Tag: Irish Writing

BOOK REVIEW: The Killer In Me by Olivia Kiernan

You only need to look at the cover of this book to know it’s going to be a dark, gritty thriller.  Set in Ireland, it has two stories running simultaneously. We start with a 17 year old crime.  Sean Hennessey has just been released from prison after serving time for murdering his parents and attempting

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BOOK REVIEW: Paradise by Edna O’Brien

There is a consistence sense of rootlessness and exploration in Edna O’Brien’s short story ‘Paradise’. Though I confess I have not read any of her other work before [this will soon change], in researching the piece, and from my own thoughts, ‘Paradise’ is a moment of transition for the writer – she takes herself from

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BOOK REVIEW: Mr Salary by Sally Rooney

So, this year Faber are turning ninety years old and don’t they look good for it! To celebrate their ninetieth year Faber are releasing a landmark series of individual volumes in stunning paperbacks, showcasing some of the masters of the short story form within a range of varying styles and genres. So, dust off your

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BOOK REVIEW: Too Close To Breathe by Olivia Kiernan

This is Olivia Kiernan’s debut crime novel and I found her writing style very pleasant and easy to read. The introduction to the plot was interesting….. A young woman Dr Estelle Costello, a University Lecturer is found dead at her home. Initially it looks to be suicide, by hanging; however Frankie Sheehan – Detective Chief

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BOOK REVIEW: Tuesdays Are Just As Bad by Cethan Leahy

Short Review Tuesdays Are Just As Bad is a fascinating book, from the vibrant eye catching cover through to the very last page, the book sucks you in and doesn’t let go. It’s a young adult book that explores and enables its readers to feel that they are not alone, that depression is not the

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BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Shadows by E.R.Murray

Short Review E.R.Murray delivers an action packed follow up to her Nine Lives Trilogy book 1 ‘The Book of Learning’ with the breathtakingly brilliant ‘The Book of Shadows’. We journey with Ebony again as she tries to continue her quest, but this time there are more baddies, more adventure, more gadgets, more fabulous characters and

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