Our Dark Secret tells the story of two girls, two deaths and two decades of silence from the author of The Missing Girl, Jenny Quintana.
The crazy girls, they called them – or at least, Elizabeth liked to think they did. As a teenager in the late 1970s, she was clever, overweight and a perfect victim for the bullies. Then Rachel and her family arrived in town and, for Elizabeth, it was as if a light had been switched on. She was drawn to the bright and beautiful Rachel like a moth to a flame.
Rachel had her own reasons for wanting Elizabeth as a friend and, although their relationship was far from equal, Elizabeth would do anything for Rachel.
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?
‘Bittersweet, full of growing menace, yet poignant and full of longing.’
Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
‘Darkly compelling, tender characterisation – I read this in a few greedy gulps.’
Jane Shemilt, author of Daughter and Little Friends
'Emotional and gripping: Our Dark Secret confirms Jenny Quintana as the mistress of the heartbreaking thriller.'
Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
'Excellent – a dark and moving mystery, woven from the tales of truly memorable characters.'
Rachel Edwards, author of Darling