After the Silence Louise O’Neill

Thank you to Quercus books and River Run for my gifted copy of this one.

Published 3rd September 2020.

On the day of Henry and Keelin Kinsella’s wild party at their big house a violent storm engulfed the island of Inisrun, cutting it off from the mainland. When morning broke Nessa Crowley’s lifeless body lay in the garden, her last breath silenced by the music and the thunder.

The killer couldn’t have escaped Inisrun, but on-one was charged with the murder. The mystery that surrounded the death of Nessa remained hidden. But the islanders knew who to blame for the crime that changed them forever. 

Ten years later a documentary crew arrives, there to lift the lid off the Kinsella’s carefully constructed lives, determined to find evidence that will prove Henry’s guilt and Keelin’s complicity in the murder of beautiful Nessa.

In this bold, brilliant, disturbing new novel Louise O’Neill shows that deadly secrets are devastating to those who hold them close.

Wow!! This book is just suspense, tension and perfection all rolled up into one absolutely stunning package. I have devoured this book and have definitely been converted as a Louise O’Neill fan.

I have absolutely been gripped to this one, I haven’t wanted to put it down. I’ve even found myself thinking about this one when I haven’t been reading it.

I’m actually ashamed to admit that this is my first read by this author. However, more are immediately added to my wishlist. Plus this has been a FANTASTIC book to start with. I actually don’t know how any review written will do this one justice.

This is a book set in Ireland and is literally full of suspense and mystery. I have been completely captivated by this one and addicted to the story unfolding.

The characters are mainly likeable but Henry is just such a douchebag. I have no other words for him. I have strongly disliked him from quite early on. In my opinion, he is no better than Keelin’s previous husband.

This is completely unique to anything I’ve read previously and I have absolutely loved it. This is a book which is deserving of so many more than five stars and I’m so excited to read more by Louise O’Neill.

This is definitely a book I highly recommend.

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