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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, Lisa Jewell and Jane Corry.


'A tense, unsettling thriller'

'Gripping . . . a bright new voice in psychological thrillers'

'I didn't put it down until I had turned the final page'

'Pacy, clever and tense'

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 chilling psychological thriller with an emotional punch that will take your breath away. The perfect suspense novel for fans of Lisa Jewell, Clare Mackintosh and Jane Corry.

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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!

  • A clever spin on the every mother's nightmare scenario that probes the secrets at the heart of a family, and of a country. Gripping and hugely readable, Hidden Lies heralds a bright new voice in psychological thrillers

  • An incredible debut; pacy, clever and tense

  • An eerie and unsettling thriller that twists relentlessly in surprising directions. A gripping debut.

  • 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

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Rachel Ryan

Rachel Ryan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She can usually be found writing in coffee shops, hanging around libraries, or walking the streets of Dublin, making up stories. Hidden Lies is her first novel.

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