Praise for Siobhán's Work
Her terrific debut novel, TWISTED RIVER, could hardly be more steeped in classic American pulp. MacDonald develops her twin stories with masterly control of mood and scene.
This is a terrifically dark, twisty thriller, skilfully plotted and stylishly written.
This thrilling tale about secrets that lie beneath a seemingly tranquil marriage will be a strong choice for readers who enjoyed Paula Hawkins (THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN) and authors such as Liane Moriarty (BIG LITTLE LIES).
Siobhán studied electronic engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and had a successful career writing for the technology sector in Scotland, France and Ireland.
Siobhán published her first novel TWISTED RIVER in 2016, following up shortly afterwards with THE BLUE POOL.
Her next psychological suspense GUILTY was published in June 2020 and Siobhan's latest novel - THE BRIDE COLLECTOR - was published in July 2021.
She is published in the UK & Ireland by Little, Brown, in the US and Canada by Viking Penguin, in France by Archipel and in Germany by Piper.
Siobhán lives in Ireland with her husband and two sons.
“Page turner guilty of a gripping story. You could choke on the delicious venality & hypocrisy. Just one of the creepy thrills in this page turner."
Liam Heylin on GUILTY
THE IRISH TIMES
“MacDonald builds the action to a spectacularly creepy climax, and there is a superbly worked twist to follow that will take your breath away."
Declan Hughes on THE BRIDE COLLECTOR
"GUILTY is a classy and cleverly plotted psychological thriller that grips from page one, packed with well-drawn characters and delivering an absolute zinger of a twist in the tale in the final pages.”
You Magazine, 27 Jun 2020
Scenes From a Garden
Cats like our garden. Underneath the ash tree, especially. Where our own cat and a much cleverer cat called Sylvester used to air-box. Unfortunately, Sylvester didn’t last long. He disappeared overnight a while back. We suspect he was a cat who knew too much.
Writer's Digest, 20 Aug 2016
The Lure Of Domestic Noir
Domestic noir is a growing genre. Regular domestic situations are a fertile breeding ground for suspense thrillers. In fact, the more life is presented as "perfect' to the outside world, the more we find very strange goings-on behind closed doors.
The Irish Times, 27 Jul 2021
The Amateur Sleuth
Fancy spending an hour or two in some squashy chair in the company of a detective? Ideally, with a gnarly, male investigator, a pint or three short of a smile, or with a kick-ass female investigator whose private life is a smörgåsbord of messy relationships?