The Rachel Incident: The hilarious international bestseller about unexpected love, nominated for a TikTok Book Award by Caroline O’Donoghue


The international bestseller: a hilarious, heartfelt story of all-consuming and unexpected love


Nominated for a TikTok Book Award



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