Louise Millar is the author of The Hidden Girl, Accidents Happen and The Playdate, psychological thrillers published by Pan Macmillan in the UK, and Emily Bestler Books/Atria in the USA.

Before turning to fiction, she spent 20 years working in magazines and newspapers, starting as a freelance sub-editor on entertainment titles such as the NME, Kerrang!, Empire and Smash Hits, before crossing over into women’s magazines and becoming a senior commissioning editor at Marie Claire. In 2006, she left Marie Claire to start a business writing ‘ordinary people’s memoirs – appearing on BBC’s The One Show to promote it – while writing freelance features for Psychologies, the Observer, the Guardian, Stella (the Telegraph), Stylist and Marie Claire, and starting work on The Playdate.

She lives in London with her husband and children and is currently writing her fourth psychological thriller.