Sarah Pinborough Books

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Sarah Pinborough is an award-winning author that has written novels in a variety of genres, including fantasy, thriller, YA and science fiction. Her novels have found a market in various countries around the world. When she isn’t writing novels, Pinborough can be found producing screenplays.

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Order of The Dog-Faced Gods Series

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1 A Matter of Blood 2010 Description / Buy
2 The Shadow of the Soul 2011 Description / Buy
3 The Chosen Seed 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Dr. Thomas Bond Series

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1 Mayhem 2013 Description / Buy
2 Murder 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories Series with Conrad Williams, Simon Strantzas, Gary McMahon, Rhys Hughes, Gary Fry, John Travis, Michael Kelly, James Cooper, Davin Ireland, Andrew Jury, Carol Weekes, Ian Alexander Martin

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1 The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories ( By: Ian Alexander Martin) 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Nowhere Chronicles Series as Sarah Silverwood

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1 The Double-Edged Sword 2010 Description / Buy
2 The Traitor's Gate 2011 Description / Buy
3 The London Stone 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Tales from the Kingdoms Series

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1 Poison 2013 Description / Buy
2 Charm 2013 Description / Buy
3 Beauty 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Torchwood Series

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1 Torchwood: Another Life ( By: Peter Anghelides) 2007 Description / Buy
2 Border Princes ( By: Dan Abnett) 2007 Description / Buy
3 Slow Decay (Short Story) ( By: Andy Lane) 2007 Description / Buy
4 Something in the Water ( By: Trevor Baxendale) 2008 Description / Buy
5 Trace Memory ( By: David Llewellyn) 2008 Description / Buy
6 The Twilight Streets ( By: Gary Russell) 2008 Description / Buy
7 The Torchwood Archives ( By: Gary Russell) 2008 Description / Buy
8 Pack Animals ( By: Peter Anghelides) 2008 Description / Buy
9 SkyPoint ( By: Phil Ford) 2008 Description / Buy
10 Almost Perfect ( By: James Goss) 2008 Description / Buy
11 The Torchwood Encyclopedia ( By: Gary Russell) 2009 Description / Buy
12 Into the Silence 2009 Description / Buy
13 Bay of the Dead ( By: Mark Morris) 2009 Description / Buy
14 The House That Jack Built ( By: Guy Adams) 2009 Description / Buy
15 Risk Assessment ( By: James Goss) 2009 Description / Buy
16 The Undertaker's Gift ( By: Trevor Baxendale) 2009 Description / Buy
17 Consequences ( With: Andrew Cartmel, David Llewellyn, Joseph Lidster, James Moran) 2009 Description / Buy
18 First Born ( By: James Goss) 2011 Description / Buy
19 Long Time Dead 2011 Description / Buy
20 The Men Who Sold the World ( By: Guy Adams) 2011 Description / Buy
21 Mr. Invincible ( By: Mark Morris, Tom Price) 2012 Description / Buy
22 Exodus Code ( By: John Barrowman, Carole E. Barrowman) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Zombie Apocalypse Diary Series

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1 Zombie Apocalypse Diary Entry #1 2013 Description / Buy
2 Zombie Apocalypse Diary Entry #2 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Sarah Pinborough Standalone Novels

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1 The Hidden 2004 Description / Buy
2 The Reckoning 2005 Description / Buy
3 Breeding Ground 2006 Description / Buy
4 The Taken 2007 Description / Buy
5 Tower Hill 2008 Description / Buy
6 The Language of Dying (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy
7 Feeding Ground 2009 Description / Buy
8 A Necessary End ( With: F. Paul Wilson) 2014 Description / Buy
9 The Death House 2015 Description / Buy
10 13 Minutes 2016 Description / Buy
11 They Say A Girl Died Here Once 2016 Description / Buy
12 Behind Her Eyes 2017 Description / Buy
13 Cross Her Heart 2018 Description / Buy
14 Dead to Her 2020 Description / Buy
15 Insomnia 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Sarah Pinborough Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Our Man in the Sudan 2008 Description / Buy
2 Do You See? 2008 Description / Buy
3 The Confessor's Tale 2009 Description / Buy

Sarah Pinborough Anthologies

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1 Summer Chills 2007 Description / Buy
2 Myth-Understandings 2008 Description / Buy
3 Best New Horror 20 2009 Description / Buy
4 Hellbound Hearts 2009 Description / Buy
5 Shoes, Ships and Cadavers 2010 Description / Buy
6 Zombie Apocalypse! 2010 Description / Buy
7 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 2010 Description / Buy
8 Visitants 2010 Description / Buy
9 House of Fear 2011 Description / Buy
10 Waiting For October 2011 Description / Buy
11 The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women 2012 Description / Buy
12 Den Of Eek! A Collection Of New Horror Fiction 2013 Description / Buy
13 Mister October, Volume II 2013 Description / Buy
14 Urban Legends 2014 Description / Buy
15 The Future of Horror 2015 Description / Buy
16 Obsidian 2016 Description / Buy
17 Grimm and Grimmer 2016 Description / Buy
18 Ten Tall Tales: And Twisted Limericks 2016 Description / Buy
19 Hark! the Herald Angels Scream 2018 Description / Buy
20 Revelations 2022 Description / Buy
21 Twice Cursed 2023 Description / Buy
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Pinborough was born in 1972 in Milton Keynes, England. Because her father was a diplomat, she called Syria home for many years. When she was eight, her family sent her to Bedford High School. She wasn’t the best-behaved child in the school. In fact, they eventually threw her out at 16. Though, she was able to find a place at Edinburg Academy for Boys.

Despite studying History and English at the West London Institute, she somehow found herself in Soho where she managed a strip club. ‘Behind Her Eyes’ was Sarah’s first big hit and it landed her a six-figure book deal.

However, it wasn’t her debut, not by any stretch of the imagination. ‘Behind Her Eyes’ was the result of several years of hard work during which Pinborough wrote everything from science fiction to psychological horror and YA.

She even wrote for TV, not to mention producing spin-offs for Torchwood, a Dr. Who spin-off. But her work was never the runaway success she expected. She admits that she would have loved to produce the sort of debut novel that became a hit overnight.

However, her journey was much slower. She had written 23 other novels before ‘Behind Her Eyes’ came along. By that point in her career, Pinborough’s life and approach to writing had changed drastically.

She saw some success with ’13 Minutes’, a YA novel that Waterstones had published. But that was only because they kept pushing the book, including it in all their teen books clubs. She still wasn’t a household name, not until ‘Behind Her Eyes’ wowed readers.

Despite her slow start, Pinborough began writing at a young age. She experimented with fiction as a child. She felt like she was born to tell stories. But she was more of a dabbler than a serious writer She was 28 years old when the author finally decided to take a more serious approach to her writing ambitions.

At the time, she was training to be a teacher. However, the profession did not interest her in the least. More importantly, it did not pay well. Or at the very least, the wages in Devon where she was living were poor.

So, while she trained, Pinborough also wrote fiction, hoping to produce and publish a hit novel. She crafted a horror manuscript that she took to an American publisher. But once her training was done, she was forced to start teaching to make ends meet, and she did so for six years, writing and publishing along the way.

Once she became a successful author, Pinborough’s life became so much busier. She had to write two books a year to pay her bills. But she was also expected to juggle articles and book tours and the like. The work did not intimidate her, not when she was finally living the life she always wanted.

Sarah Pinborough Awards

The author has been nominated for the British Fantasy Society Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. She was also a ‘World Fantasy Award’ and ‘Shirley Jackson Award’ finalist.

Sarah Pinborough Books into Movies

Netflix is turning ‘Behind Her Eyes’ into a TV show.

Best Sarah Pinborough Books

One of the highlights of Pinborough’s career has been earning the praises of author’s like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman, with some of the best books in her bibliography including:

Behind Her Eyes: Louise was a single mother and secretary that could not wait to make a connection. She thought that her kiss with the stranger, David, would change everything. But then she went to work on Monday morning and found that David was not only her new boss but a married man.

Now Louise is caught in a tangled web between David and his wife Adele.

Cross Her Heart: Lisa had worked hard to build a new life for herself, to keep the secrets of her past hidden; Her daughter, job and best friend helped. And she thought that the handsome client looking her way would change things for the better.

But then her daughter rescued a drowning boy and the publicity threatened to obliterate her world.

When Does The Next Sarah Pinborough book come out?

Sarah Pinborough doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Insomnia and was released on April, 12th 2022.

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