About the book
The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. It wasn’t the drink that killed him – although that certainly helped – it was what happened to him as a boy in his grandmother’s house, in the winter of 1968.
Reviewed by Champagne Reading Group:
The general consensus was that it was very patchy – in places it was touching, amusing or perceptive but few of us could relate to the narrator or her family.
Star rating: **