The Rachel Incident: The hilarious bestseller about unexpected love, shortlisted for the TikTok Book Awards - Book of the Year (

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The international bestseller: a hilarious, heartfelt story of all-consuming and unexpected love
Shortlisted for a TikTok Book Award - Book of the Year (UK and Ireland)

'If you've ever been young, you will love The Rachel Incident like I did' GABRIELLE ZEVIN

'Funny, nostalgic, sexy' MONICA HEISEY

'Hilarious, wise and wonderfully written' GRAHAM NORTON


Everyone in Cork remembers the Rachel Incident. But what really happened? It's simple. It's complicated. It's about love, sex and friendship. It's definitely about betrayal. And, above all, it's the story of Rachel and James, two twenty-somethings who met at a bookshop, became best friends, and spent one unforgettable year screwing up and growing up.


'I adored it' COCO MELLORS

'Reading it is like hearing your funniest, sexiest friend tell you the best story they know' KATHERINE RUNDELL

'Sharply witty, warm-hearted and wise' GUARDIAN

O'Donoghue captures all the intensity of messy young love' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'A book full of love, and it is extremely easy to love reading it' VOGUE

'Chaos at its finest' STYLIST

'Easily 13/10 . . . Funny, lovely, romantic' MARIAN KEYES

The Rachel Incident was a #2 bestseller in Ireland in June 2023

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Little, Brown Book Group
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