F. R. Tallis is a writer, lecturer and clinical psychologist. He has written self help manuals, non-fiction for the general reader, academic text books, over thirty academic papers in international journals and several novels. Between 1999 and 2010 he has received or been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the New London Writers' Award, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Elle Prix de Letrice, and an Edgar. His critically acclaimed Liebermann series hasbeen translated into fourteen languages and optioned for TV adaptation. The Forbidden is his ninth novel.