Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Jo Spain has worked as a party advisor on the economy in the Irish parliament. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller. The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.
Refreshing... full of twists * Express * Loved it! Fabulous characters, superbly written, twists, turns & ends with a punch * Amanda Jennings, author of The Cliff House * This gripping novel is more of a whydunnit than a whodunnit * Best * Brutal and brilliant * Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle * [A] vivid portrait of a fascinating monster * Irish Times * Dirty Little Secrets has got a real touch of Murder on the Orient Express about it - a closed room mystery filled with nasty people and abundant motives. A real page-turner * Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty * Sensational. . . taut and claustrophobic, wickedly plotted and laced with the kind of dark humour that lifts Jo Spain to the top of my reading pile every single time * Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks * An intriguing Rubik's Cube of a book that kept me turning the pages to get to the truth. So well plotted and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it * Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver * A clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families * Sunday Times * Spain conjures up a brilliant setting for this murder mystery, with a fantastically imagined cast of characters * Emily Koch, author of If I Die Before I Wake * A shocking portrait of insidious cruelty. Read this and you will never look at your neighbours the same way again! * Isabelle Grey, author of Wrong Way Home * Fresh, witty writing style . . . an eye for details make the characters instantly believable * Daily Mail * It's a winning combination of locked room (or in this case locked estate) mystery and incisive social commentary * Sinead Crowley, author of One Bad Turn * A contender for the most arresting opening paragraph of the year . . . This is crime fiction for grown-ups, taking its time to explore the ins and outs of human psychology * Sunday Express * A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride * Irish Independent * Has you addicted from the very first page. I found it impossible to put down * Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend * Dark, funny, well-plotted, sinister. Superb * Will Dean, author of Dark Pines * Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end * Prima * Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision * JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before * A brilliantly dark tale * Mail on Sunday * Brilliant writing, great story . . . a really cracking read * BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and Bring Me Back * Clever, pacey, compulsive * Sunday Mirror * Wonderfully drawn characters and more secrets and motives than you can shake a stick at. Loved, loved, loved * Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies *