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Beth has been keeping secrets from her beloved son, refusing to tell him who his father is. When an unforeseen tragedy takes him from her, she is compelled to face the demons she has been running from all these years. She has come full circle, and with nothing left now but her memories and her knowing, the need for revenge scratches inside her veins. Lady Beth is an urban ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published February 9th 2017 by NINNYHAMMER
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Fiona Ashe
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was captivated first by the eye-catching cover of the book ‘Lady Beth’. As a huge fan of Noir, the imagery immediately drew me into that style. The story lived up to expectations. It’s a thrilling journey into a dangerous world. The story is fuelled by tension and high stakes. I became immersed in the desperate lives of fascinating characters who are all plagued by inner traumas. The book delivers multiple hard-hitting surprises, resulting in a powerful ending. A truly compelling read!
Margaret Rowe
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't read this genre usually. But I have to say that Lady Beth exceeded my expectations. The subject matter was tough, the consequences of abuse and drug use were clearly wrought, explicit and disturbing, but always underpinned with a great compassion for the characters. The writing was well paced, tightly rendered and poetic. The characters and their voices were real and true. As a reader I was moved by their plight, sickened by their degradation and dehumanization - and angered by the evil ...more
Niall Queenan
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story moves at breath-taking pace, which is something considering the bleak and hard-hitting content, set in a world of drugs, criminality and hopelessness - a testament to the skill and craft of the author. Dublin is painted in a grim and grainy light, but one that feels entirely familiar and realistic - cinematic even at times. The characters are all simply but evenly drawn and each of their histories, wants and desires come across with little effort on the page. What exists between the f ...more
Dai Reading
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
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I received this as a 'Giveaway' and am happy to give this honest review.

A very gritty, low-life, drug ridden tale. Nicely twisted, well written and conveys the sub culture and darkness of life situations that fortunately most of us never get to see, even second hand. Severely harming, self harming strands with victims, sadness and despondency. A slice of life that it is right to bring to the attention of all of us who have little, if any, awareness. Nothing much in the way of heart-lifting here
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Damo Higgins
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’ve just finished reading lady Beth by Caroline E Farrell, and this is the first time I’ve ever thought to leave a review but I just had to …form reading the first chapter to the very last line I was hooked I didn’t want to put it down or for it to end .it just pulled me in more and more to think a woman could come through such hard times and then have that happen to her and her strength to get through the other side .. walking around our city of Dublin I see so many of the lost souls from this ...more
Lissa Oliver
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gritty warts-and-all crime thriller, a real page-turner. Plenty of twists and an array of well-drawn characters you care about, propelling you forward to the end.The heroine is a fiercely protective single mother who loses her son to drug addiction and can either cave in completely or seek revenge. Past demons add to her torment. You feel her pain as she hovers on the brink of that agonising choice, the interesting cast of characters around her ready to help in whatever direction she takes. A de ...more
Jackie Mcgee
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
oh wow what a great read thrilling with lots of surprising twists. She was a single mum who has lost her only son to drugs and now she is facing the demons xxx exellent read
Jane Willis
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I started reading this book, I thought I wasn't going to like it - at the time I thought the swear count on the first page was unnecessarily high, not realising that it wasn't there just to remind me of the urban setting, but to get the character of Jesse fixed firmly in my mind. I'm glad it didn't put me off and stop me from reading, though, as in fact I could hardly put the book down once I got past the start.
Very gritty, very earthy, and a grim picture of a side of Dublin that as a tour
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Margaret Madden
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Bob Gillen
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lady Beth is a dark story. Truly dark. Set in urban Dublin. A mother’s loss – her son, her ghost son. The soulless world of drugs. The violence of abusers. The desperate search for resolution. A black world out of control.
But a story of redemption as well.
Beth is a wonderful, strong character. Full of both darkness and light.
This is an excellent read. Caroline Farrell shares an insightful, truth-filled voice.
Paula Dennan
Beth has never told her son who his father is. She wants nothing more than to protect him, so it’s best he doesn’t know. The memories are too painful for Beth and there is nothing to be gained by revisiting them. Then tragedy strikes and Beth is lefty with no option but to deal with the aspects of her past she would rather forget.

Jesse wants to live his life, his own way, without his mother watching his every move. Why must she be so clingy? Can’t she see how suffocating she is being?

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>>WINNER! CAP AWARD 2017 (BEST NOVEL) <<

"A very worthy winner of the C.A.P. Novel Award 2017, LADY BETH by Caroline E Farrell is a thrilling journey into a dangerous world fueled with tension and high stakes. It delivers exceptional characters and terrific prose within a page-turning unrelenting story that digs deep into the underbelly of our capital city." Louise P
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