Join us for an evening with three bestselling crime authors as Lisa Jewell, Clare Mackintosh and Louise Candlish come together to talk about the art of successful crime writing and their latest novels.

Lisa Jewell – The Family Remains

Lisa Jewell is the million-copy bestselling author of The Family Upstairs. Find out what happened next in the nerve-shredding sequel The Family Remains, out in paperback this April.

LONDON. Early morning, June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a bag of bones is discovered. Human bones.

DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene and quickly sends the bag for forensic examination. The bones are those of a young woman, killed by a blow to the head many years ago.

Also inside the bag is a trail of clues, in particular the seeds of a rare tree which lead DCI Owusu back to a mansion in Chelsea where, nearly thirty years previously, three people lay dead in a kitchen, and a baby waited upstairs for someone to pick her up.

The clues point forward too to a brother and sister in Chicago searching for the only person who can make sense of their pasts.

Four deaths. An unsolved mystery. A family whose secrets can’t stay buried for ever …

Clare Mackintosh – The Last Party

With more than two million copies of her books sold, Clare Mackintosh is the number one bestselling author of I Let You Go, I See You and Let Me Lie. Published in paperback on 30th March, The Last Party is the first book in an unmissable new series.

On New Year’s Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests.

He’s celebrating the success of his lakeside holiday homes, and has generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy new neighbours. By midnight, Rhys will be floating dead in the freezing waters of the lake.

On New Year’s Day, DC Ffion Morgan has a village full of suspects. She grew up in the tiny community, so the murder suspects are her neighbours, friends and family – and Ffion has her own secrets to protect.

With a lie uncovered at every turn, soon the question isn’t who wanted Rhys dead . . . but who finally killed him.

Louise Candlish – The Only Suspect

Louise Candlish is the number one bestselling author of Our House, The British Book Awards Crime & Thriller Book of the Year in 2019 and a smash hit 4 part ITV drama. Her brand new thriller The Only Suspect was published  in hardback in February this year.

There’s the obvious story. And then there’s the truth.

Alex lives a comfortable life with his wife Beth in the leafy suburb of Silver Vale. Fine, so he’s not the most outgoing guy on the street, he prefers to keep himself to himself, but he’s a good husband and an easy-going neighbour.

That’s until Beth announces the creation of a nature trail on a local site that’s been disused for decades and suddenly Alex is a changed man. Now he’s always watching. Questioning. Struggling to hide his dread . . . As the landscapers get to work, a secret threatens to surface from years ago, back in Alex’s twenties when he got entangled with a seductive young woman called Marina, who threw both their lives into turmoil.

And who sparked a police hunt for a murder suspect that was never quite what it seemed.

And it still isn’t.

What better way to spend an evening than talking all things crime with these fantastic authors. We look forward to welcoming Lisa, Clare and Louise to Oswestry!

Tickets: ¬£10 (¬£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The Family Remains, The Last Party or The Only Suspect)

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