- Expected 29 Jul 2021
'Vivid characters, great storytelling and a spine-tingling twist.' Jo Spain
Something old, something new
Winter brings more than fierce Atlantic storms to the thriving tourist town of Kylebeggan in County Kerry. On a cold January night, a woman is murdered and laid out in her wedding dress on her bed. And then another woman is discovered murdered in her flat, laid out in the same way. Weeks later, taxi driver Ellie Gillespie collects a bride-to-be on her hen night and drops her home. Ellie is horrified when this woman too is later discovered dead in her gown.
The gardaí, mayor, and tourist board are desperate to end the negative publicity of a town that relies on the holiday trade; they cannot afford to have a rumour spread that a serial killer is at large.
Ellie also has her own suspicions about the killer. She is persuaded to share her thoughts with investigative journalist Cormac Scully; digging into past secrets of the town, can they figure out who it is before the Bride Collector strikes again?
Praise for Siobhan MacDonald:
'Page turner guilty of a gripping story. You could choke on the delicious venality & hypocrisy. Just one of the creepy thrills in this page turner.' Irish Examiner
'This is a terrifically dark, twisty thriller, skilfully plotted and stylishly written.' Irish Times
'GUILTY is a classy and cleverly plotted psychological thriller that grips from page one, packed with well-drawn characters and delivering an absolute zinger of a twist in the tale in the final pages.' Sunday Independent
'GUILTY is a twisty tale of ruthless ambition, family dysfunction and cold-blooded vengeance.' RTE Guide
'A full tapestry of secrets and lies. A perfect mix for a thrilling read.' Patricia Gibney
'An unsettling, suspenseful tale of heartbreak and revenge. I flew through it.' Andrea Carter