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Sharon Thompson shares her top three Irish books with us.

Almost Love-August Irish book reviews by author Sharon Thompson for Self Starter Magazine

"Almost Love"

By Louise O`Neill

When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard.
So it doesn’t matter that he’s twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret.

That, slowly but surely, she’s sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him.
Sarah’s friends are worried. Her father can’t understand how she could

allow herself to be used like this. And she’s on the verge of losing her job.
But Sarah can’t help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew.

And love is supposed to hurt.
Isn’t it?

Published by Riverrun

Donegal Table-August Irish book reviews by author Sharon Thompson for Self Starter Magazine

"Donegal Table"

By Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott has built a national reputation as a chef on one simple belief – that tasty, healthy food based around traditional recipes and local produce is something

every family can make and enjoy.

As one of twelve children growing up in Burt in County Donegal, the focal point of the family was always his mother’s kitchen table, and that childhood memory of the family coming together and connecting over her home cooking continues to inspire Brian as he shares his own passion for food with others.

Whether it’s cooking freshly-caught mussels for the fishermen at Greencastle pier or sharing his skills with others at his cookery school.

Published by O’Brien Press

Behind a closed door-August Irish book reviews by author Sharon Thompson for Self Starter Magazine

"Behind a Closed Door"

By Adele O`Neill

Is anyone really safe?
What if everything in your life was a lie? An emotionally tense story of love, loyalty, betrayal and revenge.
DUBLIN – For the past two years Jill Ryan has tried to keep her darkest secrets deeply buried and remain relatively anonymous. Haunted by her tragic past and struggling to keep her life together, Jill soon realises that the last person she can trust is herself.
KILKENNY – Only Heather Martin knows the lengths her husband will go to teach her a lesson and Heather has had enough. Faced with the impossible choice of saving herself or staying to care for her ailing father, Heather has a choice to make. But does she have what it takes to survive?

Published by Aria

Sharon Thompson’s debut crime novel, ‘The Abandoned’ was published by Bloodhound Books UK on 25th June 2018. It launched at #1 Best-seller in Kindle Irish Crime Fiction. Sharon has signed for a further two crime novels and her other manuscripts are on submission, through her agent, Trace Literary Agency.

Sharon lives in Donegal, Ireland and writes anything she can!
She co-founded trending, tweet-chat #WritersWise and also started an exclusive, online writing group called On Sundays, her regular column Woman’s Words, is on the successful Donegal Woman website. Sharon’s #indulgeinbooks short-lists new book releases on the stylish woman’s online magazine She is also a regular guest writer on Ireland’s leading writing website

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