Book News


July 2023: New US Deal with Pamela Dorman Books 

Someone in the Attic will be published in the US by Pamela Dorman Books, part of Penguin Random House, in Summer 2024.

Announcement here in Publisher’s Weekly


Summer 2025: No One Saw A Thing is a number 1 bestseller

No One Saw A Thing, published in May 2023, became an Irish Times Number 1 Bestseller in June, a Kindle Number 1 Bestseller, and reached number 15 in the UK Sunday Times hardback charts. By August, it had sold over 100,000 copies across all formats.


May 2022: New book deal with Transworld and TV option for All Her Fault

I’m thrilled to be working with Transworld for two more books after Hide and Seek comes out, and that Carnival Films have optioned All Her Fault for TV adaptation. Deal announcement here

April 2022: New novel coming in August

February 2022: Chart News

All Her Fault is a Number 6 Sunday Times Bestseller in the UK Paperback Fiction Charts, Feb 5th to 12th 2022, and the tenth top selling book across all categories for the same week.

August 2021: Amazon Kindle Charts

All Her Fault reached Number 4 in the overall UK Kindle charts and Number 7 in the weekly chart, for all UK ebooks sold.

Bookseller article here

August 2021: Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

August 2021: All Her Fault reviewed in the Sunday Times, saying: “Mara’s stunningly original plot has its roots in the powerful emotions aroused by motherhood” and naming it Crime Book of the Month

July 2021: Irish Times Chart

All Her Fault enters the Irish Top Ten Bestseller list at Number 4.

July 2021: New Book: All Her Fault publishing July 22nd 

All Her Fault Andrea Mara

One missing boy.

Marissa Irvine arrives at 14 Tudor Grove, expecting to pick up her young son Milo from his first playdate with a boy at his new school. But the woman who answers the door isn’t a mother she recognises. She isn’t the nanny. She doesn’t have Milo. And so begins every parent’s worst nightmare.

Four guilty women.

As news of the disappearance filters through the quiet Dublin suburb and an unexpected suspect is named, whispers start to spread about the women most closely connected to the shocking event. Because only one of them may have taken Milo – but they could all be blamed . . .

In a community full of secrets, who is really at fault?

To pre-order a copy, check out Amazon or go to for details of UK booksellers taking pre-orders. Irish bookshops taking pre-orders include Easons, Dubray, Gutter Bookshop (or check directly with your local bookseller).


January 2021: Amazon pre-order link and (original!) cover reveal from Transworld

Two-book deal signed with Transworld

September 2020: I’m thrilled to finally share the news that earlier this year I signed a two-book deal with Transworld Books, part of Penguin Random House. The first of those two books (called The Playdate in the Bookseller announcement  but now called All Her Fault) will be published in June 2021. It’s about a woman who goes to collect her son from a playdate, only to find the door answered by a stranger – someone who has never heard of her son.


The Sleeper Lies in the charts

February 2020: The Sleeper Lies hit the Irish Times Top Ten list – just for one week, but a dream come true!


One Click shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year

October 2018: I’m still pinching myself when I think about this – One Click has been shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year, in the the An Post Irish Book Awards.

Photo credit: Ger Holland.     Patricia Gibney and Andrea Mara


Kate O’Brien Award Shortlist 

2018: The Other Side of the Wall has been shortlisted for the Kate O’Brien Award for Debut Authors, an annual prize given during Limerick Literary Festival, for female authors of novels or short story collections.


Three-book Deal Signed with Poolbeg

November 2016: I’m delighted to say I have signed a three-book deal with Irish publisher Poolbeg Press. The fist book, The Other Side of the Wall, will be published in June 2017.

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