Darling is OUT NOW – the paperback launched in the UK on 7th FEBRUARY 2019. Buy your copy from any good bookshop or order it here.


BBC Berkshire, and in particular Bill Buckley, thank you once again for hosting me, alongside the lovely Jenny Quintana, for the Book Club on 14th May. Listen from around 1:03:20 here.

Such a memorable evening at the Hatchards Authors of the Year Reception on 2nd May! Stunning company in that gorgeous Piccadilly temple of books, lively conversations lubricated by champagne, laughter and witty indiscretion fed by copious canapés… what more could any author want?  Should you wish to see pictures of this and other literary events (usually with a glass of something delicious in my hand,I cannot lie), please sign up to my Facebook page, Rachel Edwards Author Official, or follow me on Twitter or Instagram.

Wow! Love this blog piece written by Joanne Norris.  It analyses the themes and social concerns of Darling (best read after you’ve read the novel as contains some necessary spoilers). You can read it here.

In summer 2018, I spoke to Cat Hall, Editor at The Open Page. We had a wide-ranging talk about Darling, writing inspirations and the creative process, pluch much more… Read the in-depth interview.

My first ever podcast, with the wonderful Molly Masters of Books That Matter, a book subscription service that empowers and inspires. I loved chatting away to this informed, aware, book-loving young entrepreneur. You can hear us discussing writing inspiration, blended families, Brexit, literary influences and much more here.

BBC Berkshire’s Bridgitte Tetteh calls to ask about Brexit on her Sunday show (starts at 38:50).

ABC-owned Dallas, Texas channel, WFAA, gives Darling a fantastic review!


The New York Post selects Darling as one of its best books of the week.


Darling is coming to America… Darling was launched in in the United States and Canada on 15th January 2019. Buy your copy here.


Marlow FM – Serena and the team invited me for a chat at on Friday 9th November.  Have a listen to it here – starts at 96:10.


4th Estate Black History Month Article: Why We All Need Iconic Literary Characters of Colour. And Why They Don’t Need to be Role Models.


Killer WomenFresh Blood panel of debuts authors, chaired by Sarah Hilary. Had a lively chat with the wonderful C J Tudor, Lynne Truss, Alex Reeve.


Henley Literary Festival on October 4th – Just so much fun to talk to chair Daniel Hahn, alongside the brilliant Nikesh Shukla and Thomas Maloney as part of The Novel Fights Back panel.


BBC Berkshire Book Club on 11th September – Had a great chinwag with Bill Buckley and Amanda Jennings during my first ever book club. Which 3 books have I recently loved?  Find out (at 1:05, after Call Me) here

Another fab chat on BBC Berkshire, this time with Bridgitte Tetteh. We covered mixed race relationships, Brexit Britain, raising step-kids… lots of interesting topics. Have a listen to the African and Caribbean Programme here


Reader in Canada? Darling is out now and in paperback on 15th January 2019.  Order your Canadian copy here.


BBC Berkshire Interview – Hugely enjoyed a good chat with Bill Buckley about family life, Brexit and all things Darling. Listen from 2:05 (after the Eurythmics) here


Terrific New UK Reads To Dive Into This Summer – BookRiot selects Darling as part of this brilliant list.


EVENT, Benson Library: An enjoyable evening of bookchat at 7.30pm on 3rd July. .


Apple iBooks select Darling as one of the ‘Best Books of 2018 (so far)’. See this tweet


EVENT, Riff Raff London: Thursday 14th June. What a fabulous night!  Read the interview, ‘My First Time…’ here


The Guardian ‘Review’ section selects Darling as one of the Books of the Month – Best Recent Thrillers here


The Sunday Times writes that Darling is ‘Fast-paced … similar in spirit to Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk About Kevin’’


Grazia features Being a Stepmother: The Truth in Black and White (21st May issue)


Rachel Edwards writes about her relationship with her real-life stepchildren in The Guardian Weekend (12th May 2018) here


Elle magazine (June 2018 issue) reviews Darling – ‘It was only a matter of time before we got the first Brexit thriller and it’s oh so good.’


Stylist’s Sarah Shaffi chooses Darling in her ‘Best Books for May’ list. Find out why.


iBooks list Darling as on of their ‘Books We’re Loving in May’.


The Independent name Darling in Summer Reading: The Debut Novelists to Know this Year here


iBooks feature Darling in their selection for Most Anticipated.


EVENT 9th May 2018: 4th Estate Literary Salon.

Thanks to everyone who joined Rachel Edwards, Imogen Hermes Gowar and Sarah Shaffi at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen for a discussion about first novels. Details here


International Women’s Day 2018: A wish for all the young women we love here.


TV OPTION – Darling optioned for TV by Artists Studio, the makers of ‘The Fall’…

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The Observer name Rachel Edwards on their list of ‘promising British first-time novelists’ for 2018. (The New Review, Sunday 14th January 2018)


METRO name Darling one of the best books by a BME author for 2018.
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Cover Reveal for Darling by Fourth Estate.
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Fourth Estate, HarperCollins, acquires World English and Film/TV rights for Darling, Rachel Edwards’ debut novel.
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