Reviews

Our Little Secret – Darren O’Sullivan

“A gripping psychological thriller from a talented new author – one to watch out for!”

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…

My Review: For a debut book, Our Little Secret is an impressive and well written story, it begins with a gripping opening – a suicidal man about to jump in front of a train and a young lady, Sarah, who happens to be on the same train platform and manages to stop him.  What follows is tense and quite dark and if you enjoy twisted psychological thrillers you will enjoy this.

The two central characters, Chris and Sarah, were both extremely damaged individuals and I must admit to taking an instant dislike to Sarah – she was so needy and I wanted to shake her really, really hard (or whack her in the face with a wet fish), but it didn’t detract from the enjoyment of the book.

Unfortunately for me, I did work out the story line at a very early point in the book, but that is probably because I read so many psychological thrillers and it’s beginning to get harder and harder to “surprise” me.  Overall, this is a gripping psychological thriller from a talented new author and I look forward to reading more from Darren O’Sullivan.

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’ which was released on July 28th this year.

He is currently working on his second thriller.

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