Rob Parker is a married father of three, who lives in Warrington, UK. The author of the Ben Bracken thrillers and Crook’s Hollow, he enjoys a rural life on an old pig farm (now minus pigs), writing horrible things between school runs. Rob writes full time, attends various author events across the UK, and boxes regularly for charity.
He spends a lot of time in schools across the North, encouraging literacy, story-telling and creative-writing, and somehow squeezes in time to co-host the For Your Reconsideration film podcast, appear regularly on The Blood Brothers Crime Podcast, and is a member of the Northern Crime Syndicate.
Praise for Rob Parker
“One of the UK’s finest thriller writers” – MW Craven
‘”An immersive and intricately plotted thriller that had me gripped from the first [minute] to the pulse-racing finale.” – Roz Watkins
“…A big departure from Rob’s previous work, I hope he won’t mind when I say it exceeds his already sky high standards. A dark, powerful & utterly compelling tale of Northern gangsters tied together by blood, it just drips with real life.” – Tony Kent
“Rob Parker doesn’t mess around. Far from the Tree is a gritty, propulsive [listen]. Drawn in shades of grey, DI Brendan Foley is a complex, morally ambiguous character I couldn’t stop rooting for. A punchy, powerful tale well told.” – Adam Hamdy
“Proper noir. Proper gangland. Proper excellent. In Far From The Tree, the uber-talented Rob Parker delivers an original and gripping take on crime and family. It’s a must-read – absorbing, page-turning, and pulse-pounding. Parker is a force to be reckoned with.” – Judith O’Reilly
“A superbly crafted dark descent into the depths of a family on both sides of the law. Takes dark and gritty to another level. Rob Parker has smashed it out of the park and should be a shoo-in on any list of top titles for 2020.” – Robert Scragg
“Rob Parker has written a superlative thriller with this one. Taut, compelling and with a finale that will give you a tension headache, this one has it all.” – Neil Broadfoot
‘Taut, tough and darkly enthralling. Loved it.’ – Chris Whitaker
‘There’s a new bestseller in town. An epic read from the rising star of crime fiction.’ – Trevor Wood