Even in suburban Ireland, stay-at-home wives with young children hide behind their Instagram filters while their real home life falls apart. Ciara and Lauren are neighbors—but certainly not friends. Lauren’s life is chaotic but is based on love. Ciara, an important, at least in her own mind, Instagram influencer, has an enviable life from the outside. But inside her home, the Dirty Laundry is both physical and metaphorical.
Some people just deserve to die.
When Ciara is found dead, there are plenty of suspects. Was it Lauren? Was it the husband that Ciara had married for his money with little, if any, love between them? Or could have Ciara’s best friend, Mishti, an Indian ex-pat, done it? And if so, why?
The entire book is a flashback. While I normally abhor those types of plots, this one kept my interest. Almost everyone in this small cul-de-sac has a secret. Their lives are driven by selfishness. I read Dirty Laundry in a one-day frenzy because I just couldn’t wait to find out what the next twist would reveal. If you like twisty slice-of-life domestic thrillers with an unusual setting, don’t miss this book. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Ballantine Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.