Susie was born in London, studied English at university and trained as a journalist. She worked in newspapers for 20 years, 11 of them on staff at The Guardian. Her first novel, Homecoming, was published by Faber & Faber to critical acclaim in 2013. Her second, Missing, Presumed was a Sunday Times bestseller which introduced detective Manon Bradshaw. It was a Richard & Judy book club pick and was selected as one of the Guardian’s and Wall Street Journal’s books of 2016. Persons Unknown, the sequel to Missing, Presumed, is her third novel. She lives in London with her husband and two children.