A brave, unflinching heroine and brave, unflinching writing add up to an extraordinary debut - highly recommended.
Utterly compelling, rich with voice and psychological insight, populated with heartbreakingly real characters, The Lost Ones will stay with you for a long, long time after you finish the last page. Perhaps forever.
Suspenseful, atmospheric and often deeply moving, THE LOST ONES features one of the most complicated and fascinating protagonists I’ve come across in a long time. I’d follow Nora Watts (and her dog Whisper) anywhere.
A gritty, violent read with a tough, idiosyncratic, dryly witty heroine readers will root for even if they wouldn’t want to invite her home.
WRITER'S DIGEST - How I Got My Agent
POWELL'S - Rain and the Blues
IRISH TIMES - A Cautionary Tale on the Canadian Dream
THE GUARDIAN - How My Uncle's Violent Death Shaped Who I Became
WRITING.IE - I Am Not Your Sidekick
THRILLERFEST - Crossroads
HUFFINGTON POST - The Deep Current in The Lost Ones
LA REVIEW OF BOOKS - No Safe Space
IRISH INDEPENDENT - Once Upon A Crime
WOMAN'S WAY - My Life In Books
IRISH EXAMINER - Eyes Like Mine
THE THRILL BEGINS - Debut Author Spotlight
THE BIG THRILL - Debut Author Spotlight
GREENACRE WRITERS - A Conversation
TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 SUMMER THRILLERS
BUSTLE BEST OF JULY
IBOOKS BEST OF JULY
KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW
BOOKISH MUST READ SUMMER BOOKS
WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF BOOKS
BOOK OXYGEN CRIME ROUNDUP
Newstalk appearance with George Hook, February 17, 2016
BBC1 appearance with Jo Good, February 6, 2017