Louise O'Neill announces her new novel After The Silence and it's gone right to the top of our 'to read' list 1 month ago

Louise O'Neill announces her new novel After The Silence and it's gone right to the top of our 'to read' list

Louise O'Neill has just announced her new novel, After The Silence. 

The author took to Facebook to give fans the first look at the book on Tuesday, describing it as "The Virgin Suicides meets Big Little Lies with Making A Murderer thrown in for good measure."

And yeah, we're definitely intrigued.

"I know you’re not allowed to pick a favourite of your novels but... this is it," she added. "This is my favourite. I’m so proud of this book and I hope you’ll like it too."

She also shared some photos of a proof copy of the Inisrún-set novel, as she confirmed it would be available in August 2020.

"On the day of Henry and Keelin Kinsella's wild party at their big house a violent storm engulfed the island of Inisrun, cutting it off from the mainland. When morning broke Nessa Crowley's lifeless body lay in the garden, her last breath silenced by the music and the thunder," the description reads.

"The killer couldn't have escaped Inisrun, but no-one was charged with the murder. The mystery that surrounded the death of Nessa remained hidden. But the islanders knew who to blame for the crime that changed them forever.

"Ten years later a documentary crew arrives, there to lift the lid off the Kinsella's carefully constructed lives, determined to find evidence that will prove Henry's guilt and Keelin's complicity in the murder of beautiful Nessa."

Needless to say, this has gone straight to the top of our 'to read' pile.