As children, Emmett and Daisy were inseparable.
Until Daisy announced that she'd seen her mum kissing Emmett's dad.
They haven't seen each other since, but Emmett often thinks about her -- where she is, what she's doing, and if she ever thinks about him.
Now almost thirty, Emmett has just begun a fresh chapter in London so he can spend weekends with his seven-year-old daughter, whose existence he only recently discovered. Things are off to a bumpy start -- he's not quite sure he's the father Misty expected -- but they're finding their way.
And then, one day, in a dusty local bookshop, he sees her -- Daisy -- and the spark that never died brightens. But it's not long before the situation becomes very complex indeed and Emmett is torn between telling the truth and risking a blossoming new relationship -- or two...
The Weekend Dad is a heartwarming story of friendship, parenthood, love and what it is to be good enough.
Beautifully told - Sunday Independent on All That I Leave Behind
A powerful story ... Walsh shows an innate understanding of people's lives, and the emotional truths that underpin them - Kathleen MacMahon on All That I Leave Behind
A brave and thought-provoking novel - Irish Independent on The House on Seaview Road