THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
I’ve always been in awe of Maggie O’Farrell’s writing. Intimate, emotional, yet with a light, sparing touch, her novels are some of my favourites. As a fan, I’m delighted to say This Must be the Place, her seventh novel, doesn’t disappoint. Daniel Sullivan is an American living in Ireland with his reclusive, ex-film star wife, Claudette. Called back to America on family business, he leaves Claudette and begins a journey that takes him not only to America, but also to England to revisit memories of a difficult past relationship and uncover a secret. Maggie O’Farrell excels at portraying the complicated maps of our existence. Through her characters and the landscapes they travel through, she reveals how our lives and loves are shaped. Quite simply, this is a gorgeous, clever gem of a novel.