Emma Kavanagh is a former police and military psychologist, who has written five critically acclaimed novels within the genre of psychological crime. Her debut, Falling, was well received and was followed by HiddenThe Missing Hours and The Killer on The Wall (all with Arrow, Penguin Random House). Emma has recently signed a 3 book deal with Orion for a trilogy, the first of which – To Catch a Killer – was released January 2019.

After completing a degree and PhD in psychology, Emma began her own consultancy business, providing training to police & military across the UK & Europe. She taught police officers and NATO personnel about the psychology of critical incidents, terrorism, body recovery and hostage negotiation.

She has run around muddy fields taking part in tactical exercises, has designed live fire training events, has been a VIP under bodyguard protection and has fired more than her fair share of weapons. She lives in South Wales with her husband and young sons.