20 July 2018

Author profile: Laura Elliot

Irish writer Laura Elliot lives in Malahide, which has featured in several of her novels. Her latest psychological thriller is The Wife Before Me (2018).

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found.

Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together they can help each other.
Now Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of.

And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia - until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone. 

Her  previous books written as Laura Elliot include The Prodigal Sister, also published as The Lost Sister (2009), Stolen Child (2010), Fragile Lies (2015), The Betrayal (2015), Sleep Sister (2016), and psychological thriller Guilty (2017).

Laura Elliot is the pen name of June Considine, who has worked as a freelance journalist and magazine editor and is the prolific author of books for children and young adults.

She grew up in Finglas and her brother is fellow writer and playwright Dermot Bolger. Her children's short stories have been broadcast and have appeared in a number of teenage anthologies.