Stiflingly hot…


A strong tale that weaves together the stories of four generations of an Irish family. From politics to abortion, muggings to deportation, theft, misunderstood childhoods and the complexities of adult relationships… this book has them all.

The author has an easy flowing writing style that draws you in — there’s no shocking heart-in-mouth moments despite the gravity of some of the situations yet you are drawn into to this compelling tale to find out about the family.

This is my first book by Kathleen MacMahon but won’t be my last.

Told with wit, passion and astute observation, The Long Hot Summer is a fabulous read for lovers of family sagas, dysfunctional relationships and Irish writers.

MetLineReader rating 4 ☀️☀️☀️☀️

About This Book

Nine Lives.
Four Generations.
One Family.

The MacEntees are no ordinary family. 

Determined to be different to other people, they have carved out a place for themselves in Irish life by the sheer force of their own personalities. But when a horrifying act of violence befalls television star Alma, a chain of events is set in motion that will leave even the MacEntees struggling to make sense of who they are.

As media storms rage about them and secrets rise to the surface, Deirdre the flamboyant matriarch is planning a birthday party for herself, and with it one final, shocking surprise. 

From Kathleen MacMahon, the Number One bestselling author of This is How it Ends, comes this powerful and poignant novel capturing a moment in the life of one family.


The Long Hot Summer by Kathleen MacMahon is published on 16th June by Sphere, an imprint of Little Brown Book Group UK and can be purchased from Amazon UK.  I received an advance review copy from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Author: metlinereader

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