Belfast Girls. 5 star ranking. Irish romantic thriller.
Belfast Girls is the story of three girls, Sheila, Phil and Mary, growing up into the new emerging post-conflict Belfast of money, drugs, high fashion and crime; and of their lives and loves.
Sheila, a supermodel, is kidnapped.
Phil is sent to prison.
Mary, surviving a drug overdose, has a spiritual awakening.
It is also the story of the men who matter to them –
John Branagh, former candidate for the priesthood, a modern Darcy, someone to love or hate. Will he and Sheila ever get together?
Davy Hagan, drug dealer, ‘mad, bad, and dangerous to know.’ Is Phil mad to have anything to do with him?
Although these girls come from different religious backgrounds, starting off as childhood friends, they manage to hold on to that friendship in spite of everything.
This is a book about contemporary Ireland and the modern life, a book which both men and women can enjoy.
It’s a thriller, a romance, a comedy, a drama – and it’s much more.
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Gerry McCullough, born and brought up in North Belfast, is an award winning short story writer, with a distinguished reputation. She has had between forty and fifty short stories published, broadcast, or collected in anthologies. In 2005 her story Primroses won the Cuirt Award (Galway Arts Festival) and she has won, been short listed, and been commended in a number of other competitions since.
Gerry lives just outside Bangor, not too far from Belfast. She is married to singer-songwriter and radio presenter Raymond McCullough, and has four children.
Gerry says of Belfast Girls, her first full-length work of fiction, “I’m over the moon to have Belfast Girls published! I hope everyone will enjoy reading it, and I specially hope that it will help people to understand more about my country.” Author Blog
‘In October 2011 Gerry’s second book Danger Danger was published by PreciousOil Productions.’