Rebecca Connell lives in South London. She graduated from Oxford University, where she read English, in 2001. After working in television for several years, devising and researching factual entertainment programming, she moved to market research in 2005. She currently works as a researcher and writer of articles and reports dealing with aspects of youth culture and lifestyle. Her first novel, 'The Art of Losing', was published in 2009; 'Told in Silence' is her second.
January 2010 Debut of the Month. A startling story of betrayal and grief, of love and infidelity that has a quite unexpected ending. Told from two points of view, it traces a tale of a lost love, a lost friendship and a lost daughter through to a point where everyone is hiding something from everyone else. Written in a sharp, hypnotic style, its menace grows fast and keeps you compulsively turning the pages as a complicated story unfolds, a very accomplished debut. Comparison: Josephine Hart, Jane Fallon, Kim Edwards.