Books

An ordinary day. An ordinary bank. An ordinary street in an ordinary town. Nothing ever happens, until, one day, a shocking robbery turns life upside down for five people:

Cillian, a police detective, Martha, the woman he thought was the love of his life, Tobias, who came to Ireland after WWII and now lies in a coma, shot in the bank robbery, Roman, the young Polish teenager who is suspected of pulling the trigger and his mother Rosa, the cleaner, who dreamed of a better life for herself and her son.

 

 

Vinnie Boland is a single father who is struggling to raise his teenage daughter and his young son on his own, with insistent help from his elderly mother. Vinnie’s wife – his childhood sweetheart – left the family over a year ago. One day, Vinnie has a panic attack while driving Ellen Woods – one of his regular taxi fares – to her weekly physiotherapy session. Ellen reluctantly drives Vinnie to the hospital. It’s the first time she has driven a car since a horrific car accident over a year before. This simple act, getting behind the wheel again, releases something in Ellen. The panic attack – its causes and its consequences – forces Vinnie to stop and think about his life. The pair embark on a cautious friendship.

 

 

Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past. This is Kat’s story. None of it is true. Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana café, and the lifesaving class he does after school. He never thinks about his future, until the day it changes forever. This is Milo’s story. All of it is true…

 

 

Dara Flood is brilliant at certain things: her job in the local dog shelter; hiding her cigarettes from her mother and her sister Angel; and avoiding difficult decisions like deciding what to do with her life.Private investigator, Stanley Flinter, is also good at certain things: finding cats and stray husbands; and pretending that he’s happy for his brother who has just had a baby with with the only woman Stanley has ever loved. But Stanley is also good at knowing when…

 

 

 

Meet Scarlett O’Hara. In her life, everything goes according to plan. Until now . . . Now, Scarlett is back in her childhood home with her plan in tatters and a baby on the way, while John Smith – actuary, proper grown-up and Scarlett’s boyfriend – has left her to join an archaeological dig in a tiny village somewhere in Brazil. But that’s not the worst bit. The worst bit is she can’t be sure who the father of the baby is… even though she’s slept with exactly four-and-a-half men in her entire 35 years…

 

 

 

When Grace O Brien wakes up with more than just a hangover, she has reason to worry. She s in bed with Bernard O Malley, newest addition to IT. He s not going to be easy to explain to Shane, gorgeous boyfriend of nearly two years. Shane may be distracted with his high-flying city job but he was there when it mattered. Like that night in Spain, when tragedy struck and her brother Patrick died….