Rachel McLean

Author of Twisted Realities


Divided We Stand

Britain is a country under surveillance. Neighbours spy on neighbours. Schools enforce loyalty to the state. And children are encouraged to inform on their parents. Will Jennifer Sinclair have to reveal an explosive secret to put things right?


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Susan – A Short Story

Susan is in her kitchen when the Spaghetti Junction bomb hits. Where is her son? What has hit the front window of her neighbour Celete’s house and is Celeste injured? Find out by reading this story.

Book Club

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I like people to buy my books via Amazon, but if you’d like a signed copy of one or more books, you can buy them here. Please complete the form below with details of which book(s) you want to order and any dedication. For more details on the books, see my Books page.


Rachel McLean


You’ve found the home of Rachel McLean, author of dystopian thrillers and alternative histories – what I like to think of as twisted realities.

Here you’ll find:

  • My book club, where you can get access to EXCLUSIVE and FREE writing – book excerpts, short stories and more.
  • My fiction writing, including my novels and short stories.
  • My social media feeds and contact page, where you can ask me questions about my writing and why I’m not writing as quickly as I always think I will.
  • The occasional update on what I’m doing when I’m not writing, which includes my weird and wonderful research, attending writing events, hanging out with my family and laughing at my (very stupid) cat.
  • …and there’s a rumour you might get cake here.

Please, look around and explore. And don’t forget to sign up to the book club to keep up to date!

Happy reading,