Catherine Ryan Howard 56 Days


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Winner of the An Post Irish Book Awards 2021 Crime Fiction Book of the Year
A Book of the Year for 2021 in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Irish Times
The international bestseller.

No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead.

Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores.

When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who - and what - he really is.

Detectives arrive at Oliver's apartment to discover a decomposing body inside.

Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created an opportunity for someone to commit the perfect crime?

About the Author

Catherine Ryan Howard is the bestselling author of The Nothing Man, which shot straight to the top of the Irish bestseller charts on publication and was a Kindle No. 1 bestseller in the UK. Her work has been shortlisted for the CWA/John Creasey New Blood Dagger, the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel, and for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year several times. Her third novel, Rewind, is currently being developed for television. She lives in Dublin.

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'56 Days is a terrific novel written by an author who is certain to become a distinguished voice in crime fiction. You won't want to stop reading until the very end.'
- Karin Slaughter

'This book is splendid. The lockdown thriller you DO want to read.'
- S J Watson, No. 1 bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep

'Brilliantly creepy ... wonderfully atmospheric and paranoid'
- Guardian

'Timely, surprising, emotionally alive, this is about as good as suspense fiction gets'
- Washington Post

'A twisty tale of suspense ... kept me guessing as I turned the pages at a furious clip'
- New York Times

'I was surgically attached to this twisting lockdown thriller. Clever, tender and all too convincing, it's the kind of book you read in one breathless sitting to get to the truth, and then again, slowly, to see how the author did it.'
- Erin Kelly

'Addictive and very smart'
- Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal


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