Hannah Richell was born in Kent and spent her childhood years in the UK and Canada. She is the author of the bestselling novels: Secrets of the Tides, The Shadow Year, The Peacock Summer, The River Home and the recently published The Search Party. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages. Hannah has a background in book and film marketing and has worked in both the UK and Australia on a range of popular entertainment brands. She has also written for media outlets such as Harper's Bazaar, The Australian Women's Weekly, Fairfax and the Independent. Hannah is a dual citizen of Great Britain and Australia and currently lives in the South West of England with her family.
The Shadow Year shows [Richell] developing the storytelling skills that made her first book stand out from the crowd of commercial women's fiction. - Sydney Morning HeraldSet against the ebb and flow of the ever-present sea this complex family drama [Secrets of the Tides] is a page-turner of a debut novel. - Australian Women's WeeklyAssuredly written and impeccably structured, [Secrets of the Tides] excavates the emotional layers of family drama when something goes terribly wrong... - Sydney Morning HeraldThis cracking debut novel [Secrets of the Tides] will have you turning the pages so fast you'll get a paper cut. - Sun-HeraldA tale of secrets, lies, betrayal and infidelity [Secrets of the Tides]. It's also about a loss that strikes at the heart of a family; one that time will mellow but never completely heal. Heartbreakingly good. - Herald Sun