Rachel McLean

– Thrillers That Make You Think

What Effect is Brexit Having on Fiction?

What Effect is Brexit Having on Fiction?

Brexit. Love it or hate it, if you’re in the UK like me, you just can’t avoid it. I’ve managed to avoid writing about it in this blog (and in my books, more of which shortly) so far, but today I’m getting that one post out of my system and will forever be silent (it’s […]

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 […]

Divide And Rule – Chapter Two

Divide And Rule – Chapter Two

“We’re making you this offer now. You won’t get it again. There’s a van heading to the centre tonight, and you could be on it. If you want.” Read the second chapter of Divide And Rule.

A House Divided – Chapter Three

A House Divided – Chapter Three

‘Beyond the water, beyond the tourists and the London Eye, smoke gushed up and over the rooftops, spreading and billowing as the wind caught it. She stared as it thickened and rose. Behind her was silence, the Parliamentary Labour Party collectively holding its breath.’. Read Chapter 3 of ‘A House Divided’.

We Love Our Children Too – a Story

We Love Our Children Too – a Story

A short story – my response to the news of Mexican children being separated from their parents at the US border. It made me wonder what a small child would imagine was happening when separated from their parents and unsure when they’d be reunited.

Is Westminster the sleaziest workplace in the UK?

Is Westminster the sleaziest workplace in the UK?

We’ve seen a lot of sleazy politicians lately. From Trump and his advisors and their dodgy dealings with Russia, through the growing list of MPs who’ve sexually harassed their colleagues, to the Paradise Papers and the barely-legal tax dealings of the rich and powerful, there seem to be some pretty unsavoury people at the top. […]