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What to expect

Readers adore Blackbird:

‘An unputdownable and suspenseful read’

‘A beautifully written, heartbreaking story’

‘A quick paced thriller with an unusual setting. This book will stay with me for a long time!’


Olivia disappeared the night the blackbird died.

It was New Year’s Eve, the night that dead blackbirds descended, hours before Alex McCarthy’s sister Olivia vanished from a party.

Committed to finding out what happened to her sister, in their isolated Orkney village, Alex knows that dishevelled – sometimes intoxicated – Detective Inspector Birkens is her best shot.

Yet as they uncover the secrets behind Olivia’s last night, Alex starts to discover things she may have been better off not knowing…

Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and Riverdale.


Praise for N. D. Gomes:

‘Gripping’ Pretty Little Memoirs

‘So beautifully written’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Truly thought provoking’ Bibliowormed

Critics Review

  • Praise for N.D. Gomes

    ‘At its searing best the novel demonstrates how the perpetrator of a despicable act can still be loved, forgiven and very missed’ – Financial Times

    ‘A very important book […] a powerful book that will stay with you.’ – Culturefly

    ‘An exceptional novel on a controversial and relevant subject today.’ – The Bookbag

    ‘An incredibly moving, heartfelt and thought-provoking novel’ – Black Plume

    ‘A gripping, eye-opening YA novel that I wish I could put in everyone’s hands.’ – Pretty Little Memoirs

    ‘You know this book is going to go straight to your heart and rip a little bit of it out.’ – Long Story Short

    ‘If you’re after a truly thought-provoking book this is well worth a read.’ – Bibliowormed

    ‘Utterly heartbreaking and so beautifully written.’ – Goodreads reviewer

    ‘Such a clever book.’ – Book Angel Booktopia

    ‘Very well written, and tackles a tough subject well’ – First News

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