"Domestic Noir with believable characters and a clever, corkscrew plot." - Sue Leonard in the Irish Examiner - Beginner s Pluck column
"The Other Side Of The Wall by Andrea Mara is a debut novel that will absolutely knock your socks off and leave you looking at your neighbours in a whole new light... Gripping, enthralling, and downright creepy, this novel has got it all. It s the epitome of what a psychological thriller novel should be, and will leave you asking the question, do you ever really know what happens behind closed doors?" - Books Of All Kinds
"As a reader it feels as though she is telling the story to you alone, whispered confidentially in a quiet corner of a coffee shop in leafy south Dublin. It did not feel like a tentative first book by an aspiring writer, instead it has the confidence and sure touch of an established author." - OftenCalledCathy
"A twisting tale of evil lurking behind a suburban hall door" - Sinead Crowley - Author of One Bad Turn
"This is a prime example of a superior grip lit book. From the first eerie chapter to the very last page it is quite literally unputdownable with an abundance of 'oh' moments throughout. The characters are well developed and the subplots all deal with everyday-life issues that everyone I know will relate to. Honestly, a very, very superior debut." - Margaret Scott, author of The Fallout
"Finished it in three sittings... Grips and twists to the very end. A very clever and accomplished book." - Emily Hourican, author of The Privileged
"Andrea Mara has written a remarkable debut novel that will make you reflect on what really goes on behind closed doors. The Other Side of The Wall is a well balanced novel that moves along at a very fast pace"--Mairead Hearne reviewing on writing.ie and on her own blog Swirl and Thread
"I read this in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it - the right side of chillingly good" - Woman's Way
"I absolutely loved it, the twists & turns were outstanding. I found myself thinking about the characters when the book wasn't in my hands, I needed to know more. It s a hard book to put down once you start and I love that!"- Nicola Naessens, SimplyHomemadeBlog
"Andrea Mara managed to build suspense and create such a fast paced and intense mystery that if, by some miracle, my two smallies hadn t needed food, naps, nappy changes, toys from under the couch, I would easily read it in one sitting... Excellent debut novel by Andrea Mara a must read!" - Michelle Teahan--MammyMayI
About the Author
The Other Side of the Wall is the debut novel by Andrea Mara, a Dublin based freelance writer and award-winning blogger (OfficeMum.ie).
Andrea worked for 17 years in Dublin s IFSC before moving into freelance writing now she writes lifestyle features for Irish newspapers, magazines, and websites. She s won a number of best parenting blog awards for OfficeMum.ie, where she writes about the everyday chaos of bringing up her three young children.
Her first novel was partly inspired by the very regular night-time waking of her youngest child, though she s quick to clarify - unlike her main character she never saw a body in the garden next door.