Nikola Scott started out in book publishing and worked as a crime fiction editor in America and England for many years. Turning her back on blood-spattered paperback covers and dead bodies found in woods, she sat down at her kitchen table one day to start her first novel — and hasn’t stopped writing since. Obsessed with history and family stories (‘How exactly did you feel when your parents gave the house to your brother?”) she is well-known – and feared – for digging up dark secrets at dinner parties and turning them into novels.
Her novels have been international bestsellers and have been translated widely around the world. Nikola lives in Frankfurt with her husband and two boys (and a kitchen table).