Born and brought up in Dublin, Jane Casey studied English at Jesus College, Oxford, followed by an MPhil in Anglo-Irish Literature at Trinity College, Dublin. She was working as a children's books editor when her manuscript for her first book, The Missing, was discovered on her agent's slush pile. She was signed up by Ebury Press shortly afterwards, and The Missing has since been published around the world.The Missing was a bestseller in both the UK and Ireland. It achieved widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year Award in the Crime Fiction category. Jane has since published The Burning and The Reckoning, featuring her Anglo-Irish detective Maeve Kerrigan.Married to a criminal barrister, Jane lives in south-west London.