Ever This Day
Poolbeg Crimson, paberback, 351 pages, €11.24
RiaDriver,anIrishwomanlivingin London, suddenly glimpses a face she thought she’d never see again.
This brief sighting transports her back 30 years to the dark days when she worked as a teacher in the remote Convent of Maria Goretti near Portlaoise and brings back memories of the strong-willed and sadistic Mother Benedicta who ruled with a rod of iron.
That glimpse makes her wonder again what all those strange noises in the convent— the humming, the footsteps, the thumping in the attic — were. Compelled to return to her past, Ria’s quest for the truth brings many surprises. Part murder mystery, part ghost story, part romance, Helen Moorhouse’s fourth novel is a stylishly written and gripping page-turner.