‘Immensely talented new author.’ John Marrs, author of The One and When You Disappeared
‘Engrossing, compelling and twisty from the first page to the shocking ending. This book grabbed me and didn't let go.’ Michele Campbell author of It’s Always the Husband
'Unique and utterly compelling. This twisty psychological thriller will chill you to the bones.' Gemma Metcalfe author of Trust Me
‘A stellar and original concept, brilliantly executed. The final chapters had my heart in my throat! O’Sullivan is certainly one to watch.’ Phoebe Morgan, author of THE DOLL HOUSE
A deserted train station: A man waits. A woman watches.
Chris is ready to join his wife. He’s planned this moment for nearly a year. The date. The time. The train. But he hadn’t factored in Sarah.
So when Sarah walks on to the platform and sees a man swaying at the edge she assumes he’s just had too much to drink. What she doesn’t expect is to stop a suicide.
As Sarah becomes obsessed with discovering the secrets that Chris is clearly hiding, he becomes obsessed with stopping her, protecting her.
But there are some secrets that are meant to stay buried…
Pre-order Close Your Eyes… Darren’s thrilling second book, coming May 2018!
Perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh, BA Paris and Holly Seddon.
Praise for Our Little Secret
’Darren O’Sullivan keeps the reader on the edge of their seat in this dark, clever look at what drives people to the edge and how quickly a life can change.’ Phoebe Morgan author of The Doll House
‘This is one of the best books I have ever read. It was nail-biting and had me on edge from start to finish… a must buy!’ Greta Halliday
‘An absolutely phenomenal debut.’ Rebecca Pugh
‘One of the best books of its genre.’ Julia Beales
‘The only thing unbelievable about this thriller is that it's the authors debut.’ Jennifer Kelly
‘Gripping from the moment you start reading it.’ Emily Charlton
‘Incredibly well-written debut.’ Susan Anne Burton
‘One of the best novels I've read in a long time.’ Paul Lane
About the author
Darren O'Sullivan was born in Slough in 1982 but moved to Peterborough when he was 17 to train in performing arts. He has been working creatively ever since, first as an actor for the stage, then director. 5 years ago he felt inspired to write theatre and from that came the idea to develop a novel.
Following being accepted in the Faber and Faber novel writing programme in 2015 he fine tuned his hand and during that 6 month training programme 'Our Little Secret' was born.
Darren signed for HQ with his psychological thriller 'Our Little Secret'.
He is currently working on his second thriller.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Our little secret
Slow read, after reading 50%, nothing has happened. This is the first novel i just could not finish
Literally the worst.
I not only want my money back, I want back the time I wasted reading this. I couldn’t even really finish it. I just skimmed the last 80 pages to make sure it was really as predictable as it seemed. Don’t bother buying. It’s slow, boring, unimaginative. The main characters are dumb: Chris’s “madness” and emotions are not believable. Steve is a convenient plot mover. And Sarah... can she be any more horrible? Basically falling in love with a crazy person after spending 5 minutes with him on a train platform and “accidentally” stopping his suicide? And then even though she knows his name she can’t seem to find him again? Not until like three quarters of the way through the book does she decide to google him. This book is a trash fire.
Worst book ever I swear it drags all the way! Don't bother buying it!