Wendy James is Australia’s queen of the domestic thriller. She is the author of eight novels, including The Golden Child, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Ned Kelly Award, and the bestselling The Mistake. Her debut novel, Out of the Silence, won the 2006 Ned Kelly Award for first crime novel, and was shortlisted for the Nita May Dobbie Award for women’s writing. Wendy has a PhD from the University of New England, and works as an editor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation. She writes some of the sharpest and most topical domestic noir novels in the country.