Nuala Ellwood

Nuala Ellwood is the author of two bestselling novels: My Sister’s Bones, for which she was selected as one of the Observer’s ‘New Faces of Fiction 2017’, and Day of the Accident. Nuala lives in York with her young son. The House on the Lake is her latest novel.



Gripping, poignant

Rosamund Lupton

Eerily haunting

Jane Corry

I literally couldn't put it down

Emma Curtis

A gripping, poignant and at times devastating novel - I read it in one sitting.

Rosamund Lupton

Twisty and unpredictable. Kept me guessing until the end.

Karen Cleveland
author of Need to Know

I thought I knew what was coming in The Day Of The Accident. I was wrong. This book will take all your expectations and upend them, making you question everything you thought you knew. It is an emotional, winding maze of a story.

Emma Kavanagh

The Day of the Accident is a raw, shocking, and serpentine mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. The characters are well-hewn, the plot is torniquet-tight, and beneath the central enigma, beats the heart of a mother's anguish. Nuala Ellwood's writing is an alchemy of beautiful prose and the brutal cataclysm of tragedy.

Nicolas Obregon

A twisty psychological thriller. I raced through it in one sitting!

Lucy Atkins
author of The Other Child

My Sister’s Bones is a tense, atmospheric, deliciously dark story

Amanda Jennings
author of In Her Wake

Ellwood’s protagonist Kate is a female hero in the best sense, flawed but brave

Helen Callaghan
author of Dear Amy

An accomplished and page-turning thriller. It twists and turns in so many directions it’s impossible to guess where it’s going next’

Nicholas Searle
author of The Good Liar

A stunning book. Compelling, unsettling and powerful this is a book that will stay with me for a long time.’

C. L. Taylor
bestselling author of The Escape

A gripping rollercoaster ride of a thriller

Christobel Kent
author of The Loving Husband

Compelling … Brimful of tension, twists and darkness, this one grabbed me on the first page and didn’t let go

Woman and Home

For lovers of The Girl on the Train …a tense story with multiple twists and turns


An exciting, shocking, fast-paced read … a clever, compelling tale full of surprises

Daily Express

Memorable, jaw-dropping … harrowing fiction that skilfully draws parallels between the effects of civil war and domestic violence

Sunday Times

An elegant, punchy thriller with a dark heart

The Guardian
Thriller of the month

Nuala Ellwood’s formidable debut thriller, My Sister’s Bones rivals The Girl on a Train as a compulsive read (and beats it for style).

The Observer

With an elegant and deft touch Nuala Ellwood has created a tale that is gripping, engrossing and surprising at every turn. I loved it.

Rowan Coleman
bestselling author of The Summer Of Impossible Things

A dark, intense, multi-layered thriller that twists and turns until the last page

Tammy Cohen
author of When She Was Bad

…[an] affecting debut. Ellwood portrays the horror of witnessing war in a compelling psychological thriller.

Publisher’s Weekly

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