Our Little Secret Darren O'Sullivan
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Crime | Our Little Secret by Darren O’Sullivan | Guest review by Laura

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We’re delighted to be sharing Laura’s thoughts with you today for Darren O’Sullivan’s debut novel, Our Little Secret.

Our Little Secret Darren O'Sullivan

Paperback: 368 pages

Publisher: HQ (5 April 2018)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0008285160

ISBN-13: 978-0008285166

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…

Perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh, BA Paris and Holly Seddon.

Available to purchase in digital, paperback and audio formats.


I was intrigued by the initial scene, a man so distraught by his wife’s death that he planned to kill himself.

Chris had planned his suicide carefully, waiting at a train station at its quiet time, as he didn’t want anyone affected by his death.  Unfortunately his plans failed due to Sarah turning up to the station early. After they both leave, Sarah became obsessed with Chris and what he planned to do.

I found the middle part of the story dull, so found it difficult to keep my motivation in finishing. I’m glad I did as the story progressed when the characters meet again.  Regrettably half way through I had guessed the ending as felt that the author gave away too much information about Chris.

An interesting plot but sadly predictable. I would be interested in reading more from Darren O’Sullivan but hope for a shock twist next time.

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Darren O’Sullivan is the author of Psychological thrillers, Our Little Secret and Close Your Eyes.

His debut Out Little Secret enjoyed bestseller status in 4 territories and succeeded in being both Kobo and Ibooks charts, placing at number 1.

His second novel, Close Your Eyes, was published on May 5th.

He lives in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire where his days are either behind his laptop writing or in front of a group of actors directing theatre.

Connect with Darren O’Sullivan

Twitter @darrensully



I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

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