The Good Father by Noah Hawley


This is such an epic book!

It tells the story of Dr. Paul Allen who lives a happy, near-idyllic life with his second wife and their twin boys. Then a knock comes on his door which blows his world apart: a popular presidential candidate has been shot and they say the person who pulled the trigger is Daniel, Paul’s son from his first failed marriage.

How could this have happened? Daniel was always a good kid and Paul is convinced his quite boy is not capable of murder. Ask yourself how would you react if this happened to you?

Told alternately from the point of view of the guilt-ridden, determined father and his meandering, evasive son, The Good Father is an emotional page-turner that keeps one guessing until the very end. This is an absorbing and honest novel about the responsibilities—and limitations—of being a parent and our capacity to provide our children with unconditional love in the face of an unthinkable situation.

A definitive recommendation.

Riveting, moving, unique. This novel deserves to become a classic”… Sophie Hannah


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.


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