Ever This Day

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He­len Moorhouse

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.

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