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It’s so good to be able to use that old adage ‘Good things come to those who wait’ as I first came across Siobhan MacDonald’s writing five or so years ago. She had written a thriller set in Ireland and New York, and I loved it, but at the time circumstances dictated that I couldn’t acquire it for Constable and so it went elsewhere.  But I never forgot . . .

And so a year ago, Siobhan and her latest, Guilty, came my way – and this time I was in a position to snap it up as I remembered her and how much I enjoyed her psychological thrillers. And again, Guilty does not disappoint. Set solely in Ireland this time, this suspenseful tale centres around heart surgeon Luke Forde and how over the course of a weekend his life spirals into chaos. It begins with the word Guilty painted on his boathouse, followed by a chilling notice in the local newspaper announcing a death. When this is followed by the delivery of a small, coffin-shaped package, Luke is terrified.  Someone knows his secret. And now, someone is out to get him.

It’s wonderfully creepy and compelling so go on – and spoil yourself at the weekend. Nothing to feel guilty about!

Krystyna Green