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A “tautly woven, chilling, and heartbreaking” (Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here) domestic thriller about a nanny whose new job working for the perfect family is not everything it seems.

Amy jumps at the opportunity when she’s offered a nannying job in picturesque West Cork for the friendly and welcoming Carroll family. It’s the perfect chance for Amy to escape the suffocating city and the man who made her life hell.

With two adorable children to oversee, a pair of generous employers, and more freedom than she’s enjoyed in years, everything seems wonderful. So why can’t Amy shake a creeping sense of unease? Perhaps it’s the husband’s erratic behavior. Or the fact that she was never told about the reclusive teenage son whose bedroom is next to hers. Or maybe it’s the strange messages that somebody has been painting around the local village.

Quickly, it becomes clear that all is not well in the Carroll marriage, nor in their idyllic community. Whispered secrets and strange occurrences fill the breathtaking scenery with menace and, as the days pass, Amy learns that the refuge she has sought just might be the most dangerous place of all “in this creepy, propulsive, atmospheric thriller” (Kieran Scott, author of Regrets Only).

About The Author


Rachel Ryan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She can usually be found writing in coffee shops, hanging around libraries, or walking the streets of Dublin, making up stories. She is the author of Someone You Trust and The Woman Outside My Door.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (August 1, 2023)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668012574

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Praise for Someone You Trust

"Equal parts tautly woven, chilling, and heartbreaking, Someone You Trust is a thriller that will take readers on an emotional roller coaster. With ratcheting tension and a mounting sense of dread, you might think you know what's happening, but this is a story that will defy your expectations. A must-read for fans of domestic suspense."—Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here

“Nothing is what it seems in this creepy, propulsive, atmospheric thriller. I dare you not to read it in one sitting.”—Kieran Scott, author of Regrets Only

"Claustrophobic . . . No one is who they seem to be, which kept me guessing with each page I turned. I've no hesitation in recommending Someone You Trust, as it is a great read."Patricia Gibney, USA Today bestselling author of Three Widows

"A gripping, contemporary gothic thriller. I tore through it. I simply couldn't put it down!"—Edel Coffey, #1 bestselling author of Breaking Point

"Dark, intense and emotional, this haunting whodunit is utterly chilling, with a real sting in its twisty tail."—Sam Blake, author of Remember My Name

"It's rare a thriller has such an emotional core but this one does. Fabulous."—Martina Murphy, author of The Night Caller

Praise for The Woman Outside My Door

“[A] confident debut ... Ryan does a good job keeping the reader off balance, wondering whether Georgina is indeed going mad. The tension builds as long-held secrets are revealed, and Georgina proves that she’ll stop at nothing to protect her child. Fans of psychological suspense will be satisfied."Publishers Weekly

"Ryan draws the reader into not only Georgina’s terrifying journey to save her son, but also her marriage and her sanity. Georgina is a fierce, loyal narrator, and the reader won’t be able to resist rooting for her success. Seasoned mystery lovers will recognize similarities to B. A. Paris’ The Breakdown (2017), Mary Kubica’s The Other Mrs. (2020), and A. J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window (2018).”Booklist

"Ryan’s debut is a chilling story about motherhood and grief, centered on a mother whose young child, coping with the death of a grandmother, seems to invent a new imaginary friend in her place. Except that maybe the friend isn’t imaginary. Expect a few chills to run down your spine as you work your way through this sharp debut."CrimeReads

"A tantalizing psychological thriller that will leave you with hairs standing up on the back of your neck. ... I could not put this book down and read it all in one day. It is fantastic all the way through. ... This is a perfect read for fans of authors such as K.L. Slater.”San Francisco Book Review

“Packed with jaw-dropping moments, The Woman Outside My Door is a twisty thriller with hidden depths. I gobbled it up."Robyn Harding, internationally bestselling author of The Party

"You never know when the secrets of your past will rise up and find you again. Rachel Ryan shines in this creepy and chilling debut. Questions abound—imaginary friend or dangerous stalker? You will fly through the pages of this tense and fast-paced story, and the giant twist at the end will leave your heart pounding."Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight

“When your husband, your seven-year-old son, and your father are all harboring secrets, who can you trust? A rollercoaster of a read, it never flags, the pace is relentless, resulting in a denouement that will take your breath away. Bravo, Rachel Ryan!”Liz Nugent, #1 internationally bestselling author of Little Cruelties

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