The gripping new psychological suspense from top #10 bestselling author Siobhan MacDonald, The Bride Collector is Happy Valley meets Big Little Lies, with a side order of The Fall.
'Vivid characters, great storytelling and a spine-tingling twist.' Jo Spain
Something old, something new
'Dark, tense and richly atmospheric, the past is never far away in this twisty thriller where nothing is quite as it seems.' Sam Blake
Winter brings more than fierce Atlantic storms to the thriving tourist town of Kylebeggan in County Kerry. On a cold January night, a woman is murdered and laid out in her wedding dress on her bed. And then another woman is discovered murdered in her flat, laid out in the same way. Weeks later, taxi driver Ellie Gillespie collects a bride-to-be on her hen night and drops her home. Ellie is horrified when this woman too is later discovered dead in her gown.
The gardai, mayor, and tourist board are desperate to end the negative publicity of a town that relies on the holiday trade; they cannot afford to have a rumour spread that a serial killer is at large.
Ellie also has her own suspicions about the killer. She is persuaded to share her thoughts with investigative journalist Cormac Scully; digging into past secrets of the town, can they figure out who it is before the Bride Collector strikes again?
Praise for Siobhan MacDonald:
'Page turner guilty of a gripping story. You could choke on the delicious venality & hypocrisy. Just one of the creepy thrills in this page turner.' Irish Examiner
'This is a terrifically dark, twisty thriller, skilfully plotted and stylishly written.' Irish Times
'GUILTY is a classy and cleverly plotted psychological thriller that grips from page one, packed with well-drawn characters and delivering an absolute zinger of a twist in the tale in the final pages.' Sunday Independent
'GUILTY is a twisty tale of ruthless ambition, family dysfunction and cold-blooded vengeance.' RTE Guide
'A full tapestry of secrets and lies. A perfect mix for a thrilling read.' Patricia Gibney
'An unsettling, suspenseful tale of heartbreak and revenge. I flew through it.' Andrea Carter
Siobhan MacDonald was born in Cork in the Republic of Ireland. She studied engineering at University College Galway and pursued a successful career writing for the technology sector in Scotland for ten years, then in France before returning to Ireland.
Growing up in a large Irish family, there was a premium attached to being able to tell a good story. Siobhan's mother taught speech and drama and was a proficient storyteller herself, a talent she encouraged in all her children.
After many years writing short stories and articles, Siobhan published her first novel Twister River in 2016. Siobhan followed this up with her second novel, The Blue Pool. Twisted River won an Earphone AudioFile award in 2016 and The Blue Pool has been a top #10 bestseller in the Australian Kindle chart. Guilty is her first novel for Constable, Little, Brown.
Siobhan lives in Limerick, Ireland with her husband and two sons.