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Vikki Patis

Vikki Patis is the bestselling author of psychological thrillers In the Dark (2021), The Wake (2020), Girl, Lost (2020), The Girl Across the Street (2019), and The Diary (2018). Girl, Lost, a top 100 bestseller on Amazon, was later longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize 2020. Her next thriller will be published in 2022 by Hodder & Stoughton.

She is represented by Emily Glenister at DHH Literary Agency and also writes historical fiction as Victoria Hawthorne. Her first historical suspense novel, The House at Helygen, will be published in April 2022 by Quercus, with another to follow in 2023.

Alongside a day job in regulatory and compliance, Vikki also runs The Bandwagon blog and the Psychological Suspense Authors’ Association, and writes for various publications. After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2016 and coeliac disease in 2018, she tries to raise awareness of living with a chronic illness through her writing, and includes a diverse range of characters in her fiction. She lives in Hertfordshire with her wife, two wild golden retrievers, and an even wilder cat.

Psychological suspense

Bestselling psychological suspense published by Hodder & Stoughton, Bookouture, and Bloodhound Books.

Historical fiction

Writing as Victoria Hawthorne, discover dark historical fiction rich with familial secrets and strong female protagonists. Published by Quercus.

The Bandwagon

The Bandwagon is a place for lovers of fiction, and is now proudly part of the Psychological Suspense Authors’ Association.

Find Vikki’s books on Bookshop.org

Praise for Vikki Patis

Rating: 5 out of 5.

‘Patis is proving herself to be the queen of page-turning reads.’

Tiffany McDaniel, author of Betty

Rating: 5 out of 5.

‘Slow-burn family drama with some dark themes, that is packed with emotion and heart.’

Sarah A. Denzil, author of Silent Child

Rating: 5 out of 5.

‘A spellbinding novel with characters who get under your skin and into your heart. Loved it.

Lesley Sanderson, author of The Birthday Weekend

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