When Mahony returns to Mulderrig, a speck of a place on Ireland’s west coast, he brings only a photograph of his long-lost mother and a determination to do battle with the village’s lies.
His arrival causes cheeks to flush and arms to fold in disapproval. No one in the village - living or dead - will tell what happened to the teenage mother who abandoned him as a baby, despite Mahony's certainty that more than one of them has answers.
Between Mulderrig’s sly priest, its pitiless nurse and the caustic elderly actress throwing herself into her final village play, this beautiful and darkly comic debut novel creates an unforgettable world of mystery, bloody violence and buried secrets.
Jess Kidd has a PhD in Creative Writing from St. Mary’s University. She grew up as a part of a large family from Mayo and now lives in London with her daughter. Himself is her first novel. She is currently at work on a second novel and a collection of short stories.
This story about who done what was great. It will keep you on your toes and you won't be able to help yourself from feeling for the MC. The author did a wonderful job creating a living, breathing world for us to fall in love with. The characters were great and felt very real. They were flawed, funny, and so very likable. You won't be able to put this one down. It was a great story with magical realism with some read romance and side plots.
Full of twists and turns this one was awesome!
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