Bad Day in Blackrock

by Kevin Power

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LoveReading Expert Review of Bad Day in Blackrock


July 2010 Debut of the Month.


This is not a who-dunit but a why and how.  It concerns the death of a teenager outside a Dublin night club.  What makes this special is the dissection of all involved for this is no gangland or deprived youth crime but one perpetrated by privileged private school boys.  Probing the affected families and their society is masterfully done.  An impressive first novel.

Comparison: Neil Cross, Jo-Anne Goodwin, Chris Cleave.

Sarah Broadhurst

Bad Day in Blackrock Synopsis

On a late August night a young man is kicked to death outside a Dublin nightclub and celebration turns to devastation. The reverberations of that event, its genesis and aftermath, is the subject of this extraordinary story, stripping away the veneer of a generation of Celtic cubs, whose social and sexual mores are chronicled and dissected in this tract for our times. The victim, Conor Harris, his killers - three of them are charged with manslaughter - and the trial judge share common childhoods and schooling in the privileged echelons of south Dublin suburbia. The intertwining of these lives leaves their afflicted families in moral free fall as public exposure merges with private anguish and imploded futures.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781847399397
Publication date: 8th July 2010
Author: Kevin Power
Publisher: Pocket Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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About Kevin Power

Kevin Power attended University College, Dublin, and lives in Dublin.   He was shortlisted in 2007 for RTE's Francis McManus Award.  He is in his late twenties and this is his first novel.

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