One Good Reason
By Susan Stairs
'Simmering with repressed rage from the off, this complex tale of revenge, betrayal and loss is an absolute cracker' Sunday IndependentOne 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...
A Force for Justice
By Michael Clifford
When, in 2008, Sergeant Maurice McCabe complained of shoddy investigations into serious crime in County Cavan, nothing could have prepared him for what was in store.A career garda, McCabe never set out to be a whistleblower. However, over the following eight years, he exposed gross incompetence and corruption within An Garda Siochána. It ranged from a violent criminal being free to murder, to country-wide corruption in the policing of road safety.Along the way he paid a terrible price, enduring vilification, bullying and harassment by forces who wanted to silence him and his inconvenient truths. Worse still were the rumours of an extreme nature, which had a devastating effect on his whole family.McCabe's actions ultimately led to some of the biggest reforms of An Garda Siochána since the foundation of the state, caused major political upheaval, and culminated in a Tribunal established in 2017, to examine whether there had been a smear campaign against him within the force.A Force For Justice reveals the story behind the scenes, of one man struggling to survive in the most challenging of circumstances. It is a dramatic account of a garda sergeant's journey from a rural outpost into the heart of the Irish political and legal system.
By Roisin Meaney
Three couples. One weekend. Everything is about to change...The sparkling and spellbinding new novel from Number One bestselling author Roisin MeaneyLily and Charlie separated after twenty-six years of marriage. Now, with their divorce due to come through in a matter of months, Lily, newly engaged to the dependable Joe, decides to get the whole family together for one last weekend at Land's End, their old summer home by the sea. Lily has to break some news to Charlie, her daughter Poll and son Thomas -- news she knows they're not going to be happy about.But as the family makes their way to Land's End with their new partners, Lily's best laid plans are about to go awry.As Charlie's much younger girlfriend Chloe guards her own secret, Poll seems intent on sabotaging her apparently perfect relationship, while Thomas wrestles with a decision he knows could break his family apart.And amid the drama, they've forgotten that this weekend also just happens to be Lily and Charlie's wedding anniversary ...Will all the couples survive the weekend intact?'Just about everything in this good-humoured book will keep you engrossed and in for a satisfying surprise at the end' Irish Independent
Letters to My Daughters
By Emma Hannigan
** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER **Some books are guaranteed to break your heart - and put it back together again. Letters to my Daughters is one of those wonderful books. Throughout their lives, the three Brady sisters have always been closer to their nanny May than to their own mother, Martha a busy midwife. May always thought of them as her daughters so when she dies suddenly, the sisters are left devastated -- especially when they learn that letters intended for them from May with final words of advice and love have gone missing.But what words of advice could the sisters need?Beatrice, owner of exclusive wedding boutiques, is busy and fulfilled. Rose has a beautiful daughter, a luxurious home and a thriving interiors company. And Jeannie, married to a wealthy plastic surgeon in L.A., wants for nothing. Except that each of the sisters carries a secret ...As they gather for the reading of May's will in Dublin, they must face some life-changing decisions. Will they ever learn the words of advice May had for them and discover who took the letters?Letters to my Daughters is a spellbinding story about the complicated bonds between women -- daughters, mothers, sisters -- and how love and happiness comes in many guises.
The Month of Borrowed Dreams
By Felicity Hayes-McCoy
'A sparkling, life-affirming novel -- sunshine on the page' Cathy KellySummer is on its way, and Lissbeg librarian Hanna Casey has started a club showing films based on popular novels. But soon the club's members find dramatic twists and turns happening in their own lives on Ireland's west coast.Hanna's daughter Jazz finally feels like she can call Lissbeg home. But when her life is turned upside down, will she return to London to make a fresh start?Aideen is afraid that her romance with Conor won't survive the pressures of their planned double wedding with overbearing Eileen and manipulative Joe. Meanwhile, Saira Khan is determined to help a troubled new arrival to Finfarran.And could Hanna's own newfound happiness to Brian be threatened by the return of her ex-husband Malcolm?As the club prepares for the first meeting of the summer, they'll all face hard choices. But will they get the happy endings they deserve?'A heartwarming novel' Irish Independent
By Henrietta McKervey
'Henrietta McKervey is a storyteller of rare gifts. Violet Hill is a wonderfully assured and compelling novel, so evocative of a London that has long ceased to be, yet crackling on every page with urgently contemporary resonance and meaning. I could not put it down.' Joseph O'ConnorDecember 1918: Post-War London is grieving, the city a wound whose dressing was taken off too soon. Violet Hill, the only female private detective in the city, is hired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's business manager to uncover spiritual trickery he believes is deceiving his employer. January 2018: Susanna is a super-recogniser, one of an elite Met Police team of officers with extraordinary powers for facial recognition. When a freak injury causes her unusual ability to suddenly disappear, a dangerous criminal whom she no longer recognises decides to close in.Compelling stories across two eras weave into this page-turning, literary adventure of identity, deception, danger - and detection.'McKervey is a skilful, intelligent storyteller who looks at the world from fresh perspectives; she raises questions about the gap between appearance and reality, truth and fiction, surveillance and security that will stay with a reader long after they finish reading this novel.' Lia Mills
Why Can't Everything Just Stay the Same?
By Stefanie Preissner
'Honest, witty and poignant observations on life that are both heart breaking and heartwarming' Amy HubermanAs a child, being in new places made Stefanie Preissner ill, which is why her family holidayed in the same apartment on the same island off the Spanish coast for nine years in a row. And why, at Christmas, she wrote lengthy letters to Santa (note: letters, plural) begging him not to bring any surprises. Change was the enemy. But, as it turns out, one Stefanie hasn't been able to avoid. And, in spite of herself, one she has sometimes invited into her life.Here, in her first book, Stefanie looks at the ways in which her life has changed. From birthdays, frienships and how she celebrates the festive season, to social media (no FOMO here), the importance of asking WWNSD? (What Would Nicole Scherzinger Do?) when faced with big decisions, and her career as a writer, Why Can't Everything Just Stay the Same? is the hilarious and honest account of one woman's journey to and through adulthood, coping (sort of) with the terror, inevitability and beauty of change.'It's Stefanie's life, but her struggles are universal. Insecurity? Check. Anger? Check. Weight issues? Big fat check. Stefanie shines a light on human frailty and human strength, proving they are not opposites, but often walk hand-in-hand ... an inspiring, thoroughly enjoyable book.' Nell Scovell, creator of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and author of Just the Funny Parts
By Emily Hourican
The compelling, thought-provoking new novel from bestselling author Emily Hourican. It was the best summer of Anna's life. The summer she fell in love. The summer she found out who she was, and felt for the first time the great, magnetic pull of life, and knew she could have all of it.But she was wrong -- and has been keeping a painful secret ever since.Now, fifteen years later, Anna is struggling to get through to her troubled daughter -- named Jessie in memory of Anna's best friend. While once they were close, now Jessie keeps her mother at a distance, her every word and action a mystery. Though, sometimes, Anna wonders if Jessie can see right through her.And when her daughter starts to ask questions about the past, and her namesake, Anna realises that the truth is threatening to escape and tip the delicate balance of their lives forever.
The Confidence Kit
By Caroline Foran
Consider this your ultimate guide to confidence.From the Number One bestselling author of Owning It: Your Bullsh*t Free Guide To Living With Anxiety, comes The Confidence Kit, a refreshing take on something that's common to us all - fear. When journalist and author Caroline Foran published Owning It, her bullsh*t-free account of living with anxiety, it became a phenomenal Number One bestseller. Here, in The Confidence Kit, she returns with her unique, down-to-earth style, sharing her essential toolkit for improved self-confidence. Her goal? To take our inner fears and anxieties and turn them into the building blocks of confidence.From understanding the fear of failure and knowing when and how to step outside your comfort zone to tools such as 'fear hacking' and the art of decision-making, The Confidence Kit is jam-packed with practical advice, expert input, along with the author's signature sense of humour. Consider it your ultimate guide to confidence.'The goal of this book isn't to teach you how to become completely fearless. It's about how you can employ techniques to build your confidence, to own your fears and anxieties -- to bring you one step closer to achieving what you want in life' Caroline Foran
The Night of the Party
By Rachael English
'A cracking page-turner in the best tradition of Maeve Binchy' Patricia Scanlan'Beautiful, compelling, and sincere in the way of the very best stories and the best books' Irish IndependentFrom the Number One bestselling author of The American Girl comes a story of friendship, a small town, and a big secret ...January 1982: In the rural village of Kilmitten, the Crossan family is holding its annual party during the biggest snowstorm Ireland has seen in decades. By the end of the night, the parish priest has been found dead, in suspicious circumstances.For four teenage friends who were there, life will never be the same. But one of them carries a secret ...Years pass, loves come and go, and the lives of Tom, Conor, Tess and Nina diverge -- yet a bond that won't be broken silently holds.As the thirty-fifth anniversary of the death approaches, Conor, now a senior police officer, has reason to believe that Tom -- a prominent politician -- can help identify Father Galvin's killer. As his dilemma draws the four friends back together -- and lost love Nina back into the life of Tom -- all are forced to question their lives and to confront their differences.The Night of the Party is a page-turning novel that combines warmth, drama and an unforgettable twist.
Listen for the Weather
By Justine Delaney Wilson
Every act has a consequence. Every marriage has a breaking point.Beth Rogers and her family have settled well into their new life in New Zealand, far from the stifling containment of the life they knew at home in Ireland.Everything is idyllic.The children are happy and settled. Beth's marriage to Steve, and their love for each other, seems solid. Until a bombshell lands, in the form of a letter Steve receives from a woman from his past. In the envelope is a photograph of a three-year-old girl -- Beth and Steve's papered-over past has caught up with them, in the shape of this child ...Beth forgave Steve once before -- can she do it again? Does Steve want her to?Listen for the Weather is the story of a marriage. It's a story about consequences. And how we make our own weather.
Fully Functioning Human (Almost)
By Melanie Murphy
Irish YouTuber Melanie Murphy regularly chronicles the ups and downs of her life on her popular channel, discussing topics such as sexuality, skincare, social media and self-esteem. Now, in her first book, she looks with her trademark humour and down-to-earth honesty at the experiences that have shaped her.From learning how to manage her online life, to giving up on the idea of perfection, living with anxiety and the lessons she has learned about relationships, Mel shows us that difficult times can teach us the most about who we are, and by learning to value ourselves, we can overcome whatever life throws at us.
The Summer Visitors
By Fiona O'Brien
'Grown up, intelligent fiction - she just gets better and better' Cathy Kelly'One of the smartest writers of popular fiction around' Irish IndependentWhen handsome American Daniel O'Connell arrives in Ballyanna to research an old cable station for a documentary he is making, he's hoping that a stay in a sleepy Irish seaside town will help him and his traumatised son move on from a terrible accident. But Daniel soon finds that summer in Ballyanna is anything but quiet ...Meanwhile Annie Sullivan, daughter of the local hotel owner, has moved back home to mend her broken heart, telling everyone that she's there to figure out her next career move.But as a secret threatens Annie's dysfunctional family, Daniel's past is about to catch up with him. Will the two be able to grasp the new future that lies ahead before summer ends?