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Claire Allan

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Claire Allan is a bestselling author of pyschological thrillers and, in the past, women’s fiction.

A former reporter with the Derry Journal, she published eight contemporary women’s fiction novels with Poolbeg Press in Ireland before becoming a full time author, and switching genre to ‘unleash her darker side’

Her first domestic noir novel, Her Name Was Rose was published by Avon/ HarperCollins in 2018 and was an instant bestseller in several countries. Claire’s novels have been translated into multiple languages.

Latterly. Claire has worked as a story consultant on the forthcoming BBC Drama series ‘Blue Lights’ with Two Cities Productions.

She has also written a number of rom-coms under the pen-name Freya Kennedy.

Claire still lives in Derry with her family.

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