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The Boy Between

by Susan Stairs

The Boy Between Synopsis

When Orla is handed an envelope by her father, she is perplexed by what she finds - a photograph of her parents, taken the summer she was born. Her heavily expectant mother, unusually, is smiling. Between her parents stands a teenage boy, her mother's arm lovingly around him. Orla later asks her father about the boy's identity, but he refuses to be drawn. Her mother's mood is low again and he doesn't want her upset. So begins the daughter's investigation, back to the summer of 1983, and the story of a young English boy on holidays in rural Ireland. As the circle closes on a web of tragedy and deceit, the truth that emerges will impact on all their lives. The Boy Between is an expertly crafted, suspenseful and ultimately hopeful story of family secrets, a fateful summer, and the long-buried events of a distant past.

The Boy Between Press Reviews

The Boy Between is a powerful, moving story that stays with the reader long after the last page has been read. Stairs has most assuredly confirmed her place within the voices of quality Irish fiction - Irish Independent It's an un-put-down-able mystery with an unexpectedly emotional impact - Stellar magazine on The Boy Between A vivid and emotionally powerful story of the past's long hold on our lives. Susan Stairs writes with immense tact and skill, but also with a storyteller's flair - Joseph O'Connor on The Boy Between

Book Information

ISBN: 9781473618084
Publication date: 4th February 2016
Author: Susan Stairs
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Susan Stairs

Susan Stairs lives in Dublin with her family. She is the acclaimed author of The Story of Before and The Boy Between. www.susanstairs.com

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