A dark and suspenseful psychological thriller about the slippery nature of truth in post-conflict Ireland, and a redemptive story of a woman claiming back her own identity.
Róisín Burns has spent over twenty-five years living a lie.
Brian Lonergan, a rising politician, has used the time to reinvent himself.
But scandal is brewing around him, and Róisín knows the truth.
Lonergan stole her life as a young girl. And now she wants it back.
But he is still one step ahead …
“A nail-bitingly tense tale, with writing as sharp and pointed as arrows, where nobody is who they say they are ... she is definitely a writer to watch”
Claire Coughlan, Sunday Independent
“Siren by Annemarie Neary is a powerful study of guilt and redemption, and how the present can never outrun the past. A gripping thriller, told in deft and subtle prose, this is a masterful crime debut.”
Stuart Neville, author of The Twelve
“I loved Siren. Annemarie Neary's beautiful and crisp writing cuts to the bone, a rarity in psychological thrillers.”
Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days
“Siren is a brave and searing study of characters isolated and estranged from society for very different reasons. It is a beautifully written tale of how we can never escape our past no matter how much others might want us to do so. Gripping, riveting and full of suspense.”
Liz Nugent, author of Lying in Wait
“I was incredibly impressed with this debut, with its pitch perfect mix of extreme human emotions, combined with the resonance of history. Neary has achieved something really quite special. Highly recommended.”
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“Intelligent, thought provoking and beautifully written”
Keith Nixon, Crime Fiction Lover
“Fluent and fierce, the book’s integration of the politics of North and South with a gripping revenge plot makes it truly exciting and memorable”
Jude Cook, Review 31
“Siren is a great read – thrilling and frightening with something important to say about the damage done to people on both sides of the political divide during Northern Ireland's troubled past. I really loved this book and highly recommend it”
Sheila Bugler, Crimesquad.com