Winter Reads: 4 Gripping Irish Novels To Snuggle Up With This Christmas
It's the season to hibernate, and if you're looking for us, we'll be under the covers with one of these deadly reads...
The Way We Were, Sinéad Moriarty
This book won the Irish Fiction Novel Of The Year Award and you won’t be able to put it down. Alice and Ben are a close, loving and regular everyday couple. You’ll be able to relate to their lives, either through your own relationship or that of your parents. Out of nowhere, devastation crashes down around them. Only one thing is certain, their family will never be the same again.
Asking For It, Louise O’Neill
There’s every chance that you’ll finish this book in a day, it’s utterly addictive. Based in a fictional town in the west of Cork, the story revolves around self-centred Emma O’Donavan. It’s the beginning of the summer and 18-year-old Emma ends up too intoxicated at a party. The next morning when she awakens, she can’t remember a thing, but everyone else can. The book raises some intensely important questions about rape and it’s a must read for young women all over the globe.
About Sisterland, Martina Devlin
Set in the near future, About Sisterland is a searing and original novel which explores the devastating effects of extremism. Sisterland is a world where men and women live separate lives. Women lead a highly suffocating existence and men are subordinate and used for labour and breeding. When Constance finds herself alone with a man for the first time, she begins to see a much darker side to The Sisterland. It’s a unique book which will leave you with questions about the world in which we live.
After The Fire, Jane Casey
Was it Arson, accident or murder? This book will grab you from page one and if crime thrillers are your thing, it’s absolutely amazing. After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. After much investigation by detective Maeve Kerrigan and her team, it seems that everyone on the 11th floor had something to hide.
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