Rachel McLean

– Thrillers That Make You Think

Writing

Votes of Confidence (Or, it’s happening again)

Votes of Confidence (Or, it’s happening again)

I’ve written before about my uncanny (and unwanted) habit of writing plot lines that have a tendency to come true. From the ban on travel from Muslim countries in A House Divided (attempted by Trump long after I first wrote it), to the murder of a politician called Jo in a book I simply didn’t have the stomach […]

My ‘Writing’ Experiment

My ‘Writing’ Experiment

How can I write faster AND be more healthy? It’s a challenge, but one I’m determined to crack.

On the Wrong Side of the Law

On the Wrong Side of the Law

What’s it like to be strip searched on your way into prison? I found out as part of my research for Divide And Rule.

5 Reasons Why BBC’s Bodyguard Works So Well

5 Reasons Why BBC’s Bodyguard Works So Well

I’m hooked. It’s rare to find a TV programme so good that I set a date in my mental diary to watch it live. Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, the occasional sporting event. Everything else gets streamed. Even Bake Off (although only since it moved to Channel 4). But Bodyguard, currently showing on Sunday nights […]