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Sleep by C.L.Taylor
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

7 Guests 7 Secrets 1 Killer Do you dare to sleep?  Sleep is the latest novel from C.L. Taylor and is published with Avon Books. Described as ‘a masterful, nail-shredding read,’ it follows...

Home to Cavendish by Antoinette Tyrrell
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

Cavendish Hall in County Cork has roots leading back to the early 1900s and beyond. With its sweeping drive, majestic pillars and the river peeping through the acres of land,...

Keep Her Close by M.J. Ford
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘They’ll always be two steps ahead of you.’ I recently read the first book in this series, Hold My Hand and am so delighted to have caught up with these books because,...

Constellations by Sinéad Gleeson
Posted by Emmet James Driver in , .

‘Here is the fierce joy and pain of being alive.’ So reads the last line of the blurb on the back of Sinéad Gleeson’s Constellations her collection of personal essays...

The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘To believe in her future, she must uncover her past.’ The Conviction of Cora Burns is the debut novel from Carolyn Kirby. Just published on 21st March by No Exit...

The Hunter by Andrew Reid
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Attack is the only defence’  The Hunter is the debut novel from Scottish writer, Andrew Reid and was published in paperback by Headline. It is described as ‘a nerve-shredding debut thriller full...

By Royal Appointment by A. O’Connor
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

In 1861, Irish actress and vivacious music hall singer Nellie Cliffden embarked on an affair with nineteen year-old Bertie, Prince of Wales. This affair nearly tore the monarchy apart, at...

47 Seconds by Jane Ryan
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Respect was everything. Conditioning less so. There I was, jaw pumped on nothing, words chewed until they split, husks of anger suppressed then broken, granular in my mouth, sitting on...

The Gift of Friends by Emma Hannigan
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

I am not instinctively drawn to books with bright leafy covers and swirly writing. To me, it advertises artificial happiness and I don’t engage well with that promise of a...

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , , .

Orpen has grown up shaped by the wild landscape of the west coast of Ireland. She has been shaped by the warmth of the love shown her by her mother...