Sarah Clutton



I’m an Australian author of suspense fiction. My books are filled with mystery and intrigue, family secrets, drama and an occasional sprinkling of humour. Thanks for arriving at my virtual front door. Come in and take a look. Or just lurk. That’s fine too.

Praise for Sarah Clutton

‘…Liane Moriarty meets Paula Hawkins meets Marian Keyes!
A wonderful debut.’

Adam Cece, Author and Winner of the Text Prize

'With the alternating viewpoints …Clutton teases out clues as to the real truth before settling on an explosive finish. She combines tight dialogue with some beautiful prose and the result is a fully-realized world—one that just happens to have a mysterious death at the center of it. Somehow both quiet and pulse-pounding, Clutton has tapped into the perfect formula for a page-turner.'

Plucked from the Stacks Reviews

'Clearly drawn characters so well written that I could see them, in a story so well written that I never wanted it to end.'

Goodreads Reviewer

'This was such a strong début from Sarah Clutton, who has a style all of her own. I think she is definitely an author to watch out for … this novel is a little gem...’

Goodreads Reviewer

'What a cracking read! Great characters that leap off the page and stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.’

Goodreads Reviewer

‘Absolutely loved!... a strongly developed mystery along the lines of Ruth Ware's The Lying Game and Donna Tartt's The Secret History’

Goodreads Reviewer

‘…realistic and complicated relationships, fully developed characters, and intricately intertwined storylines that all come together into one epic and heart-wrenching conclusion. It's full of mystery, suspense, and just enough drama to leave you angry when the story is over… and desperately wanting more.’

Goodreads Reviewer

‘A thought provoking and powerful story of love, loss, forgiveness and how to keep on living after the worst has happened. Just beautiful. One of my favourite reads of 2019!’

Renita D’Silva, Author

Latest Book

The Daughter’s Promise

Two years after a family tragedy, and still consumed by her grief, Willa Fairbanks receives a strange letter from halfway across the globe. She has inherited a house in Australia, in a town she’s never heard of, from a woman she doesn’t know…Read more

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Inspiring Women

I’ve attended some talks by some amazing women writers recently, and met many others in the process. It’s been a privilege to listen to the extraordinarily brilliant Margaret Atwood, the generous and witty Dervla McTiernan and the warm and inspiring Elizabeth Gilbert, who I was lucky enough to see at at Business Chicks function at… Read more

Book Launch for Good Little Liars

In October I had a fabulous book launch for my debut novel, Good Little Liars, at Bendooley Estate in Berrima, which houses the Berkelouw Book Barn.  For those of you who know and love Berkelouw Books and their stores, the Book Barn is a bit of an institution, housed in the middle of a paddock… Read more

The Daughter’s Promise is Launched!

I treated myself to a little holiday in the UK to celebrate this exciting event and to meet my publisher and revisit the lovely streets of Oxford where the first and last chapter of the book are set.  My son and I had a fabulous time exploring London too — launching the trip by doing… Read more

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