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‘Unforgettable’ Observer
‘Masterful’ Irish Times
‘Explosive’ The Telegraph

For those of you wanting a captivating and compelling read for your book group this summer, look no further than Kala by Colin Walsh, and use these reading group questions to fuel some invigorating discussions!

More about the book:

‘We used to be such a force, back then when she was still with us. What happened to her?’

In the seaside town of Kinlough three old friends are thrown together for the first time in years. They – Helen, Joe and Mush – were part of an original group of six inseparable teenagers in the summer of 2003, with motherless, reckless Kala Lanann as their group’s white-hot centre. Soon after that summer’s peak, Kala disappeared without a trace.

Now it’s fifteen years later. Human remains have been discovered in the woods. Two more girls have gone missing. As past and present begin to collide, the estranged friends are forced to confront their own complicity in the events that led to Kala’s disappearance…

‘A gritty heartbreaker of a thriller… a spectacular read for Donna Tartt and Tana French fans’ Kirkus
‘The thriller of the moment’ The i Paper, Best Summer Reads
‘Tana French fans will relish Kala’ Guardian, Best Summer Reads
‘A compulsive joy’ Daily Mail
‘Kala heralds an exciting new voice’ Observer


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