‘A gorgeous exploration of the messy and fragile nature of friendship and all the many forms of love’ (Irish Times) from the bestselling author of PROMISING YOUNG WOMEN’A perfect page-turner. I loved it’ DOLLY ALDERTON’Wonderful’ MARIAN KEYESCHARLIE REGAN’S LIFE ISN’T GOING FORWARD, SO SHE’S DECIDED TO GO BACK. After a tough few years floundering around the British film industry, experimenting with amateur pornography and watching her father’s health rapidly decline, Charlie and her best friend Laura journey to her ancestral home of Clipim, an island off the west coast of Ireland.
She knows this could be the last chance to connect with her dad’s history before she loses him. But when the girls arrive, Charlie begins to question both her difficult relationship with Laura and her father’s childhood stories. Before long, she’s embroiled in a devastating conspiracy that’s been sixty years in the making .
. . and it’s up to her to reveal the truth.
‘One of the most intelligent, well observed depictions of lust, loss, envy, betrayal, friendship and love that I’ve ever read’ DAISY BUCHANAN’A moving and extremely funny look at family, roots and the myth of Irishness’ THE i, ESSENTIAL SUMMER READS’Witty, tender and insightful . . .
O’Donoghue is a perceptive, clever writer’ GUARDIAN’A darkly humorous, keenly observed blend of millennial drift and murder mystery from a razor-sharp writer’ RED