A Famished Heart: An exclusive extract from Nicola White's first novel for crime imprint Viper

A Famished Heart: An exclusive extract from Nicola White's first novel for crime imprint Viper

Serpent's Tail's new crime imprint Viper has snapped up this "poignant and haunting crime novel" by Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award winner White. The novel, the first in a powerful new crime trilogy set in 1980s Dublin, exploring the power of the Catholic Church and the powerlessness of unmarried women, will be Viper's first title and will be published in February 2020. Read an exclusive extract from A Famished Heart here.

Chapter One 
Dublin, 1982

Father Timoney rang the doorbell a third time. Listened to the soft bing-bong resonate somewhere deep in the house. A figurine of the Ch...

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