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Anna Downes

Biography

Anna Downes

Anna Downes was born and raised in Sheffield, UK, but now lives just north of Sydney, Australia with her husband and two children. She worked as an actress before turning her attention to writing and appeared in BBC TV shows such as "Eastenders," "Casualty," "Holby City" and "Dalziel and Pascoe," as well as a long-running stage production of "The Dresser" in London's West End. She has degrees from both Manchester University (Drama) and RADA (Acting). She has been published in the Zodiac Literary Review, shortlisted for the Sydney Writers Room Short Story Prize, and longlisted for the Margaret River Short Story Competition. THE SAFE PLACE was inspired by Anna’s experiences working as a live-in housekeeper on a remote French estate in 2009-10.

Anna Downes

Books by Anna Downes

by Anna Downes - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Emily Proudman just lost her acting agent, her job and her apartment in one miserable day. Scott Denny, a successful and charismatic CEO, has a problem that neither his business acumen nor vast wealth can fix. Until he meets Emily. Scott offers Emily a summer job as a housekeeper on his remote, beautiful French estate. Enchanted by his lovely wife, Nina, and his eccentric young daughter, Aurelia, Emily falls headlong into this oasis of wine-soaked days by the pool. But soon Emily realizes that Scott and Nina are hiding dangerous secrets, and if she doesn't play along, the consequences could be deadly.