Ilona van Mil was born in the Netherlands, grew up in Canada and now lives in the UK where she teaches law at the University of Essex. Her debut novel, Sugarmilk Falls, was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger in 2002.
"Engrossing . . . a compelling story not only about an unsolved murder but also about the small crimes we unwittingly commit each day against our own principles." -- "Time Out" London "["Sugarmilk Falls"] reveals the dark side of a unique locale, vividly rendered." -- "Winnipeg Free Press" "Beautiful writing." -- "Vancouver Sun" "Atmospheric and dreamy with a finely tuned sense of place, "Sugarmilk Falls" is one of those books that draws you into its poised, poetic narrative. Moving back and forth in time it builds up a tapestry of secrets and lies, and finally, truths that is compelling for the reader." -- Kate Atkinson, author of "Case Histories"