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Grace’s Day by William Wall
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

‘There were three islands and they were youth, childhood and age, and I searched for my father in every one.’ In a small cottage on Castle Island, a remote island...

Talent by Juliet Lapidos
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Anna Brisker is a frustrated mature student. Having spent many years in the college system, she is unable to cross the final line and get her PhD in English completed....

Cold as the Grave by James Oswald
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Her mummified body is hidden in the dark corner of a basement room…a room which feels as cold as the grave.’ I will have to hang my head in shame...

Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘A profound examination of human love and how we live together – a chamber piece of resonance and power.’  Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty is the first EVER audio book that...

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare’ The Night Olivia Fell is the debut novel by Christina McDonald and has just been published with HQ Stories. It is described as ‘a fast-paced and action...

Gallowstree Lane by Kate London
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

We think we know our friends. We think we know our family. We think we know our children. Until one of them carries a knife… Until one of them bleeds...

A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’ Mahony
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Two women. Two stories. One hundred years of secrets. A River in the Trees is the debut novel from London-based, but Cork-born, writer Jacqueline O’ Mahony and was published by riverrun...

Out of The Silence by Owen Mullen
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Out of the Silence reveals in it’s opening chapters the scene of a horrifically injured young woman discovered on the grounds of a hospital in the Punjab region of Pakistan. When...

The Six Loves of Billy Binns by Richard Lumsden
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘When you first meet someone you never know how long they’ll be in your life for. For minutes or forever. You never know when it starts. And you don’t know...

My Mother’s Daughter by Ann O’Loughlin
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Two mothers. Two daughters. Two families changed forever. Margo Clifford is grieving after the recent passing of her husband, Conor. Now rudderless, Margo is very unsure of the path her...