Siobhán studied electronic engineering at National University of Ireland Galway and had a successful career writing for the technology sector in Scotland, France and Ireland. A plot-aholic, Siobhán now spends her time writing crime and thriller novels. She published her first novel in 2016, the widely acclaimed TWISTED RIVER. THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 'Her terrific debut novel, Twisted River, could hardly be more steeped in classic American pulp. MacDonald develops her twin stories with masterly control of mood and scene.' THE TORONTO STAR - 'In a remarkable debut novel, MacDonald keeps the reader riveted'. KIRKUS REVIEWS - 'MacDonald toys with the reader, leading right then feinting left with plot twists that genuinely surprise. The big thrill here is the constant undermining of assumptions.' Author Kimberly McCreight - 'Evocative and richly detailed, Twisted River is a page-turning mystery about the tragic consequences that result when the tightly held secrets of two families collide.' INSTYLE MAGAZINE - 'This gripping novel commands your attention from the very beginning ... a property swap fraught with problems. Expect to finish this one seriously debating your next Airbnb reservation.' CHRIS PAVONE, NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author – ‘Twisted River is a superb thriller – gripping, surprising, and terrifically rewarding.’ RT BOOK REVIEWS – ‘Dark and intriguing… MacDonald's strong writing accentuates pertinent details, and her vivid descriptions will have readers feeling the suspense throughout the story.’ Siobhán followed up this success with her second novel THE BLUE POOL, a thriller described as an 'ingenious and unpredictable psychological thriller ... a mesmerising exploration of loyalty, friendship, and the corrosive effects of guilt'. CRIME REVIEW - 'Similar to TWISTED RIVER, in that she achieves fantastic levels of tension. THE BLUE POOL is an intense read that you will want to devour as quickly as possible.' GUILTY had its Irish début in 2020 to equal praise. THE IRISH TIMES - 'This is a terrifically dark, twisty thriller, skilfully plotted and stylishly written.' THE IRISH EXAMINER - 'Page turner guilty of a gripping story. You could choke on the delicious venality & hypocrisy. Just one of the creepy thrills in this page turner.' THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT - 'GUILTY is a classy and cleverly plotted psychological thriller that grips from page one, packed with well-drawn characters and delivering an absolute zinger of a twist in the tale in the final pages.' RTE GUIDE - 'GUILTY is a twisty tale of ruthless ambition, family dysfunction and cold-blooded vengeance.' She is published in the UK & Ireland by Little Brown, in the US and Canada by Viking Penguin, in France by Archipel and in Germany by Piper. Siobhan lives in Ireland with her husband and two sons. Twitter @SiobhanMMacD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siobhan.m.macdonald Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SiobhanMacDonaldAuthorRead more Read less
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