Kerry Barrett is the author of eight novels, including the Strictly Come Dancing-themed A Step in Time (HarperCollins), The Forgotten Girl (HarperCollins) and The Girl in the Picture (HQ Digital).

The Girl in the Picture, a haunting time-slip novel, follows crime novelist Ella, who thinks the house on the cliff, where she’s moved with her young family, is the perfect place to overcome writer’s block. But there’s a strange atmosphere that settles once they move in – and Ella’s intrigued when she hears stories of brutal murders in the house next door more than 150 years ago. When Ella uncovers a portrait of a beautiful young girl named Violet Hargreaves, who went missing at the same time as the horrific crimes, she becomes determined to find out what happened. And in trying to lay Violet’s ghost to rest, Ella must face ghosts of her own…

Born in Edinburgh, Kerry moved to London as a child, where she now lives with her husband and two sons. A massive bookworm growing up, she used to save up her pocket money to buy the latest Sweet Valley High, then read the whole book on the bus home and have to wait months for the next one. Eventually she realised it would be easier to write her own stories.

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