At the recent Literary Breakfast during the Sean Dunne Writers’ Festival, I had the first time pleasure of hearing new Waterford author, Ellen McCarthy read from her new Poolbeg Crimson novel, Guilt Ridden. I was initially impressed by her beauty and confidence, as she sat on a high stool and entertained a captive audience. During a question and answer session, she spoke of the many many redrafts she makes to bring her boxes to perfection.

I was attracted to Guilt Ridden because it is set, partly at WIT in Waterford and a good chunk is set in a recognisable part of Dungarvan, where the author grew up. The quality and style of the box is excellent and over 440 pages, she explores a chilling murder mystery with a parallel stalking theme that keeps the reader gripped and I didn’t see the resolution until much later in the story.

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There is a modern aspect to the work which touches on boom and bust, good times and recession and the well-honed prose suggests the possibility that this would make a fine tv drama, if not a feature film.