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Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Clare Dowling
  

Can't Take My Eyes Off You

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Clara and her boyfriend Matthew go to Ireland to be near her ailing mother. They do well. He commutes to Dublin, she set up a catering business and we learn about her dysfunctional family, a lesbian sister, a jobbing actor brother and the diabetic mother. Lovely warm, Irish stuff but as well as being a novel of family life this is a tale of stalking. Clara’s ex Irish boyfriend is out to terrorise her, never having forgiven her for dumping him ten years earlier! Dowling doesn’t labour on the effects of stalking on Clara but underplaying the fear adds to the tension. Excellent.

If you like Clare Dowling you might also like to read books by Marian Keyes, Cathy Kelly and Shari Low.

Synopsis

Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Clare Dowling

From bestselling author Clare Dowling comes a fabulous new novel full of wit, warmth and wisdom. Clara's been away for too long. So, after ten great years in London, and with boyfriend Matthew in tow, she arrives home in small-town Castlemoy. The family welcomes her with open arms: her diet-shy mother, her closet-living sister and her actor brother who scratches a living doing voiceover ads for chicken. Not everyone is delighted to see her, though. Jason, her long-ago ex, seems to have old scores to settle. Soon Clara finds herself being watched, followed and manipulated from afar. How can she make him stop? And as Clara's dreams of happily-ever-after begin to shatter, will she be able to wrestle her life back?

Reviews

What sets this apart is the quality of the writing. It is great fun, a great read * RTE * For Sheila O'Flanagan and Cathy Kelly fans, a warm, Irish, poignant read * Bookseller * Sparkling and witty * Irish Tatler * Very funny and original -- Cathy Kelly Commercial fiction at its most entertaining -- Marian Keyes


About the Author

Clare Dowling

Clare Dowling began her career as an actress and has worked in theatre, film and radio. As a writer, she has had drama and children's fiction published, and has had several short films produced. As well as adult fiction, she writes scripts for Ireland's top soap, Fair City. She lives in Dublin with her family.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th November 2013

Author

Clare Dowling

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755392704

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