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Mar 21, 2024

‘propulsive, thought-provoking and unputdownable’
In Her Place is published today by Sphere

Edel Coffey’s

From the #1 bestselling author of Breaking Point and winner of Crime Novel of the Year at
the An Post Irish Book Awards.

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Who is the other woman? That's for you to decide.

Ann devoted years to her mother's care - and now she's gone, Ann feels lost.

Justin is also grieving, but his wife is still alive. Deborah is in a coma and she doesn't have

long left.

When the two meet, they are instantly drawn to one another and, before long, they've fallen deeply in love.

Ann quickly moves in with Justin and his little girl, making them the perfect family. But just as Ann settles into her new life, Justin's is turned upside down. Unexpectedly, his wife has survived. Deborah is coming home.

Neither knows what to do. But one thing is certain: Ann has earned the life Deborah left behind, and she plans to keep it . . .

Praise for In Her Place

“Edel Coffey is like an Irish Jodi Picoult! In Her Place examines "the other woman" conundrum from two different perspectives. It's propulsive, thought-provoking and unputdownable”

Marian Keyes

"In Her Place has so many twists and turns, I genuinely didn’t know what was going to happen next. It’s a thought-provoking thriller with a brilliant premise – this one is going to be a Book Club favourite in 2024!”

Louise O'Neill

“An incredible read of despair, love, hope and betrayal. I thoroughly enjoyed it”

Liz Nugent

“Page-turning, twisty, captivating”

Sinead Moriarty

“Non-stop pace, a stellar example of dilemma-noir. Clever, fresh, dark and thought-provoking”

Andrea Mara

“Goes right to the heart of human relationships. Emotionally complex, compelling and thought-provoking”

Jane Casey


Elaine Feeney

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