Sarah Haywood was born in Birmingham. After studying Law, she worked in London and Birkenhead as a solicitor, in Toxteth as an advice worker, and in Manchester as an investigator of complaints about lawyers. She lives in Liverpool with her husband and two sons. Her debut novel, The Cactus, was a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick, a Richard and Judy Book Club Pick, and was shortlisted for the Author's Club Best First Novel Award.
The Cactus will be compared to Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine...there is terrible poignancy - The Sunday TimesLegal battles, lapses of logic and the joys and fears of motherhood are explored in this astute, funny and moving novel of a woman learning how to let go - Daily MailQuirky, poignant and extremely readable - Sunday MirrorA brilliantly comic novel about the flawed, controlling and utterly endearing Susan, who, while engaging in a family feud with her feckless brother, embarks unwittingly on a journey of personal enlightenment - The Lady'Funny, compelling, well-written...for fans of Marian Keyes who demand a bit of grit in their comic writing' - Emerald StreetFans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus ... wonderfully funny and astute - RedThis book is charming and easy to read, the perfect tonic to this absurdly grey February - The PoolRead it if you loved Eleanor Oliphant - Best