Dan Starkey is a young journalist in Belfast, who shares with his wife, Patricia, a prodigious appetite for drinking and dancing. Then Dan meets a beautiful and apparently impoverished student. And then, terrifyingly, she is murdered. Is it because she was not exactly who she claimed to be? Is it the IRA? A Protestant extremist group? A jealous lover? Before long, Dan is a target himself.…
"Hysterically funny one-liners and sinister Kafkaesque developments..." (
" Divorcing Jack is richly paranoid and very funny, it manages to say more about the Troubles in 280 vivid pages than reams of earnest reportage ever could." ( Sunday Times)
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Rather an uncomfortable listen
I don't really know what to make of this book. The way it is written is quite lighthearted and often very very funny, but the story is far from amusing, and I found it difficult to square the one with the other. An odd one, definitely, and although I might be tempted to try the next in the series, I don't think I'll be listening to it anytime soon.
Not his best work
- Richard Millar