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Hachette Books Ireland, May 5, 2011 - Fiction - 300 pages
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Every year, a close-knit group of friends spend two sun-filled weeks in a Spanish villa. For Derek and Sharonne, Conor and Maeve, Rory and Trish, and Liam, it's the perfect way to end the summer and escape their high-pressured lives in Dublin. No children, no responsibilities, and no distractions.

This year, however, the group befriends Agneta and Anna Maria, two women holidaying in a neighbouring villa, and a series of events is set in motion that will shake the group to its very core.

As the holiday comes to an end and the friends arrive home in Dublin, life appears to go back to normal.

But the deceptions that began in Spain refuse to be buried and infidelities and secrets come to the surface

As facades crumble, each of the friends discover who they can trust and who, ultimately, will betray them.

But will they learn to live with the consequences of their actions?

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Although I quite liked this book it was spoiled by two glaring mistakes. I know Cyprus very well spending a great deal of time there in the last 12 years, The airport is Larnaca not Arnica which may have been a typing error. The bigest mistake was that Cypriots drive on the left not the right! 

About the author (2011)

Muriel Bolger is a well-known freelance journalist and editor. Award-winning travel writer and Irish Travel Writer of the Year, she has written three guidebooks on her native city. Darting About, Statues and Stories, and Dublin's Magical Museums (Ashfield Press). Her latest work is a lighthearted look at Dublin writers from Swift to present day, which she wrote to tie in with UNESCO awarding Dublin a City of Literature status. Dublin - City of Literature (O'Brien Press) is due for publication in 2011.

Consequences is her first novel. It was written at airports, in the sky and on faraway beaches and mountaintops. Its inspiration was a white cat with patches of ginger who tried to steal her lounger in Cyprus and who only features once in the story.

She loves jacaranda trees, marshmallows and Brazil nuts, but hates oysters, snakes and chocolate cake.

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