All Her Fault: Brilliantly believable evocation of every parent’s worst nightmare

Andrea Mara’s fourth novel is a deft thriller that keeps the reader guessing all the way to the end

Andrea Mara’s prose is crisp and precise, which makes turning the pages a very easy job. Picture: Simon Robinson


All Her Fault

By Andrea Mara

Bantam Press, €17.55

Andrea Mara’s fourth crime novel begins with Marissa Irvine arriving at a neighbour’s house to pick up her four-year-old son Milo from his first ever playdate. The woman who answers the door, however, is not a fellow school mum and has no idea who Marissa is, or where Milo might be. Initially thinking she must have made a mistake with the address, Marissa tries to ...