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WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT by Sheila O’Flanagan has made its mark on the bestseller lists in both the UK and Ireland. Sheila’s compelling new novel is riding high at Number 2 in Ireland for the second week. It dashed straight to Number 2 in Ireland and Number 9 in the UK on its first full week on sale. The book follows the lives of a mother and daughter, Lola and Bey, exploring the lasting significance of the definitive moments in their lives. Heat magazine called it ‘a fabulous tale with refreshingly inspiring heroines’.

WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT was published in paperback in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand by Headline on 22 February, following the success of its hardback and audio release in June 2017. South Africa readers can expect the paperback edition in late March. Lola and Bey’s story will be available in Canada this June.

Lola Fitzpatrick is bright and ambitious but she’s also headstrong and stubborn. When one evening, out of the blue, she has to make a life-changing choice, she decides quickly and rashly. And without a piece of vital information that might have changed everything.

Lola’s daughter Bey has inherited Lola’s determined nature. Yet her impulsive reactions place her in danger, leading her to run away from what she wants most. And then, one night, she’s standing in front of the man she loves, with her own choice to make…

For both Lola and Bey, everything changes in a moment. But their biggest mistakes might also turn out to be their greatest opportunities…

Readers will also be enchanted by Sheila’s next novel THE HIDEAWAY, out 31 May from Headline. Sheila recently signed a new two book deal with Headline, so fans of her work can anticipate two brand new titles in 2019 and 2020 from the Headline Review imprint. 

SHIELD OF LIES, the second novel in Sheila’s exhilarating Young Adult fantasy series, THE CRYSTAL RUN, was published by Hachette Children’s Books in paperback and ebook on March 8. 

Sheila O’Flanagan is the author of twenty-five thought-provoking, gripping and unforgettable Sunday Times and ebook bestsellers, including THE MISSING WIFE which was published in the US in February by Grand Central following its UK success. It became a Sunday Times and Irish Times paperback bestseller in 2017, as well as becoming a No.1 ebook bestseller, and one of Amazon’s Top Ten Bestselling ebooks of the year. Her interlinked short story collection CHRISTMAS WITH YOU reached No. 2 in the Irish bestseller lists in the run up to Christmas. Headline has sold over 7 million copies of Sheila’s books.

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‘A fabulous tale with refreshingly inspiring heroines’ — Sarah Hughes, Heat

‘The novel revolves around disasters and triumphs in the characters’ lives and the mother/daughter relationship is particularly well evoked’ — Sunday Express

‘This warm family story of mother and daughter takes us from an Irish farm to a glittering family jewellery business in Dublin, where all that glistens is not gold, and certain people need to learn that there are things in life more valuable than gold and diamonds’ — My Weekly

‘See the aftermath as this family tries to put right their mistakes. You’ll be rooting for them’ — Take A Break