About

Short Version:

Alex Finlay has been hailed as “one of the genre’s most exciting voices” (E! News) who has “earned a reputation for producing suspenseful, fast-paced thrillers” (Associated Press). 

His novels include the 2021 breakout, Every Last Fear, the 2022 Goodreads Choice nominee for Best Mystery & Thriller, The Night Shift, and the 2023 LibraryReads Hall of Fame recipient, What Have We Done.  His work has been an Indie Next pick, a LibraryReads selection, an Amazon Editor’s Best Thriller, and regularly appears on "best of the year" lists. Alex’s books have been translated into twenty-four languages and are sold around the world.  All of his novels have been optioned for film and television, and Every Last Fear is in development for a major limited series.  

Alex writes under a pen name and is a prominent Washington, D.C. lawyer who has represented clients in more than 40 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

His next novel, If Something Happens to Me, releases in May 2024.

Long Version:

Alex Finlay has been hailed as “one of the genre’s most exciting voices” (E! News) who has “earned a reputation for producing suspenseful, fast-paced thrillers” (Associated Press).

His novels include the 2021 breakout, Every Last Fear, the 2022 Goodreads Choice nominee for Best Mystery & Thriller, The Night Shift, and the 2023 LibraryReads Hall of Fame recipient, What Have We Done.  His work has been an Indie Next pick, a LibraryReads selection, an Amazon Editor’s Best Thriller, as well as a Cosmopolitan, CNN, Newsweek, E!, BuzzFeed, Business Week, Goodreads, Parade, PopSugar, and Reader’s Digest best or most anticipated thrillers of the year.

Hollywood has scooped up rights to his work for adaptation to the screen.  Every Last Fear is in development for a major series from ACE Entertainment with a legendary director attached; The Night Shift is under the same option for his fan-favorite character FBI Agent Sarah Keller; and What Have We Done recently was acquired by Village Roadshow Pictures, the producer of Oscar-winner Joker, the Ocean 11 series, Mystic River, among other major motion pictures.

Finlay’s novels have been translated into twenty-three languages and are sold in countries around the world, including Denmark, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, to name a few.

His upcoming May 28, 2024 release, If Something Happens To Me, already has garnered significant buzz and been named on several most-anticipated thrillers of 2024 lists.

Finlay, who writes under a pen name, is a magna cum laude graduate of Notre Dame Law School and a prominent Washington, D.C. lawyer who has represented clients in more than 40 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He lives in D.C. and Virginia.