Nicci Cloke’s first novel, Someday Find Me, was published by Fourth Estate in 2012. Her second, Lay Me Down, was published by Cape in 2015. She is also the author of two thrillers for young adults – Follow Me Back was published by Hot Key Books in 2016 and was nominated for the Carnegie medal, and Close Your Eyes was released earlier this year. Her first thriller for adults, written under the pseudonym Phoebe Locke, will be published early next year. She is a full-time writer but has previously worked in publishing, as an elf and as a waitress in a cocktail bar.