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‘Vivid characters, great storytelling and a spine-tingling twist.’ Jo Spain

‘MacDonald builds the action to a spectacularly creepy climax, and there is a superbly worked twist to follow that will take your breath away.”‘ Irish Times

‘Dark, tense and richly atmospheric, the past is never far away in this twisty thriller where nothing is quite as it seems.’ Sam Blake


Something old, something new


Winter brings more than fierce Atlantic storms to the thriving tourist town of Kylebeggan in County Kerry. On a cold January night, a woman is murdered and laid out in her wedding dress on her bed. And then another woman is discovered murdered in her flat, laid out in the same way. Weeks later, taxi driver Ellie Gillespie collects a bride-to-be on her hen night and drops her home. Ellie is horrified when this woman too is later discovered dead in her gown.

Something borrowed

The gardaí, mayor, and tourist board are desperate to end the negative publicity of a town that relies on the holiday trade; they cannot afford to have a rumour spread that a serial killer is at large.

Someone… Dead

Ellie also has her own suspicions about the killer. She is persuaded to share her thoughts with investigative journalist Cormac Scully; digging into past secrets of the town, can they figure out who it is before the Bride Collector strikes again?

Praise for Siobhan MacDonald:

‘A very exciting read’ Patricia Gibney

‘Creepy, chilling, and a terrific page-turner. Siobhan is right at the top of her game.’ Dymphna Nugent

‘Page turner guilty of a gripping story. You could choke on the delicious venality & hypocrisy. Just one of the creepy thrills in this page turner.’ Irish Examiner

‘This is a terrifically dark, twisty thriller, skilfully plotted and stylishly written.’ Irish Times

‘Attractive characters, deftly plotted, and as twisty as the Conor Pass’ The Irish Independent on The Bride Collector

‘GUILTY is a classy and cleverly plotted psychological thriller that grips from page one, packed with well-drawn characters and delivering an absolute zinger of a twist in the tale in the final pages.’ Sunday Independent

‘GUILTY is a twisty tale of ruthless ambition, family dysfunction and cold-blooded vengeance.’ RTE Guide

‘An unsettling, suspenseful tale of heartbreak and revenge. I flew through it.’ Andrea Carter

‘The Bride Collector takes you on an irresistible rollercoaster ride which is utterly gripping and unputdownable from the very first page.’ Louise Phillips, winner of Best Irish Crime Novel

‘Murky goings-on in an Irish tourist town and a final twist I didn’t see coming, make The Bride Collector the ideal staycation read.’ Catherine Kirwan, author of Darkest Truth

‘Siobhan MacDonald has once again succeeded in haunting my dreams. Her tale has more twists than a corkscrew, characters you will not want to share a dark alley with, and perfectly flawed amateur sleuths. A satisfyingly scary read.’ Roisin Meaney

‘A crime aficionado who understands the importance of great plot and characters’ Evening Echo

‘It’s a real page-turner’ The Meath Chronicle

‘A well written, cleverly plotted tale that delivers brilliant twists right up to the unexpected, final reveal.‘ The Sunday Independent

‘A brilliant character-based story that zips along at a ferocious pace…lots of red herrings and twists, including a breathtakingly whopping one towards the end.’ Irish Examiner