Liam Buckley was a married man with two teenage children when he moved out of the family home to start a new life with his lover. His wife Jennifer never forgave him, but now she needs him to come back: she's been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and the kids can't cope alone.
One day after Liam moves home, Jennifer is found dead. Liam thinks it's suicide. But the police, led by DS Louise Kennedy, are convinced it's murder.
Liam hires a retired detective to help prove his innocence, but it's no easy task. The children are distraught, and Jennifer's best friend, Sarah, is waging a campaign against Liam, determined to expose him for a liar and a cheat.
As secrets surface from the complex web of Buckley family life, DS Kennedy must decide. Did Jennifer Buckley end her own life, or did Liam take it from her? The answer, when it comes, will shock them all...
Reviews for Adele O'Neill:
'Adele O'Neill explores the complexities of familial love and loss, loyalty and betrayal in a remarkable debut novel' Irish Sunday Independent.
'Incredibly moving, beautifully written, this dramatic tale of dark family secrets is impossible to put down. I loved it' Carmel Harrington.
'A riveting first novel' Belfast Telegraph.
'An easy-to-read yet complex storyline ... I recommend this book to any reader who enjoys family stories with a good strong plot' Helen Line, NetGalley.
'Excellent book ... I would recommend' Stephanie Collins, NetGalley.
'Brilliant debut novel. Great for Martina Cole fans. Will be looking for more in the future from this up-and-coming author' Gill Kenny, NetGalley.
'This book will tear at your heart strings, and you feel every emotion right along with Rose and Tim. A must-read for any fan of suspense, murder, and even romance and heartbreak' Nicole Scarpati, NetGalley.
Adele is a writer from Co. Wicklow who lives with her husband Alan and her two teenage daughters. Influenced by writers across all genres she has a particular fondness for fiction that is relatable and realistic. Her debut novel was awarded The Annie McHale Debut Novel Award for 2017 and is a character driven story of survival, dark family secrets and sibling loyalty, just like life. Her second novel Behind a Closed Door is another emotionally harrowing tale of impossible choices, loyalty and friendship. Adele writes overlooking the Irish Sea, which she credits for the tumultuous dynamics in the relationships and lives of her unsuspecting characters in her third novel, When the Time Comes, another dark tale that tests the lengths we go to protect the ones we love.
When Cassandra Warren, the wife of one of the wealthiest business tycoons in Kentucky, is brutally murdered at her lake home, criminal attorney Hunter Cameron’s own nightmare is just beginning. Cassandra’s death is the precise echo of a murder that occurred over forty years before—a case that nearly destroyed Hunter’s own attorney father. Only this time, it is Hunter’s best friend Kirk who is the prime suspect in the vicious slaying.
Caught up in a tangled web of small town intrigue and politics, Hunter fights to prove his friend’s innocence. What no one knows is that Hunter is hiding a deadly secret of his own and that catching the real killer and saving Kirk’s life may very well cost him his own…
“HONOR THY FATHER has it all! It's an edge-of-your-seat suspense novel, a touching coming of age story, and a gripping legal thriller with a climax you'll remember long after you turn the last page. It truly is a haunting thrill ride of a novel!"—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author
Nobody in Barbara Marsden’s family knows about her past, least of all her daughter Helen. But someone wants the truth to come out.
When Helen discovers a sinister note at Barbara’s house, she can’t understand who would want to threaten her mother. She’s determined to find out who sent it, but soon realises her search might hurt her own family and put Barbara at risk...
What really happened all those years ago? And who is going to end up paying the price?
A gripping family drama of love and betrayal, perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Kerry Fisher and Adele Parks.
Readers love Joanne Sefton:
‘There’s more twists and turns in this story than a country road. What a read.’ Amazon Reviewer
‘This is one of those books you don’t want to end but can’t wait to find out what happens next!’ Amazon Reviewer
‘Well-paced thriller that quickly draws you in and keeps you guessing.’ Amazon Reviewer
‘Tense, warm, funny and insightful and never a lull.’ Amazon Reviewer
‘Definitely a 5 out of 5.’ Amazon Reviewer
‘Absorbing, shocking and thought-provoking. I enjoyed every minute.’ Amazon Reviewer
DUBLIN - For the past two years Jill Ryan has tried to keep her darkest secrets deeply buried and remain relatively anonymous. Haunted by her tragic past and struggling to keep her life together, Jill soon realises that the last person she can trust is herself.
KILKENNY - Only Heather Martin knows the lengths her husband will go to teach her a lesson and Heather has had enough. Faced with the impossible choice of saving herself or staying to care for her ailing father, Heather has a choice to make. But does she have what it takes to survive?
When Detectives Louise Kennedy in Dublin and Tony Kelly in Kilkenny begin to investigate, their dark discoveries collide unravelling a complex web of secrets that stretch far and wide.
What readers are saying:
'O'Neill is back with an equally gripping sequel ... A remarkable ability to get under the skin of characters ... Page-turning prose' Sunday Independent Dublin.
'Behind a Closed Door blew my socks off and is a very cleverly written and addictive read' Ginger Book Geek.
'I thoroughly enjoyed reading this compelling book. Definitely recommend!' Dash Fan Book Reviews.
'I found it haunting, atmospheric, daunting, thrilling and gripping. It's one of those reads that will grip you and spit you out' Read Along with Sue.
'Dark and deep secrets! A well constructed plot that is deeply disturbing! Great story!' Cathy Thompson, NetGalley.
A gripping, highly emotive story of love, survival, dark family secrets and sibling loyalty. Perfect for the fans of Kathryn Hughes and Dorothy Koomson.
'Incredibly moving, beautifully written, this dramatic tale of dark family secrets is impossible to put down. I loved it' CARMEL HARRINGTON.
'Adele O'Neill explores the complexities of familial love and loss, loyalty and betrayal in a remarkable debut novel' MARGARET CARRAGHER, Irish Sunday Independent.
WINNER of the Annie McHale Debut Novel Award 2018.
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Read between the lies.
A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018
Praise for The Wife Between Us:
"Fiendishly clever...in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." —Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire
“A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman
"The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it." –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew
"A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!" –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada
“This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault
“Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship, and obsession.” —Javier Ramirez, The Book Table