Go Not Gently

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Juggling the school run with private investigating, Sal Kilkenny’s life is a strange mix of the dramatic and the domestic. Sal has two new clients: Jimmy Achebe wants her to confirm his suspicions of his wife’s infidelity and Agnes Donlan fears for her friend Lily, who has undergone a swift decline in her new nursing home. Sal soon finds herself in treacherous territory.

Sal Kilkenny #2


‘Deftly organised, with several surprising twists’ Evening Standard
‘An intelligent, gripping and often moving novel’ Val McDermid
‘A superb follow up to Cath Staincliffe’s highly acclaimed debut’ Peterborough Weekend Telegraph
‘Uncommonly engaging and celebrating a lifestyle in which battles with the budget are just as stressful as punch-ups with the baddies. Not what you’d call escapist, but zestful and involving’ Philip Oakes, Literary Review
‘Gritty, intelligent, humane and involving’ Big Issue
‘Warm, compassionate and engrossing…Staincliffe lifts the lid on issues such as mental health and abuse of the elderly in a realistic manner. Highly believable and a wonderful twist at the end’ Yorkshire Post
‘The snappy first person narrative delves into the dark sinister side of medicine in this gritty and involving yarn…Go not Gently is well worth reading’ Bradford Telegraph and Argus