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The Whole of the Moon

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  125 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Winter 1988, Conor Doyle returns from London to his native village of Ballinastrad in Western Ireland. He is reunited with his old friends, Darragh and Sarah. He dreams of finding a reason to stay. However the dream is shattered and a nightmare begins when he is faced with a dilemma, a terrible crime is confessed to him. Should he tell the police or keep the secret? As the ...more
Paperback, 163 pages
Published July 31st 2016 by Austin MacAuley
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James
Why This Book
I’ve been reading a few books from the publisher Creativia in the last year. I was looking for something set in a new (to me) location and liked the summary of The Whole of the Moon, written in 2016 by Kevin McManus. It definitely hit the spot and I would recommend it to others.

Plot, Characters & Setting
Conor Doyle, a late 20ish Irish lad, returns home from London in the mid-1980s for Christmas break to visit his parents. He runs into old friends from school and falls ba
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A.J. Griffiths-Jones
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Set in the 1980s, the author treats us to an authentic look at village life in Ireland. A fatal hit and run incident adds intrigue and suspense, making this a very enjoyable read. It has everything, crime, romance and characters with depth, look forward to more from Kevin McManus.
Jean Jones
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read could have had better ending

Good book kept you turning pages but I was a bit disappointed with the ending. I would however still recommend this book.
Harry McClellan
The Whole of the Moon

I thoughts the book slow with a little content . The characters were also boring , sitting shit faced was down right a was as waste of time. I did enjoy the telling of the scenic sights of Ireland.

Stevie Turner
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Whole of the Moon  by fellow Creativia author Kevin McManus, is a cosy mystery set in Western Ireland in the 1980’s.  Conor Doyle lives and works in England, but returns home to see his family at Christmas and to meet up with his old friends Darrah and Sarah.  He arrives to learn of the death of a well-respected local man, Tom Kearns, who has been killed by a hit and run driver, and that the Gardaí are out in force looking for the culprit.
In-between much ‘craic’ and drinking bouts, Conor beg
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Peter J.
Feb 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Sadly, a well respected and popular local man is hit on the roadside and left to die in a ditch. Nobody comes forward to own up. All the locals wonder who could do such a heartless thing and drive away. The Gardai investigate.

Three friends; Conor, Darragh and Sarah. Both of the men are in love with Sarah, but Conor takes a step back and Darragh one forward. Conor the cautious, the unselfish, where greater love hath no man, believing that nothing should jeopardise the friendship, not even love. S
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Jackie
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Haunting and sad.
Suzie
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story

Crime story set in Ireland in the late 1980’s. Conor Doyle is visiting his family for Christmas when he gets embroiled in the problems that his old friend is mixed up in.

Easy to read, read in one sitting and looking forward to reading book 2 of the series.
Ciara
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic
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