Jane Shemilt (Photo: JC Candanedo)
Jane Shemilt (Photo: JC Candanedo)
Little Friends – Jane Shemilt
Little Friends released on Feb 20th

“Riveting creepiness.” - New York Times

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Jane Shemilt is an internationally-acclaimed, best-selling author of psychological suspense novels. Her debut novel Daughter was a Richard and Judy pick, shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish award and nominated for an Edgar award. It became the fastest selling debut of 2014. Her third novel, How Far We Fall, has been optioned for production as a TV drama by Twelve Town.

Jane’s stories are inspired by her background in psychology and medicine. She studied Psychology at London University before qualifying with honours from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. She began writing while working as a GP, undertaking a diploma in Creative Writing then an M.A. also in Creative Writing, at Bath Spa University, gaining both with distinction.

Jane lives in Bristol with her husband Steve Gill – a Professor of Neurosurgery – where they brought up their five children. She is currently working on her fifth novel.

Little Friends

2020 · Penguin

The Playground

2020 · Harper Collins

How Far We Fall

2018 · Penguin


2014 · Penguin

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