I'm an Irish writer and journalist. My nine novels have received critical acclaim from The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Express, Der Spiegel, The Irish Times and the Irish Independent. My debut novel Disappeared was shortlisted for a Strand Literary Award in the United States by the book critics of the San Francisco Chronicle, The LA Times, The Washington Post and other US newspapers. It was also listed by Kirkus Reviews as one of the top ten thrillers of 2012. After its UK publication in 2014, Disappeared was selected by the Daily Mail and The Sunday Times as one of their Best Novels of the Year. It was also long-listed for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. My short stories have twice been shortlisted for a Hennessy/New Irish Writing award. In 2014, I was awarded an ACES bursary for literature from the Northern Ireland Arts Council. I live in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, with my wife, Clare, and our four children. I am represented by Paul Feldstein of the Feldstein Literary Agency.