The Doll's House, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


**Winner of the BGE Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2013 Award** People say that the truth can set you free.

But what if the truth is not something you want to hear?

Thirty-five years ago Adrian Hamilton drowned. At the time his death was reported as a tragic accident but the exact circumstances remained a mystery. Now his daughter Clodagh, trying to come to terms with her past, visits a hypnotherapist who unleashes disturbing childhood memories of her father's death. And as Clodagh delves deeper into her subconscious, memories of another tragedy come to light - the death of her baby sister.

Meanwhile criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is called in to help in the investigation of a murder after a body is found in a Dublin canal.

When Kate digs beneath the surface of the killing, she discovers a sinister connection to the Hamilton family.

What terrible events took place in the Hamilton house all those years ago? And what connects them to the recent murder? Time is running out for Clodagh and Kate. And the killer has already chosen his next victim ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781444743050



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I did guess the murderer quite early on, the end was a bit off, but overall not a bad read. The murderer viewpoint didn't really add to the story and almost got in the way. When a TV star dies it makes the front pages and the Gardai are under pressure to find out who did it, when a second man, a homeless man dies, things get complicated, trying to find the links when it's obvious that the murderer of both is the same man. Meanwhile Clodagh, in an abusive realationship, is hunting for answers about her childhood and the gaps in her memory, and the reasons for her alcohol abuse, goes to a hypnotherapist. What she finds in her past will change her life forever.It's not a bad read, felt a bit lacking in some places and the end was unsatisfactory for me.

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