“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Publication: SIREN by Annemarie Neary

Annemarie Neary is best known as an award-winning short story writer, but her second novel, SIREN (Hutchinson), is a psychological thriller. To wit:
HE STOLE HER LIFE. AND NOW SHE WANTS IT BACK.
  Róisín Burns has spent the past twenty years becoming someone else; her life in New York is built on lies.
  A figure from her Belfast childhood flashes up on the news: Brian Lonergan has also reinvented himself. He is now a rising politician in a sharp suit. But scandal is brewing in Ireland and Róisín knows the truth.
  Armed with the evidence that could ruin Lonergan, she travels back across the Atlantic to the remote Lamb Island to hunt him down.
  But Lonergan is one step ahead; when Róisín arrives on the island, someone else is waiting for her …
SIREN was published on March 24th. For more, clickety-click here

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