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That’s not my usual approach to life, I hasten to add, but it was nice, especially in the context of so many other distractions when it was hard to maintain long periods of concentration. Despite this they are old-fashioned and set in their ways and provide hilarious comic relief to the tragic events occurring in their daughter’s life. He then secured a prime time slot on Channel 4 with his chat shows So Graham Norton and V Graham Norton. To access you ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose.

Despite this Carol and Declan live happily (though unmarried, because he has never actually divorced his first wife) in the family home for a number of years until Declan begins to develop dementia. Two families living in a small-town in Ireland, with complicated ties, collide in the most interesting, over-the-top way.Known for his quick wit Graham began hosting a variety of talent shows on BBC One from Strictly Dance Fever and Andrew Lloyd Webber's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? A new relationship gets the local tongues wagging when Carol moves in with Declan a much older man and people wonder what the attraction is. Six years and three novels later, there’s again a gruesome discovery in a domestic basement and a litany of rumours and family upheavals in a quiet Irish town to unpick. Carol found love again later in life when she developed a relationship with Declan, owner of the local pharmacy.

It seems there are secrets in Declan's past, strange rumors that were never confronted, and suddenly the house they shared takes on a more sinister significance that affects them all. She loves Declan, and the double blow of losing him to his illness and losing her home as well, is devastating.Years pass and the children are grown and out of the house when Carol sees Declan begin to show signs of dementia. The fictional town of Ballytoor is small and nearly everyone went to the same school; the one where Carol teaches. Not to his young children, son Killan and daughter Sally, and not to the gossip mongers in the town in Ireland. While much of the exciting plot was imagined, the claustrophobic world of small-town Co Cork was faithfully rendered. Once you accept this is what it is, it’s a very enjoyable read, full of warmth and humour, and an excellent character in Moira.

The author shows a warmth for his characters that make it easy for a reader to like them and to connect to their lives.

Having read all of Graham Norton books and in my opinion getting better with each book I was really looking forward to this book.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel from HarperVia/Harper Collins via Edelweiss at my request, for my own reading enjoyment and the writing of this review. Declan’s children, Killian and Sally resent Carol and with Power of Attorney put his house up for sale, leaving Carol to move back in with her comfortably off parents, Moira and Dave.

I’ve read 3 books of Graham Norton and haven’t been disappointed yet; I am looking forward to number 4. In his gripping and darkly comic new novel Norton casts a light on the relationship between mothers and daughters, and truth and self-preservation with unnerving effect. As Declan falls ill, his equally untrusting and speculative children force Carol to leave and move in with her parents. However, it is absolutely a character study - if you're after a fast-paced, action-packed story then this won't be for you.

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