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Catherine Doyle - Author

About the Author

Catherine Doyle was born in Ireland in 1990. Her debut YA novel, Vendetta, is inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and classic Mafia culture. It takes place in modern-day Chicago, where Catherine’s mother grew up.

 

A Q+A with Catherine
Describe Vendetta in ten seconds for someone who’s not in the loop yet.

Vendetta is about Sophie, a 16-year-old girl in Chicago, whose life changes dramatically when five brothers move into her neighbourhood. Irresistibly drawn to Nic, Sophie falls into a world governed by criminal dynasties, where she soon discovers the dark secrets in her own family. It’s a story about love and family, revenge and passion, and some very dangerous lies.

Vendetta is set against the murky morality of the criminal underworld. What inspired this dark backdrop?

I’ve always loved crime movies, like Goodfellas and The Godfather, and the idea that within these dark underworlds there is danger and intrigue but also love, loyalty and honour. My mother grew up in Chicago, a place I’m very fond of, and given its historical connection with some notable mafia figures it seemed like a good setting for this novel.

Which of the five brothers is your favourite to write?

I have the most fun writing Luca because he is the most self-aware. He says what he thinks and isn’t bothered by other people’s reactions. This means he can be a little snarky, and can get away with saying stuff that the others can’t.

Featured books by Catherine Doyle

Other books by Catherine Doyle

The Storm Keeper's Island

The Storm Keeper's Island

Author: Catherine Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2018

'Magical in every way' EOIN COLFER 'Funny, dark and blazingly beautiful' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE 'So magical and wild that it's like being swept away by the sea' KATHERINE RUNDELL When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet ... Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for Fionn's grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise. But, deep underground, someone has been waiting for Fionn. As the battle to become the island's next champion rages, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling an ancient war.

The Storm Keeper's Island

The Storm Keeper's Island

Author: Catherine Doyle Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 01/07/2018

Mafiosa

Mafiosa

Author: Catherine Doyle Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

A blood war rages on the streets of Chicago. Protected by an infamous Mafia family, Sophie is living a dangerous lie, pretending to lead a normal life. But the deceit can't last for ever. Her heart belongs to a killer and Sophie's the prime target of a rival clan. She's determined to seek revenge on her mother's murderers, but can she pay the price - can she be a Mafiosa?

Inferno

Inferno

Author: Catherine Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Sophie's life has been turned upside-down, and she's determined to set things right. But Nic, the Falcone brother who represents everything she's trying to forget, won't give up on their love - and it's Luca's knife she clutches for comfort. Soon another mafia clan spoils the fragile peace - and with her heart drawn in one direction and her blood in another, Sophie's in deeper than ever ... Romeo and Juliet meets The Godfather in the second instalment in Catherine Doyle's Blood for Blood series.

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