An addictive and unforgettable novel of a marriage in freefall from bestselling, Costa-Novel-Award winning author Maggie O'Farrell.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READER AWARDS.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SALTIRE SOCIETY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BGE IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR.
A top-ten bestseller, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Maggie O'Farrell crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage.
'A complex, riveting novel of love and hope that grips at the heart' The Sunday Times
A reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells is a woman whose first instinct, when a stranger approaches her home, is to reach for her shotgun. Why is she so fiercely protective of her family, and what made her walk out of her cinematic career when she had the whole world at her feet?
Her husband Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw twenty years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off-course, far away from the life he and Claudette have made together. Will their love for one another be enough to bring Daniel back home?
A symphony of stories and voices... absolutely gripping... A rare talent to enthral... It will leave you bereft and wanting more - Sunday Times
I haven't read a Maggie O'Farrell novel I didn't love and This Must Be The Place might be her finest work yet... A beautiful, ambitious triumph - Red Magazine
She has, throughout her career, shown a willingness to experiment with form that many commercially successful writers wouldn't dare to do, as well as a willingness to explore difficult subject matter... epic and intimate - Herald
Her best so far... epic but intimate too - Glamour
Fans will not be disappointed - The Times
Maggie O'Farrell is the author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestselling memoir I AM, I AM, I AM, and eight novels: AFTER YOU'D GONE, MY LOVER'S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award, and HAMNET. She lives in Edinburgh.