Stef Penney grew up in Edinburgh. She has degrees in Philosophy and Theology and Film and TV, and was selected for the Carlton Television New Writers Scheme and has since written and directed two short films. She is the author of The Tenderness of Wolves and The Invisible Ones.
'An intensely atmospheric murder mystery ... Penney's immense tale allows one to feel the tundra's perishing chill in the bones, every bit as authentically as the wintry tableaux of Annie Proulx' Sunday Times. 'A terrific, gripping piece of storytelling, the meticulous plot executed with tremendous panache' Evening Standard. '... spine-tingling, Western-style debut ... her books are tinged with the macabre' Metro.