Caroline O'Donoghue The Rachel Incident


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Rachel Murray is 21 years old, platonically infatuated with her housemate James, and less-than-platonically infatuated with her enigmatic, married English professor Dr Byrne. Over the course of a year, as Rachel and James's lives become more and more deeply entwined with those of Dr Byrne and his perfect wife Deenie, tensions rise and a shocking secret threatens everything they hold dear.

Over the course of a year they will find their lives ever more entwined with the Byrnes’ and be faced with impossible choices and a lie that can’t be taken back… THE RACHEL INCIDENT by Caroline O'Donoghue is a sharp, poignant and beautifully told story of losing yourself, finding yourself and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

It is an all-consuming love story. But it’s not the one you’re expecting. It’s unconventional and messy. It’s young and foolish. It’s about losing
and finding yourself. But it is always about love.

About the Author

Caroline O’Donoghue is a New York Times best-selling author and the host of the award-winning podcast Sentimental Garbage. She has written two novels for adults, Promising Young Women, which was shortlisted for the AN Post Irish Book Awards – Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year, and Scenes of a Graphic Nature, which was
longlisted for the Ondaatje Prize.

She was also longlisted for the supernatural series for teenagers, All Our Hidden Gifts. She was born in Ireland and currently lives in London.

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‘Funny, nostalgic, sexy … it’s everything I want in a summer book’ MONICA HEISEY, author of Really Good, Actually.

‘Sharply witty, warm-hearted and wise’ GUARDIAN, BEST SUMMER READS.

‘A stormer of a novel’ I NEWS.

‘Deeply relatable and extremely funny’ OBSERVER.

‘You will love The Rachel Incident‘ GABRIELLE ZEVIN, author of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

‘A headlong read about being young and hopelessly in lust’ SUNDAY TIMES, BEST SUMMER READS.

‘Easily 13/10 … Funny, lovely, romantic, drenched in nostalgia’ MARIAN KEYES.


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