Paul Thomas was born in the UK and grew up in New Zealand. He graduated from the University of Auckland and subsequently worked in journalism and public relations in Auckland, London, Toulouse and Sydney. He won the Australian Ned Kelly Award for his first book, Dirty Laundry. All of his books have been published internationally to widespread critical acclaim and commercial success. A full time writer, Paul has also worked in newspapers and advertising. He lives in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia with his journalist wife.
Do you believe in love? Do you trust your partner?
Nick Souter did, with good reason - he and Anne had something special. He didn't make a habit of going through her pockets but what's a man supposed to do when he's got a rotten cold and a wife who helps herself to his handkerchiefs? You can't blow your nose on an adulterous love note but it certainly took Nick's mind off his sniffles.
Secrets and lies can turn doubt into an obsession and a loving couple into snarling adversaries. Secrets and lies can kill. Anne's shocking death leaves Nick bereft - and the prime suspect. He seeks salvation in the truth but, as he of all people should have realised, what we don't know can't hurt us.
Acute and ironic, The Empty Bed is both a grimly funny self-portrait of a man watching his life unravel and an unnerving story of love and loss.