Nicola Rayner

Nicola Rayner was born in Abergavenny, South Wales, and works as a freelance journalist, specialising in dance and travel. She studied Classics at the University of Oxford and has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. The Girl Before You, her debut novel, was runner-up in the Cheltenham First Novel Competition in 2018. She lives in London with her husband and Jack Russell. @Nico1aRayner

‘The new Girl on the Train’ – Observer

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