Our Dark Secret (Paperback)
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Our Dark Secret (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 20/08/2020
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Sinister teenage secrets threaten to burst into the open in Quintana's accomplished psychodrama.

From the author of The Missing Girl, Jenny Quintana's gripping novel, Our Dark Secret, tells the story of two girls, two deaths and two decades of silence . . .

As a teenager in the late 1970s, Elizabeth was clever, overweight and something of a loner. When Rachel and her family moved to town, though, Elizabeth was drawn to the bright and beautiful Rachel like a moth to a flame.

She would do anything for Rachel. Anything.

Then the first body was discovered.

Twenty years on, Elizabeth wants nothing more than to keep the secrets of her teenage years where they belong: in the past. But another body has been found, and she can't keep running from what happened . . .

Can she?

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509839483
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 228 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 22 mm


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'Emotional and gripping: Our Dark Secret confirms Jenny Quintana as the mistress of the heartbreaking thriller.' - Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said and Stone Mothers

'Darkly compelling, tender characterisation - I read this in a few greedy gulps.' - Jane Shemilt, author of Daughter and The Playground

'Bittersweet, full of growing menace, yet poignant and full of longing . . . Fans of The Missing Girl will fall in love with this!' - Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend

'Jenny Quintana is a rare talent . . . Superb plotting, razor-sharp characterisation, and a creeping sense of dread makes Our Dark Secret a novel that you won't be able to put down.' - Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies and Stone Cold Heart

'A compulsive page-turner; a beautifully written coming-of-age story; a murder mystery peopled with characters who live and breathe . . . and a brilliant read.' - Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle and The Neighbour

'Excellent - a dark and moving mystery, woven from the tales of truly memorable characters.' - Rachel Edwards, author of Darling

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“An atmospheric page-tuner”

Our Dark Secret is a gripping read from right from the start! The depth of the character descriptions and writing style make this a truly compelling read. The alternation between timelines kept me on the edge of my... More

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“Captivating & Well Written”

Our Dark Secret is beautifully written story that plays out in two timelines, the 'then (1979)' and 'now' (1999). All of the characters are deftly developed by Jenny Quintana as the events that... More

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“Love, and teenage drama with a dark twist”

An interesting flashback to 1978 with an insecure girl growing up in a dysfunctional family. A girl-crush leads to drama, uncovering dark secrets and leads to a lifetime of fear and hiding.
Intriguing and believable.... More

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