Even with summer finally coming around the corner, it’s still hard to say no to gripping, wintry thrillers – especially when they’re as terrific as Siobhan MacDonald’s The Bride Collector. Atmospheric and gripping, this book takes the readers straight into the storm-hit tourist town of Kylebeggan in County Kerry, and immerses them in page-turning serial killer thriller. With slick twists and brilliant characters, MacDonald has written a perfectly unsettling book – and just the book to give you the chills even in the summer heat.
'Vivid characters, great storytelling and a spine-tingling twist.' Jo Spain
'Dark, tense and richly atmospheric, the past is never far away in this twisty thriller where nothing is quite as it seems.' Sam Blake
'A very exciting read' Patricia Gibney
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
Winter brings more than fierce Atlantic storms to the tourist town of Kylebeggan, County Kerry. On a cold January night a woman is found murdered and laid out in her wedding dress. The town is shocked, but there's more to come. February brings a second murder. And when taxi driver Ellie Gillespie collects a bride-to-be from a hen party - and later discovers the woman has been killed in a similar way to the other women - Ellie decides to get involved.
The gardaí, mayor, and tourist board are desperate to minimise the negative publicity. But with the Special Crime Squad drafted in from Dublin and international media in town, it's becoming harder and harder to manage the story.
Ellie has her suspicions about a possible killer. She shares her thoughts with local journalist Cormac Scully, prompting him to dig into past secrets of the town. Can Ellie and Cormac 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
'The Bride Collector takes you on an irresistible rollercoaster ride which is utterly gripping and unputdownable from the very first page.' Louise Phillips, winner of Best Irish Crime Novel
'Murky goings-on in an Irish tourist town and a final twist I didn't see coming, make The Bride Collector the ideal staycation read.' Catherine Kirwan, author of Darkest Truth
'Siobhan MacDonald has once again succeeded in haunting my dreams. Her tale has more twists than a corkscrew, characters you will not want to share a dark alley with, and perfectly flawed amateur sleuths. A satisfyingly scary read.' Roisin Meaney