Jane Lythell lives in Brighton. She worked as a television producer for fifteen years; moved to the British Film Institute as Deputy Director; did one year as Chief Executive of BAFTA and seven years at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before starting to write full-time.
Her first two novels, psychological thrillers The Lie of You and After the Storm were USA Today bestsellers. The Lie of You was adapted into the Lifetime movie A Working Mom's Nightmare, starring Tuppence Middleton and Rupert Graves.
Her next two novels were set in the febrile environment of daytime television, Woman of the Hour and Behind Her Back.
She returned to psychological thrillers with her fifth novel, The Exes (2023).