Our Dark Secret

Jenny Quintana

20 August 2020
320 pages


From the author of The Missing Girl, Jenny Quintana’s gripping novel, Our Dark Secret, tells the story of two girls, two deaths and two decades of silence . . .

As a teenager in the late 1970s, Elizabeth was clever, overweight and something of a loner. When Rachel and her family moved to town, though, Elizabeth was drawn to the bright and beautiful Rachel like a moth to a flame. She would do anything for Rachel. Anything.

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?

‘Darkly compelling’ – Jane Shemilt, author of Daughter.

Emotional and gripping: Our Dark Secret confirms Jenny Quintana as the mistress of the heartbreaking thriller
Darkly compelling, tender characterisation — I read this in a few greedy gulps
Bittersweet, full of growing menace, yet poignant and full of longing . . . Fans of The Missing Girl will fall in love with this!