The Rosary Garden (Paperback)

Nicola White

Inspired by the heartbreaking true case of the Kerry babies, Nicola White's award-winning sequel to A Famished Heart explores the battle between sexual liberation and repression in 1980s Dublin.

'A MESMERISING TALE OF SECRETS AND LIES' - VAL MCDERMID

'AS GOOD AS IT GETS' - DENISE MINA

'AN ARRESTING NEW TALENT' - CHRIS BROOKMYRE


*WINNER OF THE DUNDEE INTERNATIONAL BOOK PRIZE*

It was Ali who found the body of a murdered newborn baby, hidden in the garden of her convent school. In an Ireland riven by battles of religion and reproduction, the case becomes a media sensation, even as the church tries to suppress it. But this is not the first dead baby Ali has found.

For Detectives Vincent Swan and Gina Considine, the pressure to discover the identity of the dead child is little help against a community with secrets to protect. Gina knows all too well how many of Ireland's girls are forced to make difficult decisions in terrible circumstances, silenced by shame. Is Ali one of those girls? Because what evidence there is, points to Ali herself...

'A COMPULSIVE, PAGE-TURNING CRIME NOVEL' - DECLAN HUGHES

'A VIVID THRILLER. ENGROSSING' - IRISH INDEPENDENT

'AN UNUSUAL BUT ABSORBING TWISTING NARRATIVE' - IRISH TIMES

Publication date: 21/01/2021

£8.99

ISBN: 9781788164115

Imprint: Viper

Subject: Crime

The Rosary Garden (Ebook)

Nicola White

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Inspired by the heartbreaking true case of the Kerry babies, Nicola White's award-winning sequel to A Famished Heart explores the battle between sexual liberation and repression in 1980s Dublin.

'A MESMERISING TALE OF SECRETS AND LIES' - VAL MCDERMID

'AS GOOD AS IT GETS' - DENISE MINA

'AN ARRESTING NEW TALENT' - CHRIS BROOKMYRE


*WINNER OF THE DUNDEE INTERNATIONAL BOOK PRIZE*

It was Ali who found the body of a murdered newborn baby, hidden in the garden of her convent school. In an Ireland riven by battles of religion and reproduction, the case becomes a media sensation, even as the church tries to suppress it. But this is not the first dead baby Ali has found.

For Detectives Vincent Swan and Gina Considine, the pressure to discover the identity of the dead child is little help against a community with secrets to protect. Gina knows all too well how many of Ireland's girls are forced to make difficult decisions in terrible circumstances, silenced by shame. Is Ali one of those girls? Because what evidence there is, points to Ali herself...

'A COMPULSIVE, PAGE-TURNING CRIME NOVEL' - DECLAN HUGHES

'A VIVID THRILLER. ENGROSSING' - IRISH INDEPENDENT

'AN UNUSUAL BUT ABSORBING TWISTING NARRATIVE' - IRISH TIMES

Publication date: 21/01/2021

£5.99

ISBN: 9781782836445

Imprint: Viper

Subject: Crime

Nicola White

Nicola White

Nicola White won the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award in 2008 and in 2012 was Leverhulme Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University. The Rosary Garden won the Dundee International Book Prize, was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize, and selected as one of the four best debuts by Val McDermid at Harrogate. She grew up in Dublin and New York, and now lives in the Scottish Highlands.