Sheila O’Flanagan’s wonderful new novel WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT, published on 1st June by Headline in hardback and trade paperback, went straight to #2 in the Irish bestseller charts, only narrowly beaten by Paula Hawkins by just a handful of copies. Four weeks after publication it’s still holding strong at #2, while the paperback of her previous title THE MISSING WIFE is also riding high in the charts.

THE MISSING WIFE currently dominates the Kindle list at #1, while the paperback was still in the Top Ten charts three months after its publication on 9th March, breaking the author’s record for number of consecutive weeks in the bestseller chart before. It will be published in the US in February 2018 by Grand Central, and rights have been sold in the Czech Republic, Russia, Estonia and Germany.

Read Sheila O’Flanagan’s fascinating piece in The Irish Times about the research and writing for WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT.

Sheila O’Flanagan is the award-winning author of over twenty novels, including MY MOTHER’S SECRET, IF YOU WERE ME, ALL FOR YOU (winner of the Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award) and BAD BEHAVIOUR, as well as the bestselling short story collections DESTINATIONS, CONNECTIONS and A SEASON TO REMEMBER.

In 2016 Hodder Children’s Books published THE CRYSTAL RUN, her first book for younger readers. The paperback came out in May 2017, with the follow-up THE CRYSTAL RUN: SHIELD OF LIES due in 2018.

Sheila was awarded the prestigious Irish Tatler Woman of the Year Award in 2003, and currently lives in Dublin with her husband. Her books have sold over 6.5 million copies in English alone.

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‘A fabulous tale with refreshingly inspiring heroines ***** (5 stars)’ – Sarah Hughes, Heat


‘Another first class bestseller. I read the book in one sitting as it was so enjoyable, full of romance and kept you riveted until the last page. A must for all Sheila's fans.’ – Woman's Way

‘A smart and twisty yarn.’ – Heat

‘O'Flanagan's lightness of touch and gentle characterisations have produced another fine read; an ideal addition to that summer holiday.’ – Sunday Express

‘A lovely book that will keep you guessing right up until the end.’ – Bella

‘Insightful, witty and full of fun... This is touching, tense and clever writing.’ – Irish Independent

‘This GONE GIRL-esque novel will have you gripped until the very end ****.’ – Look

‘Must-read’ – Daily Express