Philippa East is a writer of psychological suspense novels and also works as a psychologist. She grew up in Scotland and originally studied Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Oxford. After graduating, she moved to London to train as a Clinical Psychologist and worked in NHS mental health services for over ten years. Her debut novel LITTLE WHITE LIES, published by HQ/HarperCollins, was longlisted for the Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ prize and shortlisted for the CWA ‘New Blood’ Award 2020. Her second novel, SAFE AND SOUND, was released in February (UK) and June (US) 2021. Philippa now lives in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside with her husband and cat. Alongside her writing, she continues to work as a psychologist and therapist.