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Kathleen Peacock spent most of her teen years writing short stories–all of which contained much angst and none of which survived high school. After working as a graphic designer, unofficial technical writer, and publicist, she returned to school to pursue an undergraduate degree. She lives in New Brunswick–just a few hours from the border with Maine–and is also the author of the Hemlock series.
Kathleen Peacock grew up in Northern New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada. Upon graduating from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, she worked as the sort of graphic designer who wrote marketing copy and technical manuals on demand. She went on to work in the publicity department of a Canadian independent publisher where she no longer had to design logos and brochures but did have to write a great many press releases. She is currently attending university where she divides her time between English lit, media studies, and psychology. A few areas of academic interest include genre fiction, psychology, fandom, and the adaptation of literary works to the screen.
Kathleen’s first novel, Hemlock, was published in May 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. Thornhill and Willowgrove followed. Hemlock was also published in the U.K. by Simon & Schuster Children’s Books under the title Deadly Hemlock. Kathleen’s fourth book, You Were Never Here, will be released by Harper Teen on October 20, 2020. It is a young adult mystery set in Atlantic Canada.
Reviews of You Were Never Here:
“A page-turner of a thriller with a smart, compelling heroine.”— Kirkus Reviews
“[A] crafty, well-paced thriller. The novel’s finale is appropriately fiendish—and also unexpectedly uplifting.”— Publishers Weekly
“This novel is more than a murder mystery. It’s about self-empowerment, acceptance, and the strength to be found in female friendships.”— School Library Journal
Blurbs for You Were Never Here:
“A taut, dynamic plot…engrossing and smart. Kathleen Peacock creates magic on the page”— Sophie Jordan, NYTimes bestselling author
“A tense, creepy thriller with an engrossing Twin Peaks-ian atmosphere that sucked me in from the first page and kept me hanging on every word. I couldn’t put it down!.”— Gretchen McNeil, author of Ten, #murdertrending, and Get Even
“Dangerous, tense, and a touch magical, Kathleen Peacock does not disappoint with her newest novel, YOU WERE NEVER HERE. It kept me turning pages late into the night, desperately trying to unravel the mysteries in Montgomery Falls.”— Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling author of My Plain Jane and the Fallen Isles trilogy
“I loved every page of Kathleen Peacock’s sensational YOU WERE NEVER HERE. This note-perfect small town mystery with a paranormal twist comes with all the trappings: family secrets, a haunted house, abandoned tunnels, and a series of jaw-dropping twists that you don’t see coming. Deftly plotted and beautifully written, with a main character you’ll fall in love with, this is a must-read for mystery fans of all ages.”— Tom Ryan, award-winning author of Keep This to Yourself and I Hope You’re Listening
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