If you’ve ever had sleepless nights over school admissions, had to deal with playground politics…or guffawed at TV shows Motherland or Catastrophe, then stop right now. This book is for you!
It’s Big Little Lies without the glamour but all of the tantrums (and we don’t mean the kids!) centred around Glass Lake Primary School, a small town community in Ireland. The book opens with a mysterious body in the river and the plot heats up from there.
The character driven plot is led by Bev Franklin, the queen bee of the hive. Every school has one. She’s the pushy mum of Amelia and director of the school's musical. She will do whatever it takes for success and woe betide anyone who gets in her way. When a scandal involving her own daughter threatens to derail the annual school musical’s appearance on telly, Bev takes it to another level.
It’s a sharp, funny and oh so relatable tale. Despite the darker moments, I howled through as I remembered similar scenarios through my years of experiencing competitive parenting at the school gates.
Secrets, double standards, scandal, one upmanship, tragedy, skeletons in the closet. And a murder to solve. It’s deliciously entertaining. And I loved it!
Their school is about to be taught a lesson…
Beverley Franklin will do whatever it takes to protect her local school’s reputation.
So when a scandal involving her own daughter threatens to derail the annual school musical’s appearance on national television, Beverley goes into overdrive.
But in her efforts to protect her daughter and keep the musical on track, she misses what’s really going, both in her own house and in the insular Glass Lake community – with dramatic consequences.
Glass Lake primary school’s reputation is about to be shattered…
|Publication date:||3rd February 2022|
|Publisher:||Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books|
|Primary Genre||Family Drama|
Closing date: 10/07/2022
The queen of the character-driven plot returns with a slow-burn Irish mystery that brings twist after delicious twist. I love this book. - Jo Spain
Sharp, funny and brilliantly observed - I absolutely loved it! - Andrea Mara
This novel knocked me for six ... carefully and beautifully written ... I couldn't have liked it more. - Daily Mail on Three Little Truths
Funny... relatable, contemporary and exceptionally witty - Irish Times on Three Little Truths
Funny, endearing, mysterious and outrageous, this book is wildly entertaining and hugely enjoyable. -- Liz Nugent on Three Little Truths Liane Moriarty meets Maeve Binchy meets Marian Keyes -- Jo Spain on Three Little Truths -
Eithne Shortall studied journalism at Dublin City University and has lived in London, France and America. Now based in Dublin, she is chief arts writer for the Sunday Times Ireland. She enjoys sea swimming, cycling and eating scones.More About Eithne Shortall