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The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Soderberg
Posted by Joe McCoubrey in , .

By Joe McCoubrey, Writing.ie Crime Scene Reviewer Let’s first deal with the blurb: Living a quiet life in the suburbs, Sophie Brinkmann is captivated by the handsome and sophisticated Hector...

The Promise Of Happiness by Erin Kaye
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No matter what age we are, returning home fills most people with a mixture of excitement, expectation and apprehension. The situation is no different for Louise McNeill as she leaves...

The Heart Whisperer by Ella Griffin
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Approaching 33 is a milestone for Claire Dillon, a thud in her heart as she forces herself to look at her life and how she is living it. Her mother...

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Posted by Kevin Massey in , .

The first thing you notice about ‘Gone Girl’ is its structure. It opens with the perspective of Nick, on the day of his fifth wedding anniversary, the day that his...

The Shelbourne Ultimatum by Ross O’Carroll Kelly
Posted by Kevin Massey in .

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly returns after a brush with death and eschewing the usual epiphanies and resolutions to live a better life. His only determination is the return to his old ways,...

Time and Tide by Mary O’Sullivan
Posted by Mary Malone in , .

This bestselling Cork author has her finger on the pulse writing about climate change and its devastating effect on the shores of Felton Bay. Ordinary people going about their everyday...

Craig, The Boy Who Lives by Neville Sexton
Posted by Mary Malone in , .

It’s Sunday night at 10p.m. I sat down to write this review at 10a.m. but it’s taken me twelve hours to get the lump from my throat and words on...

Chances by Freya North
Posted by Mary Malone in , .

Sharing a business with ex-lover, Tim, is a disaster for Vita. How can she possibly move on when he’s popping into their souvenir shop every day? Though she shed the...

Between You And Me by Margaret Scott
Posted by Mary Malone in , .

Holly Green is a hotshot auditor, scrutiny being her middle name. If there’s a loophole or scam to be discovered, Holly seldom fails. Irish born and bred, Holly has spent...

Any Dream Will Do by Maria Duffy
Posted by Mary Malone in , .

Choosing a favourite read of 2011 is a difficult but not impossible task. Any Dream Will Do by Maria Duffy, published by Hachette, is one I can highly recommend. Debut...