Anna Downes
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Anna Downes

Anna Downes grew up in Sheffield, UK. She studied drama at Manchester before winning a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and moving to London to pursue an acting career. Her acting credits include EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City, and Dalziel and Pascoe, as well as a long-running stage production of The Dresser in London’s West End.In 2009 she left to go travelling with her Australian partner, a trip that included a stint working as a live-in housekeeper on a remote French estate, where the seeds for The Safe Place were sown. Anna now lives on the Central Coast with her husband and two children. The Safe Place is being published simultaneously in the US and the UK, with several other countries to follow.

Books by Anna Downes

Anna Downes Articles

Authors Share Summer Reading Recommendations at Our Christmas Party

News

16 December 2021

Authors Share Summer Reading Recommendations at Our Christmas Party

    Anna Downes on Research, Deadlines and Second Novel Syndrome

    Review | Author Related

    30 September 2021

    Anna Downes on Research, Deadlines and Second Novel Syndrome

      Dark and Atmospheric: Read an Extract from The Shadow House by Anna Downes

      Review | Extract

      29 September 2021

      Dark and Atmospheric: Read an Extract from The Shadow House by Anna Downes

        A Breathtaking Thriller: Read Our Review of The Shadow House by Anna Downes

        Review | Our Review

        28 September 2021

        A Breathtaking Thriller: Read Our Review of The Shadow House by Anna Downes

          Live Book Event: Anna Downes, Author of The Shadow House

          News | Events & Festivals

          23 September 2021

          Live Book Event: Anna Downes, Author of The Shadow House

            Thrilling and Atmospheric: Read an Extract of The Safe Place by Anna Downes

            Review | Extract

            6 May 2021

            Thrilling and Atmospheric: Read an Extract of The Safe Place by Anna Downes

              The Safe Place by Anna Downes is a Thrilling Page-Turner

              Review | Our Review

              5 May 2021

              The Safe Place by Anna Downes is a Thrilling Page-Turner

                Podcast: Anna Downes on her Incredible Journey to Writing a Bestselling Debut Thriller

                Podcast

                24 August 2020

                Podcast: Anna Downes on her Incredible Journey to Writing a Bestselling Debut Thriller

                  Write What Your Heart Knows: Q&A With Author of The Safe Place, Anna Downes

                  Review | Author Related | News

                  13 July 2020

                  Write What Your Heart Knows: Q&A With Author of The Safe Place, Anna Downes

                    Book Launch: Anna Downes’s Debut Fiction, The Safe Place - Join Us Live

                    News | Events & Festivals

                    29 June 2020

                    Book Launch: Anna Downes’s Debut Fiction, The Safe Place - Join Us Live