Tell Me What I Am: 'Beautiful, haunting.' LOUISE KENNEDY
'Beautiful, haunting.' LOUISE KENNEDY
'Vividly real . . . There's love here as well as pain.' MARIAN KEYES
'A sure-footed and emotionally complex novel . . . absorbing.' IRISH TIMES
'I loved it.' LIZ NUGENT
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
Two women, wrenched apart by a terrible crime, must find a way back to each other
When Deena Garvey disappears in 2004, she leaves behind a daughter and a sister.
Deena's daughter grows up in the country. She learns how to hunt, when to seed the garden, how to avoid making her father angry. Never to ask about her absent mother.
Deena's sister stays stuck in the city, getting desperate. She knows the man responsible for her sister's disappearance, but she can't prove it. Not yet.
Over fourteen years, four hundred miles apart, these two women slowly begin to unearth the secrets and lies at the heart of their family, and the history of power and control that has shaped them both in such different ways.
But can they reach each other in time? And will the truth finally answer the question of their lives:
What really happened to Deena Garvey?
'Haunting and deeply moving.' OBSERVER
'Propulsive and richly atmospheric.' IRISH INDEPENDENT
'An engrossing, deftly-told story with an aching secret at its heart, this is a profoundly moving novel of family and women standing strong together.' LISA BALLANTYNE
'Sharp, poignant, thrilling and moving.' CHRIS WHITAKER
'Compelling . . . Mannion writes with a lyrical economy that stands out, and always shows a deep empathy for her well-drawn characters.' IRISH EXAMINER
'A wrenching portrait of the umbilical bond between mother and child and, more powerfully still, an icily persuasive account of the subtle dark arts of male coercion and abuse.' DAILY MAIL
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
'A brilliantly told story, engrossing, with love, pain, heartbreak and darkness. The characterisation was excellent and the plot was moving and gently woven.' 5* reader review
'I raced through... Well-written, incredibly tense and chilling in parts.' 5* reader review
'A book to savour and appreciate as well as enjoy.' 5* reader review
'This is such a powerful story of love and family. It kept me awake desperate to find out what had happened to affect them all so badly.' 5* reader review
'This is a beautifully written novel with powerfully drawn characters.' 5* reader review
'Had me hooked... Loved it.' 5* reader review
'Wow what a book!' 5* reader review
**Una Mannion's first novel, A Crooked Tree, is available now**
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