Amanda Reynolds

Writing Coach

Psychological Thrillers


The Bestselling Author

Adapted in a major Channel 4 TV Series

Amanda Reynolds is the bestselling author of four novels and numerous short stories, as well a script writer.

Her number one ebook bestseller, Close To Me, was recently adapted into a major TV series starring Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston. Close To Me, described as ‘dramatic psychological suspense for fans of Liane Moriarty’ was published by Headline in 2017. Lying To You followed in 2018 and The Hidden Wife in 2019. Amanda’s psychological thrillers have all been sold internationally.

Amanda has had four psychological suspense novels published by Headline in the UK: Close To Me, Lying To You and The Hidden Wife, which have sold around the world including the U.S., and been praised for their gripping, unsettling and twisty plots.  Amandas fourth novel The Assistant was published by Boldwood Books in April 2023.

Amanda taught creative writing for many years before becoming a published author, running her own classes and workshops. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and their Golden Retriever.

If you’re writing mystery, a psychological suspense thriller or commercial fiction, you’ll find Amanda an exciting and experienced coach.

Video Poster Image

Writing is like magic, it looks effortless when done well.

—Amanda Reynolds

The Assistant

I know many things about Larissa.

I know what she eats, which must-have brands she applies to her face, and the price of each carefully selected ‘piece’ in her multi-million-pound home in Belgravia.

Because Ris, as she is known to her many followers, likes to share.

And now I’m here, in her home, watching her every move.

Entrusted with her secrets and running her diary from the bijou basement flat, I’m on hand to fulfil her every need. Her right-hand woman. But what she doesn’t know is why I’m really here.

I’ve put a lot on the line to get this job, and now my plan can begin.

I’ve waited long enough.


Buy here

Close To Me

She can’t remember the last year. Her husband wants to keep it that way.

When Jo Harding falls down the stairs at home, she wakes up in hospital with partial amnesia – she’s lost a whole year of memories.

A lot can happen in a year. Was Jo having an affair? Lying to her family? Starting a new life?

She can’t remember what she did – or what happened the night she fell.

But she’s beginning to realise she might not be as good a wife and mother as she thought.


Buy here

The Hidden Wife

Every marriage has its problems.

But would Julia Blake really have just walked out of hers, leaving no trace?

Max Blake knows more about his wife’s disappearance than he’s letting on. That’s what the police think anyway. But with no body, the case is growing cold...

One young journalist thinks she can find out the truth.

But the more time she spends with Max at the couple’s remote estate, the higher the risk to her own safety. And whatever happened to Julia Blake may be her fate next...


Buy here

Lying To You

You think you know the truth about that night, but what if your husband is LYING TO YOU?

When Jess Tidy was Mark Winter’s student, she made a shocking accusation. Mark maintained his innocence, but the damage was done.

Karen Winter stood by her husband through everything, determined to protect her family.

Now, ten years later, Jess is back. And the truth about that night is finally going to come out . . .


Buy here

‘Marvelous psychological drama.’

New York Journal of Books


Sign up to a course to start coaching with Amanda Reynolds

Free resources and tips for writers. Get on the list!

Get the world’s #1 writing blog to your inbox every Sunday. Fabulous and free.


We never share your data. Unsubscribe any time.