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What’s Their Secret? Caroline Mitchell @Caroline_writes confesses! #HerLastSecret


To celebrate #HerLastSecret going on sale, I’ve asked authors to share their secrets with me… Today it’s Caroline Mitchell, author of the DC Jennifer Knight series, and the DS Ruby Preston series, as well as psychological thriller WITNESS.

Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family, parrot and two dogs in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Published by Bookouture and Thomas & Mercer, she now writes full time and all her books have become number 1 best sellers in their categories.

Her fast-paced DC Jennifer Knight thrillers carry a hint of the supernatural and are weaved from Caroline’s personal experiences in the police and paranormal.

Set in Shoreditch, London, her DS Ruby Preston series is described as “terrifying, addictive serial killer thrillers”.

Caroline also writes psychological thrillers, the most recent, Witness, has been described as “thrilling, tense, exciting, dark and twisted in the best possible way”.


Secret writing ritual…

Music. I use Spotify every day and have some writing playlists that I listen to on a loop. It really helps me get in the zone.

Secret writing snack…

Not so much a snack as I’m trying to cut down, but I couldn’t write without copious amounts of coffee!

Secret celebration when you finish a WIP…

 A bit of happy dancing, a glass or three of wine, and then a brand new notebook to plot the next one.


‘Guilty secret’ read…

Twilight. There, I’ve said it! I love the Lindsay J. Pryor Blackthorn novels too. I may have a thing for vampires… 😉

‘Guilty secret’ tv programme…

I used to love True Blood (vampire series). I enjoy anything featuring Tom Hardy (although that’s not much of a secret) and loved him in Taboo.

Shared secret…

As well as being in the police, I also used to breed Cockapoos. I loved having a litter of puppies running around my home. The only problem was, I wanted to keep them all.

Secret peek into your new WIP 

This is an exclusive… my new work in progress features a DI Amy Winter. It’s different from anything else I’ve written and I can’t wait to share more. Watch this space!

Secret Santa… (If you could give a happy ending to any fictional character who would it be, and what would you do?)

I would love a happy ending for Heathcliff and Cathy of Wuthering Heights. It’s one of my favourite books.


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