Four very different women, one awfully charming man and a dark secret that binds them all . . .
Marian Keyes' This Charming Man follows women who have been caught in a web of modern love.
'Everybody remembers where they were the day they heard that Paddy de Courcy was getting married'
Slick, handsome politician Paddy de Courcy is on the up. His party is set to do well in the elections and he's just announced his engagement to the beautiful Alicia. Which is news to his girlfriend, Lola, who, within hours, finds herself dumped and warned not to talk to the press.
Yet journalist Grace is on the prowl. She has been after Paddy ever since he ruined her sister Marnie's life way back in college. Grace is looking for the inside story and thinks Lola holds the key.
But do any of them know the real Paddy?
'So funny, so perceptive, so real. I changed my life for this book' Mail on Sunday
'The laughs come fast and furious . . . a gripping, compelling tale' Sunday Independent
'The queen of page-turners . . . brimming with her trademark down-to-earth wit' Cosmopolitan
'Gripping from the start . . . the master at her best' Daily Telegraph
In her densest, most ambitious work yet, chick lit specialist Keyes (Sushi for Beginners) pushes into dark territory, exploring alcoholism, depression and domestic violence with authenticity and even offbeat humor. When Paddy de Courcy, Ireland's most eligible politician, announces his engagement, the news breaks hearts all over Dublin. Lola Daly, a celebrity stylist who has been dating him for the past 16 months, is the most heartbroken of all and retreats to County Clare. Meanwhile, Dublin reporter Grace Gildee remembers Paddy from their college years, when he had a chaotic, codependent relationship with her twin sister, Marnie. Grace digs a little, and as the true extent of Paddy's capacity for evil is revealed, Grace moves to stop him and to finally teach him a lesson. To do so, she must make fragile Marnie revisit the most painful years of her life and engineer Lola's return to Dublin. Dry wit and distinctive narrative voices add levity and balance to a sad set of life circumstances. Pages will fly like wafting hankies toward the stunning, breathless conclusion.