Clare Dowling's latest novel is warm, hilarious and utterly unputdownable. A fabulous novel full of wit and wisdom.
Clara's been away for too long. So, after ten great years in London, and with boyfriend Matthew in tow, she arrives home in small-town Castlemoy. The family welcomes her with open arms: her diet-shy mother, her closet-living sister and her actor brother who scratches a living doing voiceover ads for chicken. Not everyone is delighted to see her, though. Jason, her long-ago ex, seems to have old scores to settle. Soon Clara finds herself being watched, followed and manipulated from afar. How can she make him stop? And as Clara's dreams of happily-ever-after begin to shatter, will she be able to wrestle her life back?
Clare Dowling was born in Kilkenny in 1968. She trained as an actress and has worked in theatre, film and radio. She has had drama and children's fiction published and is currently a scriptwriter on Ireland's top soap, FAIR CITY. She lives in Dublin and is married with a son. She is expecting her second baby in October.
FAST FORWARD, published by Poolbeg Press; and a children's book, CLASS ACTS: MONOLOGUES FOR TEENAGERS, published by New Island