Carol Anne Davis was born in Dundee, moved to Edinburgh in her twenties and now lives in the south of England. She left school at fifteen and was everything from an artist's model to an editorial assistant before going to university. Her MA degree included criminology and was followed by a postgraduate diploma in Adult and Community Education. She has been a full time writer since graduating and is the author of three crime novels, Shrouded, Safe as Houses and most recently Noise Abatement. They have been described as chillingly realistic for their portrayals of dangerous sex and death.