When the Time Comes

Head of Zeus Ltd
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Her husband says it's suicide. The police say it's murder.

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.

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About the author

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.

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Publisher
Head of Zeus Ltd
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Published on
Nov 21, 2019
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781786696809
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
Fiction / Thrillers / Domestic
Fiction / Thrillers / Legal
Fiction / Thrillers / Medical
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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What if everything in your life was a lie? An emotionally tense story of love, loyalty, betrayal and revenge. Perfect for the fans of Louise Jenson.

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.

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'Dark and deep secrets! A well constructed plot that is deeply disturbing! Great story!' Cathy Thompson, NetGalley.

The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)!

"A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review

"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down." —Glamour

"Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl." —In Touch Weekly

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.
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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

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“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

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