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Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan

Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan

In 1973 Moll Gladney goes missing from the Tipperary hillside where she was born. Slowly her parents, Paddy and Kit, begin to accept that she’s gone forever. But she returns, changed, and with a few surprises for her family and neighbours.
Like all Donal Ryan’s novels, the writing is lyrical, beautiful and perfectly captures the sense of time and place in rural Ireland. No one manages to purvey the sense of loneliness and despair quite as wonderfully as he does. I…

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The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

Nesbo is best known for his Norwegian noir Harry Hole series. This stand-alone novel is about the complicated relationship between two brothers, Roy and Carl Opgard. Nesbo likes to explore the psychological conflict in his characters’ minds and he has plenty to navigate with these two. Raised in a small village in the Norwegian mountains on the farm their father called ‘The Kingdom’, they rely on each other. Told from the point-of-view of the loner Roy, the action truly begins…

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