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Hidden Lies

Rachel Ryan

8 Reviews

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Ireland, Thriller / suspense

In every family, there's a secret that can shatter everything . . . A page-turning and emotional thriller from a stunning debut talent in suspense, perfect for fans of Liz Nugent, Jane Shemilt and Jane Corry.

'I didn't put it down until I had turned the final page . . . a denouement that will take your breath away' LIZ NUGENT

'Pacy, clever and tense' JO SPAIN

'Gripping and unpredictable - my heart is still pounding' SAM BLAKE 'I couldn't put it down . . . full of chills and twists' PATRICIA GIBNEY

All children have imaginary friends. It's perfectly normal.

But when Georgina's young son Cody tells her about his 'New Granny', a mysterious friend from the park, the words send shivers down her spine. Georgina's beloved mother died only months ago.

Her husband Bren is certain the woman is an invention, Cody's way of grieving for his grandmother, but there's something in the way Cody talks about his new friend that feels so real.

Is someone out there, watching Georgina's family from the shadows?

Is Cody's imaginary friend not so imaginary after all?


A gripping and haunting thriller with an emotional punch that will take your breath away. The perfect suspense novel for fans of Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent and Little Friends by Jane Shemilt.

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Praise for Hidden Lies

  • I didn't put it down until I had turned the final page. A rollercoaster of a read, the pace is relentless, resulting in a denouement that will take your breath away. Bravo, Rachel Ryan!

  • An incredible debut; pacy, clever and tense

  • A stunning debut, gripping and unpredictable, my heart is still pounding!

  • I couldn't put it down. A suspenseful read, full of chills and twists. It kept me turning the pages with the clever plotting

  • A tension-filled, emotional, page turner. A cracking Irish crime fiction debut.

  • A gripping tale that wraps its tentacles around you and draws you in

  • A fast-paced, gripping thriller... As the heart-pounding tension unfolds page after page, Rachel Ryan expertly unravels the mystery, leaving readers guessing until the satisfying, surprising ending. Emotional, captivating, and suspenseful, this is a fantastic debut by an author to watch

  • You never know when the secrets of your past will rise up and find you again. Rachel Ryan shines in this creepy and chilling debut . . . You will fly through the pages of this tense and fast-paced story, and the giant twist at the end will leave your heart pounding

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