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Following a near-death experience as a child, a young boy becomes cursed with the ability to foresee the deaths of the people closest to him. These visions come to him in his dreams and, following a disastrous attempt to save a childhood friend from drowning, a set of terrifying events begins to unfold. As a young man, he finds redemption in the arms of Ashling, his beautiful wife. But then the visions return…
This is a story about one mans struggle to live an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances; about love lost and found and the vast range of emotions that can be weathered by the human heart. This is a story where dreams come true but where dreams can turn into nightmares; a place where true love will prevail and where death is only the beginning.


Set in the fictional Dublin suburb of Rathgorman CONFESSIONS OF A FALLEN ANGEL is a truly remarkable debut novel that will grip you from the first line and surprise you to the last.

Reviews

'CONFESSIONS OF A FALLEN ANGEL is a fresh, highly original debut by a writer not afraid to take on the bigger issues of life. Fate and love in their many guises stalk these pages, as well as a man who, like the hero in a Greek tragedy, rails against the destiny mapped out to him, trying only to safeguard what he holds dear. It will grip you from the first paragraph.'
Maggie O'Farrell
'Told in a lively Dublin vernacular...Ronan OBrien has a fine sense of drama, marrying the minutiae of everyday life to the extraordinary, with spirited aplomb.'
<i>Daily Mail</i>
'Spooky, magical and engrossing'
<i>Elle</i>
'This thrilling tale will keep you reading long into the night'
<i>New Woman</i>
'Part tender, idiosyncratic story about love and redemption, part black comedy'
<i>Metro</I>
'I absolutely loved this book! I was gripped from the first page. It's a real page turner...I don't think I've ever cried so much reading a book'
Rizla, <i>Amazon</i>
'I read it over the course of one very long train journey and had that wonderful feeling that it could easily have been the narrator sitting opposite me, telling me the story himself.'
K. Hudson, <i>Amazon</i>
'Laugh-out-loud in places but there was one bit where I was blubbing into the Kleenex (on the train to work - be warned!) Refreshingly different - part romance, part biting comedy. Blew me away.'
N.M. Cleeve, <i>Amazon</i>
'A wonderfully fresh new voice'
Irish Examiner
'The heart leaps up at this new Irish novel'
Sunday Independent
'Echoes early Roddy Doyle'
RTE Guide