Thanks to @HodderBooks and @NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review @grahnort #readholding
The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother-of-twoBrid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste.
So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke – a former love of both Brid and Evelyn – the village’s dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community’s worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.
Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad, Holding is a masterful debut. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters, and explore – with searing honesty – the complexities and contradictions that make us human.
I’ll be honest. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw that the man I have loved watching on television for years and has made me laugh so much, had written a book.
Why on earth had I worried, this really was a great book and I swear I had Graham reading it to me over my shoulder as I could imagine him speaking in every word I read.
I love Duneen, its quaint and has some wonderful characters. I loved the Miss Marple type of story with humour. This was a Sunday afternoon quick read for me as I needed to know who did what to whom and when. 😸
I rate this book 5/5
Publication Day is 6th October 2016
You can pre order here > https://www.amazon.co.uk/Holding-Graham-Norton-ebook/dp/B01D3LG2RW/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474293285&sr=1-3&keywords=graham+norton