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Secrets Never Told Reviews

Secrets Never Told by Dermot Bolger

Secrets Never Told

Dermot Bolger

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2 reviews

Category: Fiction
Imprint: New Island Books
Publisher: New Island Books
Publication date: 1 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781848407701
4 stars out of 5
18 Dec 2020

"Precise and poised"

Each of the protagonists wrestles with exorcising pain, moving through life as ghosts or in search of them, grieving to be seen grieving, appearing without invitation, and returning to their selected place in the tomb of the past.

Secrets Never Told is a taut collection of stories delivered with precision and poise.


5 stars out of 5
Sue Leonard
25 Sep 2020

"he gets the tone absolutely right"

‘The Rivals’ also centres on a successful writer’s encounter with a past friend; except, this time, the writer, called to James J. Hennessy’s deathbed to rectify a past row, had absolutely no memory of the man, or of the rivalry the other man has spent his life obsessing on. This wonderfully tongue-in-cheek contribution had me laughing out loud in recognition.