Laura Carlin left school at sixteen to work in retail banking and it was only after leaving her job to write full-time that she discovered her passion for storytelling and exploring pockets of history through fiction.
She lives in a book-filled house in beautiful rural Derbyshire with her family and a very naughty cat. When she's not writing she enjoys walking in the surrounding countryside.
REQUIEM FOR A KNAVE - Hodder and Stoughton - February 2020
After the death of his mother, young Alwin of Whittaker leaves the only home he has ever known to seek answers about his unknown father through a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. On the journey, Alwin falls in with a band of violent and marauding soldiers and is witness to their terrible crimes. When Alwin later joins up with a group of pilgrims, he must hide his identity, but he is not the only one with secrets to keep. Rosamund, a young woman travelling the same path, has much to conceal too.
The journey to discovering who he really is will lead Alwin into great danger and great passion. These are dark times, and through them, Alwin must shine a light. Will the revelations to come destroy everything that came before?
THE WICKED COMETH - Hodder and Stoughton - February 2018
Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and the city's vulnerable poor are disappearing from the streets. Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible.
When Hester is thrust into the world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life under the tutelage of the fiercely intelligent and mysterious Rebekah Brock.
But whispers from her past slowly begin to poison her new life and both she and Rebekah are lured into the most sinister of investigations, dragging them into the blackest heart of a city where something more depraved than either of them could ever imagine is lurking...
Praise for THE WICKED COMETH:
'Fans of vintage Sarah Waters will love this chilling novel' - Red magazine
'A deliciously dark confection of a novel' - Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
'Carlin's great at conjuring up an image of darkest 1800s London' - Stylist
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HISTORY BELONGS TO THE WICKED.