Agent : Rebecca Ritchie
Born in Australia, Amanda Geard has lived all over the world, from a houseboat in London to a Norwegian Island, before settling in County Kerry in Ireland.
The author’s adopted home in the west of Ireland inspired her debut novel which is set in the fictional Blackwater Hall, the ancestral home of the Rathmore family and where a young woman vanishes in 1940, assumed drowned in the lough. Decades later, a faded letter, tucked inside the pages of an old book, is discovered by a young journalist, who begins to unravel the mystery that holds the key to the girl’s disappearance.
The Secrets of Blackwater Hall will be published by Headline Review in 2022.