Emily Barr - Author

About the Author

Emily Barr worked as a journalist in London but always hankered after a quiet room and a book to write. She went travelling for a year, which gave her an idea for a novel set in the world of backpackers in Asia. This became Backpack, an adult thriller which won the WH Smith New Talent Award, and she has since written eleven more adult novels published in the UK and around the world.

The One Memory of Flora Banks is her first novel for young adults. She lives in Cornwall with her partner and their children.

Featured books by Emily Barr

The Sleeper

The Sleeper

Author: Emily Barr Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Two strangers meet on a train. Only one gets off... Lara Finch is living a lie. Everyone thinks she has a happy life in Cornwall, married to the devoted Sam, but in fact she is desperately bored. When she is offered a new job that involves commuting to London by sleeper train, she meets Guy and starts an illicit affair. But then Lara vanishes from the night train without a trace. Only her friend Iris disbelieves the official version of events, and sets out to find her. For Iris, it is the start of a voyage that will take her further than she's ever travelled and on to a trail of old crimes and dark secrets. For Lara, it is the end of a journey that started a long time ago. A journey she must finish, before it destroys her...

Other books by Emily Barr

Truth and Lies of Ella Black

Truth and Lies of Ella Black

Author: Emily Barr Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2017

Penguin presents The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr, read by Kelby Keenan. Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . . Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things. And realises her life has been a lie. Her mother and father arent hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place theyll never think to look - the favelas. But there she learns a terrible secret - the truth about her real parents and their past. And the truth about a mother, desperate for a daughter taken from her seventeen years ago . . .

One Memory of Flora Banks

One Memory of Flora Banks

Author: Emily Barr Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

It's not a lie if you can't remember the truth. ';Mesmerizing, electric, and achingly lovely,The One Memory of Flora Banksis unforgettable.One of the best YA novels I've read in a very long time.' --Jennifer Niven,New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora's brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend's boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora's fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So, when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the worldin Svalbard, NorwayFlora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life. But will following Drake be the key to unlocking Flora's memory? Or will the journey reveal that nothing is quite as it seems? Already a bestselling debut in the UK, this unforgettable novel is Memento meets We Were Liars and will have you racing through the pages to unravel the truth.Praise forThe One Memory of Flora Banks:An EW Most Anticipated YA Novel of 2017 "e;[A]remarkable odyssey...an enthralling story...a deftly, compassionately written mystery.'Booklist, starred review"e;Barr's tale mingles Oliver Sackslike scientific curiosity with Arctic adventure and YA novel in a way that's equally unsettling, winsome, and terrifying."e;Horn Book, starred review"e;Perfect for fans of both young adult romance and psychological thrillers,The One Memory of Flora Banksis destined to become one of your favorite beach reads of 2017. Promise."e;Bustle"e;Mesmerizing, electric, and achingly lovely,The One Memory of Flora Banksis unforgettable. One of the best YA novels I've read in a very long time."e;Jennifer Niven,New York Timesbestselling author ofAll the Bright Places"e;Ultimately, this title will leave readers with a sense of hope and faith in the human spirit....A strong choice for YA shelves."e;School Library Journal"e;Flora's situation may be singular, but her desire for autonomy should speak loudly to teens in the midst of their own journeys into adulthood."e;Publishers Weekly"e;An affecting portrayal of living with amnesia and discovering one's own agency."e;Kirkus"e;[T]his is [Barr's] first YA novel and it is a good one. It will not be forgotten by readers."e;VOYA"e;An extraordinarily moving and original novel, a story of secrecy and lie, love and loss that manages to be both heart-breaking and life-affirming...Barr's first novel for teenagers...is as brave as Flora herself."e; Daily Mail"e;An icily atmospheric story...captivating...[a]pacy page-turner that packs a significant emotional punch."e; The Guardian

The Everything Guide To The Blood Sugar Diet Balance Your Blood Sugar Levels to Reduce Inflammation, Lose Weight, and Prevent Disease

The Everything Guide To The Blood Sugar Diet Balance Your Blood Sugar Levels to Reduce Inflammation, Lose Weight, and Prevent Disease

Author: Emily Barr Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/12/2015

Improve your health and lose weight with an insulin-balancing food plan! Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels isn't just a concern for those diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes. Scientists are discovering that the secret to losing weight, maintaining good health, and preventing illness lies in balanced blood sugar. In The Everything Guide to the Blood Sugar Diet, you'll learn how to: Limit dairy, sugar, gluten, and processed foods Focus on lean protein, healthy fats, fruits, and vegetables Balance insulin levels and lose weight Prevent diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure In addition, you'll find 180 recipes for fresh and flavorful meals, like Pesto Parmesan Quinoa, Sweet Potato Chili, Mahi-Mahi and Mango Street Tacos, and Coconut Chia Pudding. Inside you'll find all you need to overhaul your diet and improve your health--one delicious meal at a time!

The Sleeper

The Sleeper

Author: Emily Barr Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Two strangers meet on a train. Only one gets off... Lara Finch is living a lie. Everyone thinks she has a happy life in Cornwall, married to the devoted Sam, but in fact she is desperately bored. When she is offered a new job that involves commuting to London by sleeper train, she meets Guy and starts an illicit affair. But then Lara vanishes from the night train without a trace. Only her friend Iris disbelieves the official version of events, and sets out to find her. For Iris, it is the start of a voyage that will take her further than she's ever travelled and on to a trail of old crimes and dark secrets. For Lara, it is the end of a journey that started a long time ago. A journey she must finish, before it destroys her...

Stranded An unputdownable psychological thriller set on a desert island

Stranded An unputdownable psychological thriller set on a desert island

Author: Emily Barr Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

If no one knows you're missing, how can you be found? An unmissable novel from the queen of psychological, suspenseful women's fiction. Bruised from the breakdown of her marriage, Esther Lomax needs to get away, and Malaysia's unspoilt shores seem the perfect place. But a day's boat trip takes a desperate turn when Esther and six other holidaymakers are taken to a desert island and their guide does not return. The group have no way of getting back to the mainland and know nothing about each other. As the days pass, tensions erupt, secrets emerge and time increasingly runs out, Esther must ask herself the ultimate question: will she leave the island alive?

The Perfect Lie A page-turning thriller of intrigue and suspense

The Perfect Lie A page-turning thriller of intrigue and suspense

Author: Emily Barr Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2010

A girl flees to Venice to escape her dangerous past in this electrifying novel of intrigue, psychological tension and suspense... For Lucy Riddick, Venice has always been the dream destination. A dream inspired by the pretty picture pinned to her mother's kitchen wall. To Lucy, Venice seems the ideal place to lose herself. And now she needs to do just that. The secret she's been keeping from her boyfriend and her friends has finally caught up with her and Lucy needs to disappear - and fast. There's no better time to pack her bags and head for Italy. But what if, when she sets foot in Venice, Lucy finds that the one thing she has been running from, the one thing she has been trying to escape, is already there, lying in wait for her? Time to run away again? Or time to end the chase, once and for all?

Out of my Depth A gripping novel of dark secrets between old friends

Out of my Depth A gripping novel of dark secrets between old friends

Author: Emily Barr Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2007

When Susie decides to invite her old school friends for a reunion she tells herself that it's just about showing off. It's about letting Amanda, Izzy and Tamsin, see how well she's done, with her successful career as an artist, her gorgeous house in France, her deliciously louche boyfriend. But the truth is that this is a dark plan. A plan that could make or break her seemingly perfect life...and she knows it. As the old friends gather at Susie's for a long weekend of catching up and comparisons, it is clear that despite their lives having taken very different turns, they are all still haunted by a dark and common past. They each know that up until now they have been treading water - waiting for the inevitable moment when they have to face the truth. The question is, now that the time has come, who will sink and who will swim?

Plan B A gripping and moving novel with shocking twists

Plan B A gripping and moving novel with shocking twists

Author: Emily Barr Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2006

Emma adores living in Brighton, but she loves Matt more. When he suggests they buy the perfect farmhouse in the south of France, she reluctantly agrees, even though he continues commuting to London while she looks after their daughter and the builders. But France is not the idyll he promised, and when she discovers the true reason he spends half his time in London the foundations on which she's built her life start to crumble...

Cuban Heels A compelling and compulsive psychological thriller

Cuban Heels A compelling and compulsive psychological thriller

Author: Emily Barr Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2004

Maggie moves to Brighton after splitting up with her long-term boyfriend, and, unable to find a job, starts work as a lapdancer. Failing to make any new friends, she writes letters compulsively, and the highlight of her day is the sound of the morning post being delivered. Maggie gradually becomes obsessed with the married couple, Libby and David, living next door. Libby has given up work after having a baby, and is finding life as a full-time mother very difficult. Just as she persuades David that she should return to work, he is asked to take a sabbatical from his management-consultant job. He's always longed to travel, and convinces Libby that they should spend six months in Cuba, learning Spanish. Maggie, deciding she too wants to travel, follows them to Havana, where the horrors of her past - in particular her young sister's violent death - begin to haunt her. And as Maggie starts to break down, she tries to take over Libby's life...

Baggage An unputdownable thriller about digging up the past

Baggage An unputdownable thriller about digging up the past

Author: Emily Barr Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2002

At eighteen, your closest friend commits suicide. At twenty-nine, you're backpacking in the Australian outback when you see her. She has a husband. She has a ten-year-old son. She has a baby on the way. She claims to be someone else. But you'd recognise her anywhere. Back in England you tell your journalist boyfriend. While he never knew her, he always knew of her - her name is Daisy Fraser and she was awaiting trial over the deaths of four people when she jumped off the Severn Bridge. He thinks: This could be the scoop of the century. He says: Happy Christmas - I'm taking you to Australia to find Daisy.

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