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Siren

Siren

Author(s): Annemarie Neary

Location(s): Belfast, Cork (County)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s and mid 2000s

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A dark and suspenseful psychological thriller about the slippery nature of truth in post-conflict Ireland, and a redemptive story of a woman claiming back her own identity.

Róisín Burns has spent the past twenty years becoming someone else; her life in New York is built on lies.

A figure from her Belfast childhood flashes up on the news: Brian Lonergan has also reinvented himself. He is now a rising politician in a sharp suit. But scandal is brewing in Ireland and Róisín knows the truth.

Armed with the evidence that could ruin Lonergan, she travels back across the Atlantic to the remote Lamb Island to hunt him down.

But Lonergan is one step ahead; when Róisín arrives on the island, someone else is waiting for her…

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Author: Emma

A disturbing and atmospheric thriller set in the present and travelling back to the time of the Northern Ireland Troubles. I was tempted to rate the book down as I found some of the...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021