Release date - 3rd May 2018
Book length - 400 pages
Publisher - Hachette Ireland
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I want to thank Susie from Plunkett PR & www.hachettebooksireland.ie for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
January 1982: In the village of Kilmitten, the Crossan family are holding their annual party during the biggest snowstorm Ireland has seen in decades. By the end of the night, the parish priest, Father Leo Galvin, is dead.
The lives of four teenagers - Tom, Conor, Tess and Nina - who had been drinking beer and smoking in a shed at the back of the house, will never be the same. But one of them carries a secret from that night that he has never shared.
The friends go on to lead very different, separate lives - some quiet, others in the media spotlight - but the four remain connected by what happened during the time of the big snow.
As the thirty-fifth anniversary of Father Galvin's murder approaches, Conor, now a senior police officer, becomes obsessed with the crime his father failed to solve. He believes that Tom can help identify Father Galvin's killer. But does Tom wish to break his silence?
His dilemma draws the four friends back together, forcing them to question their lives and to confront their differences. But only Tom can decide whether Kilmitten's secret will finally be revealed.
THE NIGHT OF THE PARTY by Rachael English is a story that pulls you in, makes you feel like you are part of the story, and then shocks you to the core with secrets that you cannot imagine.
Four friends growing up in a tiny village in 1980s Ireland have to make their own fun so on the annual big party night in their community, they gather in a shed with a stolen beer and some smokes. But what happens that night will forever change them and bind them together in ways that they can never truly imagine.
As the story moves from their lives as children to their lives as adults you cannot help but notice that they have grown and changed in so many ways but that lingering question about who really killed the parish priest all those years ago never really goes away and for one of them, holding his silence has certainly had its toll. But after all these years can the truth ever really surface and can damaged friendships ever truly mend?
Gripping, dynamic, fresh, and with characters that you can really relate to, THE NIGHT OF THE PARTY by Rachael English is an astounding novel that hits on so many important changes in Irish society across the decades as well as in the characters lives themselves.
There is drama, secrets, lies, love, and above all friendship that creates such an engaging narrative that will leave you feeling like you know these characters in real life. Hard topics are confronted alongside those of family and the mistakes of life, and I could not put this book down.
THE NIGHT OF THE PARTY by Rachael English is a masterpiece of Irish fiction and I cannot wait for Rachael's next book as she never disappoints.
Rachael English is the authour of four novels.
She lives in Dublin, but was born in England and grew up in County Clare.
Her first novel, GOING BACK, was shortlisted for the most-promising newcomer award at the 2013 Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards.
Her third novel, THE AMERICAN GIRL, reached number one on the Irish paperback best sellers list.
Like many many writers, Rachael also has a day job. She's a presenter on Ireland's most popular radio programme, Morning Ireland.
For more information:
Twitter - twitter.com/EnglishRachael
Facebook - www.facebook.com/rachaelenglishwriter
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