The Ghostlights by Gráinne Murphy (published 1st September)
The Ghostlights is the second novel by Irish author Gráinne Murphy, who was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story of the Year Award. The book has already been listed as an Irish Times Best Books of 2021. Costa First Novel Award shortlisted author Joanna Glen has called the book ‘A subtle, penetrating delight of a novel'.
The Ghostlights asks the question: Can anyone really choose to be forgotten?
An elderly gentleman checks into a B&B in a small village in rural Ireland where he knows nobody. Four days later, his body is found in the lake. The identity of their unknown guest raises questions for one family in particular, twin sisters Liv and Marianne, and their mother, Ethel, each of whom is searching for her own place ine the world.
This is my first read by this author and I thought it was a great read.
An elderly man books into a B&B in a small village in Ireland. Four days later his body is found in a lake. The man booked in with no ID and paid cash. Not only do we wonder who this man is but we read of the lives of the women running the B&B.
This is a well written story, thought provoking and definitely worth a read.