Rachel Ryan

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Rachel Ryan

“A muscular and compelling read that looks set to see Ryan join the ranks of the thriller-writing heavyweights”

Debut novel Hidden Lies just published by Little Brown UK, and as The Woman Outside My Door in Canada and the US by Simon and Schuster


Caelainn Bradley, who writes under the name Rachel Ryan, was born in Dublin in 1991. She studied English at Maynooth University and, after graduating, worked various day jobs while writing in her spare time. Her first publication was in Banshee literary journal, and her debut novel The Woman Outside My Door was published in Canada by Simon and Schuster in November and was published in the US by Simon and Schuster in January and in the UK as Hidden Lies by Little Brown


The Woman Outside My Door was selected as a Barnes & Noble Mystery/Thriller Book of the Month pick for November and December in the US



Praise for The Woman Outside My Door


“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



Praise for Hidden Lies


“A stylish, spare, well-structured piece of work . . . Ryan skillfully ramps up the suspense until the atmosphere is tight as a drum . . . A gripping, propulsive debut”

Irish Times


“A gripping thriller that packs an emotional punch . . . Hidden Lies is a muscular and compelling read that looks set to see Ryan join the ranks of the thriller-writing heavyweights”

Irish Independent


I didn’t put it down until I had turned the final page. A rollercoaster of a read, the pace is relentless, resulting in a denouement that will take your breath away. Bravo, Rachel Ryan!”

Liz Nugent


“An eerie and unsettling thriller that twists relentlessly in surprising directions. A gripping debut”

Catherine Ryan Howard


“A clever spin on the every mother’s nightmare scenario that probes the secrets at the heart of a family, and of a country. Gripping and hugely readable, Hidden Lies heralds a bright new voice in psychological thrillers”

Erin Kelly


“I couldn’t put it down. A suspenseful read, full of chills and twists. It kept me turning the pages with the clever plotting”

Patricia Gibney


“An incredible debut; pacy, clever and tense”

Jo Spain


“A stunning debut. Gripping and unpredictable, my heart is still pounding!”

Sam Blake


“A tense, unsettling thriller about the kind of toxic secret that can blow a family apart. Hidden Lies is a very impressive debut”

T.M. Logan


Dark, emotionally compelling”

Mary Torjussen


“Packed with jaw-dropping moments, Hidden Lies is a twisty thriller with hidden depths”

Robyn Harding


“Rachel Ryan shines in this creepy and chilling debut . . . 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


“Taut, tense, with a twist I did not see coming. I devoured every page of this cracking, clever, original debut”

Carol Mason


“A fast-paced, gripping thriller... As the heart-pounding tension unfolds page after page, Rachel Ryan expertly unravels the mystery, leaving readers guessing until the satisfying, surprising ending. Emotional, captivating, and suspenseful”

Samantha M. Bailey


A tension-filled, emotional page-turner”

Andrea Carter


“A gripping tale that wraps its tentacles around you and draws you in”

Siobhan Macdonald


Rights Sold

Little Brown (UK), Simon and Schuster (USA), Simon and Schuster (Canada)