about her past. One thing is certain: if Skye wants answers, she'll have to risk everything to get them.

Last Known Victim

Last Known Victim

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

To catch the killer she must confront the past. For PC Patti O'Shay, the discovery of a dead body is shocking, but part of the job. A dead body with the right hand severed is disturbing. But when a corpse is discovered with the police badge of Patti's murdered husband, she realises that this is a case tailored to her...and one she is determined to solve. Driven by revenge, and working outside the law, Patti vows to track down the monster responsible. But as the killings continue, it becomes clear that she is not the hunter - but the hunted.

Killer Takes All

Killer Takes All

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

There's only one way out of this deadly game...When her neighbour Cassie is found brutally murdered, former police officer Stacy Killian is convinced that her friend's death is related to a cult role-playing game. The game is dark, violent and addictive. And in this case, it looks like it was deadly.Stacy's work in the force exposed her to more that her share of evil. But as the bodies mount, Stacy finds herself trapped in a deadly the world of a deadly match, where killer takes all. The only way out is to win. And to do that, Stacy will have to learn how to play the game.

Bone Cold

Bone Cold

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Killers aren't supposed to strike twice... Years ago, a madman kidnapped Anna, cutting off her finger before vanishing without a trace. Today, Anna lives in New Orleans, writing dark thrillers under another name. She finally feels safe. Until, suddenly, Anna's new life begins to crumble. She is followed, her apartment broken into. Disturbing letters arrive from a crazed fan. And then a close friend disappears. Detective Quentin Malone is more concerned with the recent murders of two women in the French Quarter than Anna's case. But after a third victim is found-a redhead like Anna, her finger severed-Malone is forced to acknowledge that Anna is his link to the killer... and, if he doesn't act fast, she could be the next target.

Shocking Pink

Shocking Pink

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

I spy...murder... When Andie, Julie and Raven heard music coming from an empty house and peeked through a window, they never could have predicted what they saw: a man and woman engaged in a dark and ritualistic sex act. Stunned, and then curious, they girls return to the house again and again - and each time, what they see is more shocking. Eventually, fearing for the life of the woman, they contact the police. But too late-the woman has already been found dead. Years later the girls return to their hometown, but they are not alone. Someone is stalking them, someone who knows what they saw...and plans to make sure they never repeat it.

All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Murder? Or justice...? Men are dying unexpectedly in Charlotte, North Carolina - all victims of bizarre accidents. Or so it seems, until Detective Melanie May realises these men had something in common: they all slipped through the fingers of the justice system, accused of abuse but allowed to walk free. It looks like someone is taking justice into their own hands. And the more Melanie investigates, the more she begins to fear it might even be someone she knows. But one thing is certain, this killer will stop at nothing until all fall down. . .

See Jane Die

See Jane Die

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Someone has been watching...now, they're ready to kill. Seventeen years ago, Jane Killian was nearly killed by a speedboat in what was made to look like a terrible accident. Now she has everything to live for - a successful career, a loving husband, and a baby on the way. When two women with ties to Jane's husband are found brutally slain, he becomes the prime suspect, threatening everything Jane holds dear. But what others interpret as Jane's husband's guilt, she understands as a deadly message. The person who tried to take her life is back. And this time, they won't stop until they see Jane die.

Final Seven

Final Seven

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2016

The first Saturday in July.A missing coed.The number seven carved into her door.The countdown has begun.THE FINAL SEVENNew Orleans Detective Micki Dee Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially not Zach Hollywood Harris, an irreverent charmer, fresh out of an experimental FBI program. And her assignmentkeep him alive while he fights crime using the special skills he brings to the tableis not what she signed up for. But the die has been cast and there's nothing she can do about it.Micki soon realizes there's more to her partner than meets the eyeand more at stake than catching bad guys and closing cases. Theres a new kind of evil at work the Crescent City, more cunning, more powerful than any shes ever encountered. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it.As another coed goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki must face a terrifying truth: this time she might not make it. This time the evil theyre facing might destroy them all.Full of surprise twists and unexpected turns, The Final Seven is a heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

The First Wife

The First Wife

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner THE OUTSTANDING THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ERICA SPINDLER What have readers been saying about The First Wife? 'This is a must read. Truly outstanding as always.' Amazon reviewer, 5***** 'A real page turner that kept me guessing throughout.' Amazon reviewer, 5***** 'Spindler fans should relish this latest release, as should anybody looking for a first class thriller!' Amazon reviewer, 5***** Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose, Erica Spindler is master of classic crime fiction and the twist you won't see coming. Despite the ten-year age gap and the differences in their backgrounds, Bailey was meant to be with Logan - she's sure of it. It's natural that they should marry as soon as they can. But when Logan brings Bailey home to his magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. She can't ignore the rumours about what happened to Logan's first wife and then when a local woman goes missing, all signs point to her husband. Has Bailey made a terrible mistake trusting Logan? What happened to his first wife? Suddenly Bailey is facing an impossible decision: should she believe what everyone is saying, or should she bet her life on the man she loves, but hardly knows? Praise for Erica Spindler: 'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner 'Neat, taut and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.' Daily Mail 'I can put Spindler on my growing list of favourite crime-fiction authors.' Evening Standard 'Has enough twists to keep you riveted right to the final page.' Image

The First Wife

The First Wife

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2015

Despite the ten-year age gap and the differences in their backgrounds, Bailey was meant to be with Logan - she's sure of it. It's natural that they should marry as soon as they can. But when Logan brings Bailey home to his magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. She can't ignore the rumours about what happened to Logan's first wife and then when a local woman goes missing, all signs point to her husband. Has Bailey made a terrible mistake trusting Logan? What happened to his first wife? Suddenly Bailey is facing an impossible decision: should she believe what everyone is saying, or should she bet her life on the man she loves, but hardly knows? Complex, compulsively readable and utterly thrilling, The First Wife is the sensational new novel from the internationally bestselling author Erica Spindler.