Ordinary Human Failings by Megan Nolan

Staff Pick

At first, this book has the feel of a murder mystery or a true crime narrative--the plot initially centers on the mysterious death of a young girl in a 1990s London housing estate. The prime suspect is another 10-year-old, the daughter of a newly arrived Irish family who are already treated as social pariahs. When a young newsman looking to make a name for himself sequesters the family in a hotel and plies them with alcohol to unearth dark secrets, what is revealed is a tale of lives unlived, with each individual a victim of circumstance. As Nolan hits the core of the fragility of the human experience her novel shows her to be a talented  young author on her way up. 

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ISBN: 9780316567787
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 6th, 2024