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Feb 1, 2023

'utterly original, emotionally astute and funny’ FLING is published today by Pan Macmillan

Joseph Murray’s

Having an affair might not always mean being unfaithful . . .

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Tara loved Colin at first sight. Colin loved Tara at first fight. That’s when they knew they were meant for each other.

But after six years, their marriage has started to crumble. Unable to recapture the spark they once had, it seems it’s all over. Until they meet their 100% match on a controversial new dating app – Fling.

At once heartfelt and hilarious, Fling by Joseph Murray is the story of a fateful – and faithful – affair to remind us all that sometimes, what you’re looking for might just be closer than you think.

Praise for Fling

“A literary soul brother to the likes of Marian Keyes and Beth O’Leary…Fling is a high-concept novel, but also a smart look at the current dating climate and online culture..”

Tanya Sweeny, Irish Independent

“mischievous new voice in Irish fiction. ..a rare combination here: a page-turner with a convincing moral pulsing at its heart….

Maggie Armstrong, Irish Independent

“Utterly original, emotionally astute and funny, FLING is a fantastic read that genuinely warmed my heart. Murray is a bright and talented new voice in fiction.”

Laura Jane Williams, author of Lovestruck

“The freshest, sexiest, funniest and most poignant book I’ve read in a very long time. I defy any reader not to want to stand and cheer at the end”

Claudia Carroll

“Set to be the funniest book of 2023, Fling is a lightning-fast romcom full of comic capers, heartfelt moments and completely loveable characters. It's hilarious and original, with a genius concept that is begging for the big screen. One of the best books I've read this year”

Laura Price, author of Single Bald Female

“Fresh, funny, genuinely heartwarming”

Catherine Walsh

“Fabulous! A beautiful rom-com of the Nora Ephron variety”

Edel Coffey 

'Romance, he wrote.. meet the new generation of male authours writing about modern love, dating and relationships'

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