Jones lived in Paris as a young woman, worked as a waitress and wrote four unproduced scripts and a play, among other things, before her debut novel, The Outcast, was published. It won the First Novel award in the 2008 Costa Book Awards and has been translated into several languages.
Sadie Jones' second novel, Small Wars, is set in 1956 Cyprus and is inspired by the war in Afghanistan. It was published at the end of August 2009. Her third novel, The Uninvited Guests was published in March 2012. Set in the fading grandeur of an Edwardian country house, it is a darkly humorous, unsettling and ghostly tale.