Mette McLeod grew up in Norway and went to the Norwegian Defense Intelligence and Security School before being recruited to the Intelligence Service. She went on to become a journalist reporting from all over the world, including two years as a correspondent in Moscow. Her writing is inspired by real events and situations. She lives in Oxford with her husband and two children.
Her debut novel, Red Haven, was shortlisted for the 2017 CWA Debut Dagger.