'A remarkable book that expands the frontiers of Irish popular fiction' (The Cut of Love)
A fantastic book, both heart-wrenching and rewarding at the same time
A realistic, painful story that has moments of great tenderness
'Bravely written, raw, funny, at times politically incorrect but always captivating, The Clever One explores the boundaries of love, loyalty, family ties and the lengths we're prepared to go to in protecting them. In Maeve, Helena Close has not only created an extraordinary heroine but also a credible one. An impressive, relevant and entertaining read.'