Simon Lelic has worked as a journalist and currently runs his own business. He was born in Brighton in 1976 and lives there now with his wife and three children. His first two novels were huge critical successes. Rupture won a Betty Trask award, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger and longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. Simon was shortlisted in the New Writer of the Year category at the Galaxy British Book Awards.