As you read a psychological thriller, every turn of the page can bring a heart-racing plot twist or a bone-chilling character development. It’s no surprise that the bestseller lists are filled with these enthralling books.

In conversation with Karen Robinson, thriller writers Leona Deakin, Khurrum Rahman, and Amer Anwar reflect on the genre’s skyrocketing popularity, along with the specific challenges faced by writers of these complex and multi- layered stories. This event will provide a thrilling insight into the minds of the authors of this most popular genre, and whether you are hoping to pen the next Girl on the Train or just love the genre, this event is sure to get under your skin.

About The Host

Karen Robinson

Karen Robinson is editor of The Times and Sunday Times Crime Club, a monthly bulletin of all that’s new and best in crime and thriller fiction.

About The Speakers

Amer Anwar

Amer Anwar, is a West London author best known for his novel, Brothers in Blood. The novel was winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award and chosen as The Guardian and The Times’ best books of 2018. Amer has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London.

Leona Deakin

Leona Deakin is a Yorkshire based psychologist and author of crime thrillers. Her debut novel Mind Games will be published by Penguin Random House in May 2019 with the follow up Blind Spot due later in the year.

Khurrum Rahman

Khurrum Rahman is Karachi born and West London raised. Between his full-time job and being a hands-on parents, he spent any spare time to write stories inspired by his love of film and books. ‘East of Hounslow’ and ‘Homegrown Hero’ are part of the acclaimed Jay Qasim trilogy.