Hannah Richell was born in Kent and spent her childhood years in the UK and Canada. She is the author of three previous bestselling novels: Secrets of the Tides, The Shadow Year and The Peacock Summer. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages. Hannah has a background in book and film marketing and has worked in both the UK and Australia on a range of popular entertainment brands. She has also written for media outlets such as Harper's Bazaar, The Australian Women's Weekly, Fairfax and the Independent. Hannah is a dual citizen of Great Britain and Australia and currently lives in the South West of England with her family.