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  • Published: 15 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780099592594
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

The Orphans


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A brilliantly suspenseful new novel from Annemarie Neary, author of Siren.

'Artful and beautifully ambiguous' Irish Independent

'Captivating and entertaining' RTE

Eight-year-old Jess and her little brother were playing at the water's edge when their parents vanished.

For hours the children held hands and waited for them to return. But nobody ever came back.

Years later, Jess has become a locker of doors. Now a lawyer and a mother, she is determined to protect the life she has built around her. But her brother Ro has grown unpredictable, elusive and obsessive.

When new evidence suggests that their mother might be alive, Ro reappears, convinced that his sister knows more than she claims.

And then bad things start to happen.

  • Pub date: 15 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780099592594
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Annemarie Neary

Annemarie Neary was born in Northern Ireland and educated at Trinity College Dublin, King's Inns and the Courtauld Institute. She lives in London. Annemarie's short fiction has won awards in the UK, US and Ireland.

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Praise for The Orphans

“Artful and beautifully ambiguous . . . the writing is excellent”

Irish Independent

“Neary artfully weaves the suspense, drawing us in . . . [with] pacy writing and an intriguing plot. The characters are vivid, the story rife with happenings. A captivating and entertaining summer read.”

RTE

“An atmospheric thriller.”

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