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Publisher's Summary

From the author of Shadowplay, shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, The Costa Novel Prize and Novel of the Year winner at the An Post Irish Book Awards.

Inishowen is a story of love found late, of hidden connections and a journey that changes three lives forever. There's Inspector Martin Aitken, whose life is a mess. Divorced, his career's in chaos. There are terrible things growing inside his house, and the last thing he needs is a collapsed woman in the street on Christmas Eve. There's Ellen Donelly, a woman on a mission, coming to Ireland to find her mother and escape her husband. Milton Amery is her husband, an unfaithful New York plastic surgeon. All three of their roads lead to Inishowen - a mysterious place that holds secrets that can unlock the heart.

©2001 Joseph O'Connor (P)2021 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A vast page-turner, full of compassion, laughter and zest for the human condition, as well as a rattling good story." (Irish Times)

"Ireland’s greatest storyteller." (The Sunday Independent)

"This is a tremendous book...affecting, intelligent, ironic, humane and utterly convincing. It is also extremely funny.” (Spectator)

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  • 10-04-21

Good story ruined by narration

I really enjoyed the start of the novel but once the second narrator began the atmosphere and engagement in the story was gone for me. The female narrator could not do the Irish accent and frankly ruined the whole experience. I recommend reading this book rather than this listening experience. Disappointing

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  • Sallyanne Matthews
  • 08-28-21

not his best

I usually love O Connors work , but not this one. The American narrator does the worst Irish accent I've ever heard ! would have been better if she didn't try .

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  • 05-19-22

Rubbish plot and very poor narration.

The plot is really bad. Cliche, stereo typical characters. Narration was even worse than the plot. Ridiculous accents and they couldn't even be bothered to learn to pronounce Irish place names correctly. Passed some time for me whilst driving, but I will not be going back for any more by this suthor or any of the narrators.

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  • Damien ferry
  • 10-03-21

Absolutely shit

14 hours of dribble,bad accents and a total misconception of a nation. I should be paid.