Here's What the Readers Had to Say ...
While Nobody Is Watching
"Page turning thriller debut from someone who knows the world's trouble spots up close. Michelle Dunne is the real deal." - Cathy Kelly
Set against a backdrop of Cork’s less salubrious back streets, and populated by a colourful cast of addicts, prostitutes, young offenders and former soldiers, While Nobody is Watching is a fast-paced thriller with a flawed but dynamic heroine at its heart ... Ryan herself is a gripping character as she battles her invisible enemies, the most vicious of which is the guilt which makes her life a living hell. - The Irish Times
Dunne’s portrayal of Lindsey’s efforts to keep PTSD at bay, which include both positive and incredibly self-destructive actions to get her out of her own head, is masterful, combining sensitive characterization and great plotting - Booklist
"Phenominal! Absolutely loved every bit of this book. I didn't want it to end. I couldn't put it down."
"This book has it all, action, adventure, emotions, mystery, real life experiences, physical emotion and mental health. Michelle Dunne has struck gold with this story that strikes at the heart of its readers."
"The strong protagonist pulled me into her world from page 1 and didn't let go. I was instantly invested in Lindsey and was smugly confident that I knew who the antagonist right up to the end...when I was proven totally wrong."
"While Nobody Is Watching is a gripping thriller that deals with gritty real world issues. The author’s military background and experience translates into a high degree of authenticity in dealing with subjects like PTSD, guilt and trauma. This is no boys own ‘action fantasy,’ this is a down and dirty psychological thriller rooted in the reality of ex-services life as Lindsey Ryan fights her personal demons."
"Michelle Dunne takes you to several worlds, only one of which is known to most of us. Seen through the eyes of Lindsey Ryan we are introduced to troubled children, drug addiction and the horrors of armed conflict overseas. Her story is full of authentic characters, including a wonderful canine, all bearing their different baggage and with different outlooks. It’s a great and often disturbing read."
"Powerful and affecting"
The Turbulent Series
"First 'girly' book I've read in years and I loved it. Turbulent is a perfect description. Literally couldn't put it down!"
"It was very funny and a really enjoyable read. Sad bits too but the balance was brilliant. Its amazing to see how real and true friends can endure and overcome with each others help no matter the distance between them."
"Great characters that you can really relate to. You can see yourself and friends in Alison, Jen and Erin. Serious topics are handled with sensitivity and humour. Once you start reading, you won't be able to put it down!"
"Although I'm not usually a "chick-lit" fan, I really enjoyed this book and I ripped through it. None of the characters were overly sweet, in fact all three heroines were the closest thing to "real women" that I've found in a book for quite a while. Lots of drama, lots of laughs. You'll want to keep turning the page to see what's coming. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series."
"This is the second book I've bought from this author and yet again I wasn't disappointed. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down - I found myself going to bed at 6pm each night until it was finished!! The author has a lovely writing style which draws you in straight away, great wit and very thought provoking. I would highly recommend!"
"Tangible, believable characters in unusual situations, makes for very entertaining reading. the writer writes from the heart and one can't help wondering if there is a large part of her psyche in each of the ladies involved... the book was recommended by a friend and though I never envisioned myself as a (chick lit) reader, excuse the expression, I thoroughly enjoyed it.... 5 stars easily"
"I really enjoyed this book. The characters were realistically flawed and while there are three different stories going on, each one is equally entertaining and they intertwine well. I got through the book in two enjoyable sittings!"
"Tension, love and friendship abound. A great read, funny, sad and apprehension was all contained within the pages. Truly a 5 star read."~
"Fantastic read, I felt that I really got to know the characters through the authors style of writing, and immediately became engrossed in the book, finishing it in record time.. Would highly recommend this book and am already looking forward to reading more from this author!"
"I absolutely loved this book, the characters were so real, I felt like I knew them. A sign of a good book when you are lonesome for the characters when you finish it. Well done Michelle Dunne, look forward to the next book!"
"Refreshing, quickfire wit tangible strong characters.... the lady has a great career in front of her!!! Looking forward to book three..."
"Loved it. Very hard to put down. It keeps you interested throughout as you are following three different lives that all meet in the end."
"I'm not usually one to write reviews but I had to recommend this book as a great read!! Funny and thought provoking I couldn't put it down - 5 star all the way for this book!!! Enjoy everyone."
"Good friends, Jen, Alison, and Erin experience difficulties with life, love, and relationships as they enter the pivotal years of adulthood. Each girl has their own plans and dreams, but life throws them a few major curve balls that have them re-examining their lives. Men, careers, insecurities, weight problems, alcohol problems, and a host of other odd ball characters and issues compound the lives of these young women. Each of them are grappling with some really heavy problems especially when it comes to men. But, one of these girls will face a betrayal that will give all of them a huge wake up call. This book is an excellent foundation for future instalments in this series"
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