Brian McGilloway – The Empty Room – Book Launch – The Crescent Arts Centre

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Brian will be launching his latest novel, The Empty Room on Wednesday 30th March in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.

Brian will be In Conversation with John Connolly.

About The Book

What do you do when your child disappears?’A hugely compelling story of loss, grief and vengeance, The Empty Room is probably the best novel yet by one of our finest mystery writers. Unmissable.’ John Connolly’

The tension and heartbreak kept me turning the pages’ Patricia Gibney

‘A searing, thrilling and heartbreaking look at life, loss and revenge, expertly handled by a hugely talented storyteller’ Chris Whitaker

Pandora – Dora – Condron wakes one morning to discover her 17-year old daughter Ellie, has not come home after a party. The day Ellie disappears, Dora is alone as her husband Eamon has already left for the day in his job as a long-distance lorry driver.


So Dora does the usual things: rings around Ellie’s friends… but no one knows where she is. Her panic growing, Dora tries the local hospitals and art college where Ellie is a student – but then the police arrive on her doorstep with the news her daughter’s handbag has been discovered dumped in a layby.


So begins Dora’s ordeal of waiting and not knowing what has become of her girl. Eamon’s lack of empathy and concern, Dora realises, is indicative of the state of their marriage, and left on her own, Dora begins to reassess everything she thought she knew about her family and her life. Increasingly isolated and disillusioned with the police investigation, Dora feels her grip on reality slipping as she takes it upon herself to find her daughter – even if it means tearing apart everything and everybody she had ever loved, and taking justice into her own hands.


‘The Empty Room has all the elements of great drama – murder, revenge, sacrifice – along with complex moral questions that will keep you engaged long after the final thrilling page’ Martina Murphy

‘A compulsive, addictive, heart rending read, The Empty Room is a tale of grief and loss, and ultimately redemption, that puts Brian McGilloway at the very top of the game. I could not put it down’ Sam Blake’

Masterful, humane, compelling, beautifully written, utterly convincing – and without a wasted word’ Catherine Kirwan

‘The Empty Room is a tense, and at times claustrophic, slow-burner which builds to a devastating conclusion’ Claire Allan