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Eirin Thompson



Eirin Thompson is a mum of three and worked as a newspaper journalist before turning to novel writing. She has recently completed a masters degree from the Open University degree programme at Queen's University, Belfast. She now lives in County Armagh.
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Hachette Books Ireland

The Undercover Mother

Eirin Thompson
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Eirin Thompson

A part-time job as an undercover store detective at the Riverside Shopping Mall seems ideal for our mum-of-three whose kids are now at school. Used to not being noticed at home, she feels she has the perfect credentials. The invisible eye of the Mall, she witnesses the good, bad and ugly of suburban life and it's not long before things become more complicated than the job fist promised. There's the mystery of the posh schoolgirl, and why security is turning a blind eye. Theres the question of dubious vote-casting in the bonny baby competition. Theres Zero FM star Lindy May, and the case of her missing brother. And then, bizarrely, she finds herself cast as the reluctant sleuth in an abandoned baby case from many years back . . . where nothing is quite as it first seems. With home life in growing disarray, the pressure begins to mount, and it's not long before everything starts to get a little blurry around the edges. The Undercover Mother is a hilarious, unflinchingly honest tale of an unforgettable heroine who's trying hard not so much to have it all but to keep intact the bit that she does have.

Hachette Books Ireland

Notes for the Next Time

Eirin Thompson
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Eirin Thompson

Addled mother-of-three finds her identity buried under layers of clutter in her unkempt home. Dealing with the unrelenting demands of children, the ever-growing pile of laundry, dishes and post, she finds herself having to admit she's no longer able to cope. Enter her very own 'listening angel' - a supposed good Samaritan from the local charity set up to give support to 'Mums' under pressure. So why can't she get a word in edgeways? And why is her husband's mood suddenly so elevated - when a certain angel is hovering nearby? Thus unfolds a dark and hilarious journey into the wilds of suburbia, where unforgettable characters dwell and the unexpected is never far away. Told through diary-style musings, Notes for the Next Time explores the murky depths beneath the smooth surface of life in a hilarious, surprising and genuinely moving read. And what looks to be the final nail in the coffin of our mum-on-the-edge's ebbing sanity may actually provide the much-needed catalyst for change.