Cork author Michelle Dunne has been reaping the success of her latest novel which is flying off the book shelves since its release last month.
Set on the streets of Cork city, the Cobh native’s thriller debut While Nobody Is Watching has sold many copies globally with rave reviews from authors and fans of her writing alike.
The book follows the story of main protagonist, Corporal Lynsey Ryan, who returns to deal with the troubled youth of Cork city after a peacekeeping mission which saw two killed in an explosion and the survivors’ lives changed forever.
The Irish Army veteran battles with the demons of post traumatic stress three years after the life-changing event as she tries to start her new life as a youth worker in the city.
After growing up in Cork, Ms Dunne herself left town and found herself wearing a blue helmet in South Lebanon after becoming attached to the UN.
As tracer rounds lit up the sky above her and artillery rained down, she learned the words of every patriotic Irish song ever written and how to smile, laugh, and joke about things.
Upon her return to Irish soil, Ms Dunne was promoted and following a spell back at college, now provides physiotherapy and staff training in nursing homes and hospitals all over Munster.
After the previous two successful book releases of It’s Just Turbulence and Did Someone Order Cactus?, her third novel is now in the running for the Best Crime Fiction category of the 2020 Irish Book Awards.