The Long Hot Summer

Kathleen Macmahon

Determined to be different to other people, they have carved out a place for themselves in Irish life by the sheer force of their own personalities. But when a horrifying act of violence befalls television star Alma, a chain of events is set in motion that will leave even the MacEntees struggling to make sense of who they are.


As media storms rage about them and secrets rise to the surface, Deirdre the flamboyant matriarch is planning a birthday party for herself, and with it one final, shocking surprise.

From Kathleen MacMahon, the Number One bestselling author of This is How it Ends, comes this powerful and poignant novel capturing a moment in the life of one family.


Showbiz, politics, sex and death - this gorgeously written story tackles a lot of themes, all brilliantly done - Sunday Mirror

Breezy, perceptive, light-footed - Metro

The characters are so real that you become part of their lives and tragedies - Sainsbury's Magazine

A book you pray never to finish - Irish Country Magazine

This book romps along at pace that you can't help but get caught up with - Irish Independent 

Four Generations.
One Family.
The MacEntees are no ordinary family.

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