Maud Drennan, underpaid carer and reluctant psychic, prepares for the worst when she is sent to care for the irascible Cathal Flood. To her surprise, she finds herself drawn to the grouchy old man and the mysteries hidden in his dilapidated mansion. With the help of sarcastic saints and an agoraphobic landlady, Maud slowly unearths the secrets buried under years of filth and clutter. Part ghost story, part murder mystery, this is another imaginative, witty tale from the author of Himself.
Recommended by: Susan Walsh, Dubray Head Office
Maud Drennan - underpaid carer and unintentional psychic - is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. Yet despite her best efforts, Maud is drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home. She realises that something is changing: Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her.With only her agoraphobic landlady and a troop of sarcastic ghostly saints to help, Maud must uncover what lies beneath Cathal's decades-old hostility, and the strange activities of the house itself. And if someone has hidden a secret there, how far will they go to ensure it remains buried?