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CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"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.”

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KIRKUS REVIEWS

“MacDonald toys with the reader, leading right then feinting left with plot twists that genuinely surprise. The big thrill here is the constant undermining of assumptions.”

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BOOK REPORTER

"Hopefully she has more stories to tell and, on the strength of TWISTED RIVER, will certainly have a large audience if she does."

Joe Hartlaub on TWISTED RIVER

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LIBRARY JOURNAL

"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)."

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TORONTO STAR

"In a remarkable debut novel, MacDonald keeps the reader riveted."

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SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

"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.”

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IRISH TIMES

“This is a terrifically dark, twisty thriller, skilfully plotted and stylishly written."

Declan Hughes on GUILTY

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RTE GUIDE

"GUILTY is a twisty tale of ruthless ambition, family dysfunction and cold-blooded vengeance."

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INSTYLE MAGAZINE

"This gripping novel commands your attention from the very beginning ... a property swap fraught with problems. Expect to finish this one seriously debating your next Airbnb reservation."

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ALEX MARWOOD

“MacDonald’s dark and twisted tale will change the way you look at Ireland forever”

​Edgar Award–winning author of The Wicked Girls

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RT BOOK REVIEWS

“Dark and intriguing… MacDonald's strong writing accentuates pertinent details, and her vivid descriptions will have readers feeling the suspense throughout the story.”

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CHRIS PAVONE

“Twisted River is a superb thriller – gripping, surprising, and terrifically rewarding.” 

​New York Times bestselling author of The Expats

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IRISH EXAMINER

“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

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KIMBERLY McCREIGHT

“Evocative and richly detailed, Twisted River is a page-turning mystery about the tragic consequences that result when the tightly held secrets of two families collide.”

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AUDIOFILE REVIEW

"Four narrators, a mix of American and Irish nationalities, capture the changing points of view across the chapters. The listener is riveted as the story changes from one point of view to another.”

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CRIME REVIEW

“Similar to TWISTED RIVER, in that she achieves fantastic levels of tension. THE BLUE POOL is an intense read that you will want to devour as quickly as possible.”

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BOOKLIST READER

“A skillfully wrought thriller that exposes the dangers of secrecy.”

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MORNING STAR

"GUILTY is an unusual psychological thriller with a satisfying succession of twists."

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PETERBOROUGH TELEGRAPH

"9/10 ... GUILTY will keep you up all night."

Alex Gordon on GUILTY