Juliet Conlin

Juliet Conlin was born in London and now lives in Berlin. In between, she has worked – among other things – as a barmaid, a bank clerk, a secretary, a lecturer and a research scientist. Juliet studied Psychology at Staffordshire University, where she gained a first class honours degree (BSc) and an MSc in Psychological Research Methods. She then completed a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Durham and conducted research into decision making at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin. More recently, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University and now works as a writer and translator. Juliet writes novels, short stories and screenplays in both English and German. She is married and has four children between the ages of six and twenty-two.


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Books by Juliet

Daughters of Warsaw

Writing under the pen name Maria Frances
Avon, January 2024

It’s the worst time in humanity and yet there is still light in the darkness…

1942, Warsaw

Young Zofia finds herself leading a double life when she is enlisted to help the fearless Irena Sendler save hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto.
Every night, Zofia risks her life to shepherd the children to safety. But when the worst happens, she is forced to make her riskiest journey yet to keep Irena’s mission alive.

Now, Seattle

After yet another miscarriage, heartbroken Lizzie returns to the comfort of her childhood home, where she stumbles upon a hidden photograph of her great-grandmother among a mysterious group of people.
On a quest to discover more, Lizzie uncovers a buried past darker and more dangerous than she could ever have imagined…

A sweeping and heartbreaking story of two remarkable women, generations apart, each finding courage when all hope is gone.


Writing as Juliet Ann Conlin
Hodder, 2021

Ever since she first picked up a violin, Hope Sullivan dreamed of going to music college, joining an orchestra and travelling the world with her best friend Janey. But when her parents were killed in a car accident on the way to one of her recitals, she gave it all up to look after her younger sister, Autumn. Ten years later, Janey is living their dream on her own, Autumn is flourishing as a doctor and Hope’s life is smaller and less musical than ever. Meanwhile, Arnold Quince had the happiest of lives – until he lost his beloved wife Marion. Once the life and soul of the village, he withdrew into his grief and pushed all his friends away. Now, five years on, he is sick, lonely and just counting down the years until he can be with Marion again. But then Hope and Arnold are pushed into writing to one another, and neither has any idea how much their life is about to change…

Sisters of Berlin

B&W, 2020

A young writer is brutally attacked in her home and left for dead. For her sister Nina Bergmann, it’s the beginning of a nightmare that will threaten to destroy her marriage, her job and – ultimately – her life. As she sets out to unravel the truth about what really happened to her sister, Nina comes face-to-face with inner demons she believed long since banished and discovers that her sister’s past and that of the once-divided city are intertwined in unimaginable ways. The Wall may be gone, but its legacy still haunts Berlin.

The Lives Before Us

Black & White Publishing, 2019

Two women. A world at war. Can they survive the Shanghai ghetto?

April 1939. Berlin and Vienna. For Esther and Kitty, life is fraught with terror. The choice they share is brutal. Flee Europe, or face the ghetto, incarceration, death. Unexpectedly, Shahai offers a hope of escape…but this unknown city on the other side of the world brings suffering deeper than they could ever have imagined.

A sweeping story of survival, community and friendship in defiance of the worst threat to humanity the world has ever faced.

The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days

Black & White Publishing, 2017

Approaching 80, frail and alone, a remarkable man makes the journey from his sheltered home in England to Berlin to meet his granddaughter. He has six days left to live and must relate his life story before he dies…

His life has been rich and full. He has witnessed firsthand the rise of the Nazis, experienced heartrending family tragedy, fought in the German army, been interred in a POW camp in Scotland and faced violent persecution in peacetime Britain. But he has also touched many lives, fallen deeply in love, raised a family and survived triumphantly at the limits of human endurance. He carries within him an astonishing family secret that he must share before he dies… a story that will mean someone else’s salvation.

Welcome to the moving, heart-warming and uncommon life of Alfred Warner.

The Fractured Man

Cargo, 2013

London, 1920. Elliot Taverley is an ambitious young psychoanalyst specialising in the new and controversial field of handwriting analysis. When he receives a visit from a man who seems to change personality when he copies others handwriting, Elliot is intrigued and soon becomes obsessed with the man and his mysterious disorder. Spiralling into an increasingly bizarre cat-and-mouse chase and with his mind collapsing, Elliot is forced to confront his difficult childhood and the horrors of war in Arctic Russia in a desperate search for the truth. The Fractured Man is one of the most explosive debuts of the year a psychological thriller that takes us through a war-ravaged Europe and the dark minds that inhabit it to a shocking conclusion.

Praise for The Fractured Man

An addictive thriller… deliciously dark and hypnotic, a psychological thriller fused with the spine-tingling atmosphere of a ghost story. –The List

Brilliant plotting meets magnificent writing. –Glasgow Review of Books