Poised and perceptive -- Louis Wise the Sunday Times Deeply accomplished, with brilliantly observed, entertaining characters and an atmospheric setting Good Housekeeping Heartwarming and observant Stylist Strenuously charming...surprisingly tender -- Clare Allfree Metro One of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years... A fine novel. -- John Boyne The Irish Times An undercurrent of black comedy accompanies the ripples that ensue - but with a pathos that makes this deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling. Sunday Mirror charming...thoughtfully done...highly enjoyable. the Guardian Full of emotion and tense moments. You will be gripped from the first page. Woman's Own
Duneen is a quiet place, far enough from the big towns to have kept its own rhythms. Its residents include castdown policeman PJ who lives a lonely, uneventful life punctuated only by the next meal - until now; the beautiful and mysterious family of three spinster sisters each with their own secrets and sorrows; and of course, the town's gossip who think she knows the answers. When a grim discovery is made on a building site up by the old school, it becomes the catalyst for long buried secrets and rivalries to come to light and this silent, once innocent and repressed-seeming town is revealed to have a much darker, hungrier undertow...