Amanda has always obsessively crafted short stories and scribbled notes for potential books, but it wasn’t until she was forty that she began writing full time.

Amanda's Latest Novel

The Day She Came Back

Publication Day

Lake Union Publishing - 7 July 2020

How do you forgive the family that lied to you, and love the mum you never had?

From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a story that asks: how do you forgive the family that lied to you, and love the mum you never had?

When her loving, free-spirited grandmother Primrose passes away, Victoria is bereft, yet resilient—she has survived tragedy before. But even her strength is tested when a mysterious woman attends Prim’s funeral and claims to be the mother Victoria thought was dead.

As the two women get to know each other and Victoria begins to learn more about her past, it becomes clear that her beloved grandmother had been keeping life-changing secrets from her. Desperate for answers, she still struggles to trust anyone to tell her the truth.

To live a full and happy life, Victoria knows she must not only uncover the truth, but find a way to forgive her family. But after so many years, is trusting them even possible?


Praise for Amanda Prowse...

'Amanda Prowse is the queen of family drama' - The Daily Mail

'Captivating, heartbreaking, superbly written' - Closer 

'An unputdownable read' - Red



Amanda's Next Title

The Boy Between

Publication Day

1 Nov 2020 - Published by Little A

A mother and son's journey from a world gone grey

Bestselling novelist Amanda Prowse knew how to resolve a fictional family crisis. But then her son came to her with a real one…

Josiah was nineteen with the world at his feet when things changed. Without warning, the new university student’s mental health deteriorated to the point that he planned his own death. His mother, bestselling author Amanda Prowse, found herself grappling for ways to help him, with no clear sense of where that could be found. This is the book they wish had been there for them during those dark times.

Josiah’s situation is not unusual: the statistics on student mental health are terrifying. And he was not the only one suffering; his family was also hijacked by his illness, watching him struggle and fearing the day he might succeed in taking his life.

In this book, Josiah and Amanda hope to give a voice to those who suffer, and to show them that help can be found. It is Josiah’s raw, at times bleak, sometimes humorous, but always honest account of what it is like to live with depression. It is Amanda’s heart-rending account of her pain at watching him suffer, speaking from the heart about a mother’s love for her child.

For anyone with depression and anyone who loves someone with depression, Amanda and Josiah have a clear message—you are not alone, and there is hope.


"I truly believe this book will help so many individuals struggling with their mental health as well as their families".  -  Jonny Benjamin, leading mental health campaigner.

Latest News


Bookliterati Review of 'The Light in the Hallway'

23-November-2019 13:11
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I'm totally thrilled to share with you Juliet's amazing review of 'The Light in the Hallway' on her fabulous blog spot 'Booklitera...

First Non-Fiction Collaboration Announced 'The Boy Between'

23-November-2019 13:00
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Following a considerable amount of development work, Amanda is pleased to share that she will be releasing a non-fiction work next...

Amanda Signs Another Six-Book Deal Lake Union Publishing

23-November-2019 12:51
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Amanda is delighted to announce that she has signed another new six-book deal with Lake Union Publishing.  Amanda was origina...

New Release Dates Nearing Confirmation

23-November-2019 12:31
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Hot on the heels of the publication of 'The Light in the Hallway', Amanda is pleased to announce that her next novel, likely ...

Bella Magazine - 'The Light in the Hallway'

23-November-2019 12:20
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Our friends at Bella magazine has been kind enough to feature 'The Light in the Hallway' as a book of the week in November 2019 an...

Rachel's Random Reads - Review of 'The Light in the Hallway'

23-November-2019 12:10
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Huge thanks to the wonderful Rachel Gilbey for this brilliant review of 'The Light in the Hallway' complied on her hols.  I'm...

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Upcoming Events

Book Tour - Norway 9-17 October 2019

Wednesday October the 9th: Kristiansand

Thursday October the 10th: Oslo

Friday October the 11th: Oslo

Saturday October the 12th: Lillestrøm

SundayOctober the 13th: Drammen

Monday October the 14th: Trondheim

Tuesday October the 15th: Stavanger

Wednesday October the 16th: Bergen

Thursday October the 17th: Tromsø

9-17 September 2019

Hay Literary Festival.  A carnival celebration of ideas stories and more at the Hay Festival.

24 May – 3 June 2018, Hay on Wye, Brecon Beacons


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