Vikki Patis is a bestselling author of psychological suspense. Her latest gothic thriller, Return to Blackwater House, was published in March 2022 by Hodder & Stoughton and became a bestseller on Amazon.

She is represented by Emily Glenister at DHH Literary Agency and also writes historical fiction as Victoria Hawthorne. Her first historical suspense novel, The House at Helygen, was published in April 2022 by Quercus and later became a bestseller. The Darkest Night will be published in April 2024.

Vikki has also written articles for numerous publications. After being diagnosed with Perthes disease as a child, and fibromyalgia and coeliac disease as an adult, she tries to raise awareness of living with a chronic illness through her writing, and includes a diverse range of characters in her fiction. She was a judge for the inaugural ADCI Literary Prize, launched by the Society of Authors in 2022.

Vikki lives in Scotland with her wife, two wild golden retrievers, and an even wilder cat.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

‘Patis is proving herself to be the queen of page-turning reads.’

— Tiffany McDaniel, author of Betty

Rating: 5 out of 5.

‘Slow-burn family drama with some dark themes, that is packed with emotion and heart.’

— Sarah A. Denzil, author of Silent Child

You can run from your past, but you can’t hide forever…

Psychological thrillers to keep you gripped. Return to Blackwater House is out now.

A house can hold a thousand secrets…

Atmospheric historical suspense full of dark secrets. The House at Helygen is out now.

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