Secrets & Lies

2-3pm Judge’s Chamber

Erin Kelly (You Know We Know), Dorothy Koomson (Tell Me Your Secret), Kia Abdullah (Take it Back) and Trisha Sakhlecha  (Your Truth or Mine?) explore the drivers of the psychological thriller.

Chaired by Julia Crouch (Her Husband’s Lover).

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose, The Burning Air, The Ties That Bind, He Said/She Said, Stone Mothers and Broadchurch: The Novel, inspired by the mega-hit TV series. In 2013, The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and was a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2011. He Said/She Said spent six weeks in the top ten in both hardback and paperback, was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier crime novel of the year award, and selected for both the Simon Mayo Radio 2 and Richard & Judy Book Clubs. Stone Mothers will be released in paperback as We Know You Know in April 2020.

Trisha Sakhlecha 

Trisha Sakhlecha grew up in New Delhi and now lives in London. She works in fashion and is a graduate of the acclaimed Faber Academy writing course. In the past, Trisha has worked as a designer, trend forecaster, and lecturer. Your Truth or Mine? is her first novel.


Kia Abdullah is an author and travel writer from London. She has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC and Lonely Planet, and is the founding editor of outdoor travel blog Atlas & Boots, read by 250,000 people a month. Kia’s new novel, Take It Back, is out now with HarperCollins.

Dorothy Koomson

Dorothy Koomson is an award-winning, global bestselling author with sales in excess of 2 million copies in the UK alone. Twice nominated for a British Book Award, she has been a Quick Reads and World Book Night author and her bestselling novel, The Ice-Cream Girls was adapted by ITV. Her latest novel, Tell Me Your Secret was a Sunday Times bestseller and is out now in paperback. A follow-up to The Ice-Cream Girls, All My Lies are True, will be published by Headline in July 2020.


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