Isabel Ashdown was born in London in 1970 and grew up in a seaside village on the south coast of England. From an early age she developed a deep connection with the sea and a fascination with other people’s lives, which is reflected in the books she writes.
Her writing career took off after she won first prize in a national competition judged by Fay Weldon, the late Sir John Mortimer and thriller writer Michael Ridpath. The finished novel Glasshopper was released to critical acclaim and twice named as one of the best books of the year. Today, Isabel writes full-time alongside her work for the Royal Literary Fund, as well as teaching creative writing at various festivals and retreats.
After four novels published by Myriad Editions, Isabel’s writing took a new direction and her intelligent and gripping psychological thrillers found a home at Trapeze, are published by Kensington Books in the States and translated into several languages.
Lake Child, Trapeze, 2019; Beautiful Liars, Trapeze, 2018; Little Sister, Trapeze, 2017; Flight, Myriad Editions, 2015; Summer of ’76, Myriad Editions, 2013; Hurry Up and Wait, Myriad Editions, 2011; Glasshopper, Myriad Editions 2009.