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No One Saw A Thing, published by Transworld in May 2023 was a Number One Irish bestseller and Number One Kindle bestseller. It reached number 15 in the UK hardback charts and spent five months in the Irish charts. It has sold over 100,000 copies and was shortlisted for Irish Crime Book of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards. The paperback edition, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, went straight to Number 3 in the Sunday Times chart on publication, selling over 9,000 copies in its first three days.

‘From the first chapter of this Andrea Mara novel, I had shivers. Twisty, clever, impossible to put down.’ – Louise O’Neill

Two children get on. Only one gets off . . .

No one saw it happen.
You stand on a crowded tube platform in London. Your two little girls jump on the train ahead of you. As you try to join them, the doors slide shut and the train moves away, leaving you behind.

Everyone is lying.
By the time you get to the next stop, you’ve convinced yourself that everything will be fine. But you soon start to panic, because there aren’t two children waiting for you on the platform. There’s only one.

Someone is to blame.
Has your other daughter got lost? Been taken by a passing stranger? Or perhaps the culprit is closer to home than you think? No one is telling the truth, and the longer the search continues, the harder she will be to find…

Praise for No One Saw A Thing

‘Probably the most suspenseful book I will read all year.’ Liz Nugent

‘From the first chapter of this Andrea Mara novel, I had shivers. Twisty, clever, impossible to put down.’ – Louise O’Neill

‘Andrea Mara has a gift for turning ‘what if’ into ‘uh-oh’ – No One Saw a Thing is a fantastic example of her compelling plotting. I was hooked by the end of chapter one.’ Jane Casey

‘Action-packed from the get-go, the pace never lets up in this premium slice of domestic suspense.’ Catherine Ryan Howard

‘Twisting, frightening and impossible to put down. No One Saw A Thing is Andrea Mara at her nerve-shredding best. I loved it.’ Chris Whitaker

‘One of the most tense thrillers of the year so far.’ John Marrs

‘As soon as I started this [No One Saw A Thing] I had no choice but to continue reading until the last page. I DEVOURED it. Such a tense, thrilling ride of a novel that played into my darkest fears & captured the emotions of panicked parents so evocatively.’ Fiona Cummins

‘Such a clever page-turner, drawing on every parent’s darkest fears.’ Cara Hunter

‘Wow! I loved it. It is so well plotted with lots of unexpected twists and turns. I was guessing, and second guessing, throughout.’ Patricia Gibney

‘Beginning with every parent’s worst nightmare, Andrea Mara’s new book serves up another terrific hook that immediately draws the reader in. No One Saw a Thing is a fast paced family thriller that will keep you turning the pages.’ Sinead Crowley

‘A palpable sense of menace hangs over Andrea Mara’s latest thriller which packs punch after shocking punch. Talk about suspense! No One Saw A Thing is a gloriously tangled, whiplash-inducing, electrifying read. I couldn’t put it down and I can’t recommend it highly enough.’ Amanda Cassidy

‘Incredible thriller, amazing premise, Andrea Mara always delivers on twisty addictive pageturners. An adrenaline rush of a book.’ Sophie White

‘Andrea Mara takes a mother’s worst nightmare and ramps it up into an unputdownable pageturner. Twisty, gripping and utterly chilling, you’ll never look at a child on a train in the same way again.’ Sam Blake

‘Andrea Mara smashes it yet again with a story you simply cannot set aside! A pacy gritty acutely observed nightmare chase through London- helped or is it hindered by a group of toxic friends. My heart was thumping right to the end!’ Gill Purdue

‘Wow! What a heart-stopping pageturner – I enjoyed this so much!’ Emma Curtis.

‘Another delicious slice of domestic noir from Andrea Mara, ‘No One Saw A Thing’ has a great hook, an ultra-satisfying ending and all manner of twists, lies and deceit in between.’ Catherine Kirwan

‘Absolutely loved  No One Saw A Thing by Andrea Mara! Utterly engrossing, tense, and unpredictable with a great cast of characters. Highly recommended!’ Roz Watkins 

‘I lost yesterday afternoon & the early hours of this morning to this absolutely gripping thriller from Andrea Mara. Mara is a writer going from strength to strength – this book further cements her as an author to be reckoned with. Tense, heart-stopping & thrilling.’ Claire Allan

‘A nightmare for any parent, two children board the London tube but the doors close before their mother can join them. At the next stop, one child is missing. What follows in Andrea Mara’s twisty, layered thriller will have you chewing through your nails and unsure of which character to trust as past betrayals and loyalties collide. Gripping.’ Olivia Kiernan

‘Twisty as a corkscrew, taut as a garotte.. a total masterclass of thriller writing.’ Neil Lancaster

‘This book has a heart-stopping premise – a woman’s child goes missing after stepping onto an underground carriage without her – I loved the book, couln’t put it down’ Sarah Pearse
‘Blooming clever – how does she do it?’ Mira Shah
 Media Reviews
Sunday Times
‘Sharply observed novel manages to be at once an intricate puzzle and an involving race against time’ – John Dugdale, The Sunday Times
Red Magazine Top Books May 2023
‘I dare, nay defy, you to try and put this thriller down!’ – Sarra Manning, Red
The Independent

“… utterly gripping thriller … you will look hard to find a more searing opening 15 pages of a thriller this year… A surefire winner from start to finish.” – Myles McWeeny in the Independent

The Sunday Independent

“Mara is truly gifted at this kind of story, and this is a proper page-turner, with several cliff hangers and plenty of red herrings. As the action progresses, the pace intensifies to a pulse-rising intensity . . . A most satisfying thriller.” – Anne Marie Scanlon in the Sunday Independent

The Examiner
 ‘Such is the intensity of the short chapters ending on cliffhangers that you want the main story to keep going, despite the crucial chapters dealing with time that has passed . . . Well written, this thriller makes for compulsive reading.’ – Colette Sheridan in The Examiner
The Mail on Sunday
‘A pleasingly cynical and cunningly constructed story of old grudges and buried secrets’  – John Williams in The Mail On Sunday 
Literary Review
‘A clever tale about a modern family under extraordinary pressure’
The Gloss
“The twists keep coming as the action rockets back and forth in time exposing the terrible truth that binds the friends together and eventually wrenches them apart.” – Orna Mulcahy in The Gloss