Carolyn Smith was educated at the University of Derby and University of Wales and is a qualified librarian. This is her first book, which is inspired by her own experiences of psychotherapy and self-harm. She currently lives in London with her partner and three cats.
'Cutting it Out is an intriguing detective novel in which a young woman discovers why she cuts her flesh. Her self-attacks, seemingly so incomprehensible and inhuman, cannot withstand the hidden truths that emerge from the deepest layers of her mind. Cleverly crafted and well-written, the novel is a realistic and solid read.' - Armando Favazza MD, author of Bodies Under Siege and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Missouri 'My room is untidy. By my bed a pile of books and newspapers is used as a handy table for three empty mugs of tea and a plate of toast crumbs. By the side of the 'table' is a box of tissues and underneath the first layer of tissues is my secret stash of razor blades.' - Cutting it Out