For Laura, feelings are things you learn. Revenge, though, is pure instinct.
'Simmering with repressed rage from the off, this complex tale of revenge, betrayal and loss is an absolute cracker' Sunday Independent
One Good Reason is a gripping human drama about revenge, family secrets, and lies that can ripple beneath the surface of successful lives, waiting to be disclosed.
Laura has never been like other girls. She thinks about sadness rather than feeling it. Anger, jealousy, deceit - they just seem more useful.
So when her family unit is shattered after a violent break-in to their home, she becomes intent on getting even. The perpetrators have walked away unpunished but her father wasn't so lucky, falling prey to a fatal heart attack in the aftermath.
Paddy Skellion - father of one of the offenders - is a renowned artist, who will go a long way to protect his reputation. When Laura's mother Angela gives her daughter her blessing to travel to the South of France, to visit the family in the hope of an apology, she knows little of Laura's true intent.
Laura has one good reason to enter their lives in ways they can't foresee. But even the best laid plans don't always go as intended...
Susan Stairs lives in Dublin with her family. She is the acclaimed author of The Story of Before and The Boy Between.
· Simmering with repressed rage from the off, this complex tale of revenge, betrayal and loss is an absolute cracker — Sunday Independent
A thrilling account of how the absence of justice can transform raw grief into a potentially lethal obsession — Irish Times