Susan Beale’s first novel, The Good Guy, was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa First Novel Award. Set in New England in the years leading up to the sexual revolution, it tells the story of Ted, a suburban husband and father who constructs a perfect double life, but when fantasy collides with reality, he is not the only one caught in the ensuing maelstrom. Based on a true story, the book explores the human capacity for deception, particularly self-deception. The Good Guy sold to John Murray at auction in 2015.
Susan Beale was brought up on Cape Cod and lives in the UK. She is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in creative writing.