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Scenes of a Graphic Nature: 'A perfect page-turner . . . I loved it' - Dolly Alderton

Caroline O'Donoghue

9 Reviews

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Ireland, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Family & relationships

A darkly comic and searingly honest novel about going back to your roots by the bestselling author of The Rachel Incident

THE RACHEL INCIDENT - Caroline O'Donoghue's bestselling new novel* - is out now


Charlie's life isn't going forward - so she's decided to go back



After a tough few years floundering around the British film industry and experimenting with amateur pornography, Charlie and her best friend Laura take a trip to her familial home on an island off the west coast of Ireland. Her father's health is rapidly declining and this could be the last chance to connect with her roots. But events on the island cause Charlie to doubt her father's childhood stories - and then there's her complicated relationship with Laura. Pursuing the truth will shatter everything she thought knew - but is that what it takes to grow up?

'A gorgeous exploration of the messy and fragile nature of friendship and all the many forms of love' IRISH TIMES

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A darkly humorous, keenly observed blend of millennial drift and murder mystery from a razor-sharp writer' RED

'Witty, tender and insightful' GUARDIAN

'A perfect page-turner. I loved it' DOLLY ALDERTON

'Wonderful. Had me gripped' MARIAN KEYES

*The Rachel Incident was a #2 bestseller in Ireland in June 2023

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Praise for Scenes of a Graphic Nature: 'A perfect page-turner . . . I loved it' - Dolly Alderton

  • So dark and funny, bleak yet full of heart, touching on friendship and love and belonging ... you're in for a treat

  • - Ayisha Malik

  • Scenes of a Graphic Nature has all the components of a perfect page-turner: beautiful prose, truthful characters, hilarious dialogue and an addictive plot. I loved it - Dolly Alderton

  • Wonderful!!! Scenes of a Graphic Nature had me GRIPPED. About friendship and failure, Ireland and England, love and guilt, cover-ups and brutal honesty. It's really, really, really, REALLY good - Marian Keyes

  • Highly enjoyable: full of momentum and heart. O'Donoghue is a formidable talent - Sunday Business Post

  • A darkly humorous, keenly observed blend of millennial drift and murder mystery from a razor-sharp writer - Red

  • Witty, tender and insightful . . . O'Donoghue is a perceptive, clever writer - Guardian

  • A gorgeous exploration of the messy and fragile nature of friendship and all the many forms of love, as well as of the primal need we all have to belong - Irish Times

  • A darkly humorous, keenly observed blend of millennial drift and murder mystery from a razor-sharp writer - Red

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Caroline O'Donoghue

Caroline O'Donoghue is a New York Times best-selling author and the host of the award-winning podcast Sentimental Garbage. She has written two previous novels for adults, Promising Young Women and Scenes of a Graphic Nature. She has also written the best-selling supernatural series for teenagers, All Our Hidden Gifts. She was born in Ireland and currently lives in London.

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