Tell Me What I Am


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$30.00  $27.90
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5.9 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Una Mannion was born in Philadelphia and now lives in County Sligo, Ireland. She is the author of the novel A Crooked Tree.


"I tore through this book with my heart in my throat, desperate to know what happens, but also not wanting it to end. It's the perfect combination of really good writing, a propulsive plot, and fully realized characters. I'll read anything Una Mannion writes." -- Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes and The Half Moon

"Sharp, poignant, thrilling and moving . . . . Tell Me What I Am is the kind of richly drawn, achingly atmospheric crime novel you can totally immerse yourself in." -- Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End

"Tell Me What I Am by Una Mannion is very VERY good. About the impact on her family when a woman disappears, it's vividly real. The writing is beautiful, the emotions are conveyed exquisitely. There's love here as well as pain." -- Marian Keyes, New York Times bestselling author of Sushi for Beginners and Grown Ups

"This beautiful, haunting novel beats with the heart of a thriller, but is so much more. Una Mannion is a writer of extraordinary talent, compassion and power." -- Louise Kennedy, author of Trespasses

"In this outstanding mystery . . . . Mannion expertly intertwines Nessa and Ruby's stories via visceral, close-third-person narration that alternates perspectives, and weaves through time to build tension and dole out reveals. Her subtly shaded characters add nuance and poignancy. This artful slow burn should earn Mannion new fans." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

". . . a cleverly paced, slow burning psychological thriller steeped in family secrets . . . . Mannion's use of language is spare and unembellished, adding a seamless fit to the dark tenor of the story . . . . A deep-probing, layered story undulating through the shadows of domestic violence, Tell Me What I Am is a finely wrought psychological thriller that will intrigue the discerning reader . . . . It will surely provide a lively topic for book club discussion." -- The New York Journal of Books

"Mannion creates an emotionally charged yet gently paced thriller that evokes the doubt and anguish that arise after uncertain loss . . . . Through a relentlessly tempestuous coming-of-age journey, Ruby emerges as a strong, capable young adult." -- Booklist (starred review)

"The novel's great strength lies in its arresting portrait of adolescence . . . . Socially conscious . . . . Between Nessa's rage and the novel's repeated references to troubled, abusive men -- from Boko Haram to Dick Cheney to the murderers of Medusa, Tell Me What I Am demands an answer about a state-of-mind as well as an identity." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune