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The Woman at 72 Derry Lane

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What to expect

‘A wonderfully, life-affirming book…Carmel Harrington writes with such honesty’ New York Times bestselling author, Hazel Gaynor

On a leafy suburban street in Dublin, beautiful, poised Stella Greene lives with her successful husband, Matt. The perfect couple in every way, Stella appears to have it all. Next door, at number 72 however, lives Rea Brady. Gruff, bad-tempered and rarely seen besides the twitching of her net curtains, rumour has it she’s lost it all…including her marbles if you believe the neighbourhood gossip.

But appearances can be deceiving and when Stella and Rea’s worlds collide they realise they have much in common. Both are trapped in a prison of their own making.

Has help been next door without them realising it?

With the warmth and wit of Maeve Binchy and the secrets and twists of Liane Moriarty, this is the utterly original and compelling new novel from Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington.

Critics Review

  • ‘Will make you see life in a different way’
    Woman’s Way

    ‘Heartwrenching and heartwarming’
    Evening Herald

    ‘Guaranteed to brighten your day’
    Novelicious

    ‘Carmel Harrington has done it again! Brilliantly written … it surpasses all expectations’
    Chicklit Club

    ‘A bittersweet, quietly brilliant novel that will make you cry, laugh and cry all over again’
    Female First

    ‘Funny, poignant and bursting with heartfelt humour’
    I Heart … Chick Lit

    ‘Completely stunning’
    Reviewed the Book

    ‘It will stay with you well after, you have turned the last page’
    Bleach House Library

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