Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Girl I Used To Know by Faith Hogan

Genre: Women’s Fiction
How many Pages? 298
Release Date: 1st Dec 2017
Publisher: Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus)
A beautiful, emotive and spell-binding story of two women who find friendship and second chances
when they least expect it. Perfect for the fans of Patricia Scanlan. 
Amanda King and Tess Cuffe are strangers who share the same Georgian house, but their lives couldn't
be more different. 
Amanda seems to have it all, absolute perfection. She projects all the accoutrements of a lady who lunches.
Sadly, the reality is a soulless home, an unfaithful husband and a very lonely heart. 
By comparison, in the basement flat, unwanted tenant Tess has spent a lifetime hiding and shutting her
heart to love. 
It takes a bossy doctor, a handsome gardener, a pushy teenager and an abandoned cat to show these two
women that sometimes letting go is the first step to moving forward and new friendships can come from the
most unlikely situations.


Faith Hogan is an original voice in women’s fiction. Her stories are warm and rooted in a contemporary
Irish landscape which has lost none of its wit, charm or emotion thanks to its modern vibe. 

Faith was born in Ireland. She gained an Honours Degree in English Literature and Psychology from
Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree from University College, Galway. She was a winner
in the 2014 Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair – an international competition for emerging writers.

Her debut novel 'My Husbands Wives' is a contemporary women's fiction novel set in Dublin, published
by Aria Fiction in 2016. Her second novel, 'Secrets We Keep,' is published in February 2017 - it has been
included on the Netgalley 'Hot List 2017.' Her third novel - 'The Girl I Used To Know' is out in
December 2017.

She is currently working on her next novel. She lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four
children and a rather busy chocolate Labrador. She's a writer, reader, enthusiastic dog walker and
reluctant jogger - except of course when it is raining!

Twitter: @gerhogan

A SIGNED COPY OF THE GIRL I USED TO KNOW (open internationally)


  1. My best friend is always there when I need someone to talk to.

  2. My best friend is my husband, he is always there for me.

  3. my best friend is my hubby, we are always there for each other

  4. My best friends are my hubby and dog - not sure if that's the right order!

  5. My best friend is my husband, my soul-mate.

  6. Could say I have an unlikely friendship. My bf's x-wife and I are the best of friends. We were friends when they started going out, as Pip and I never fell out, we just didn't feel that way about each other but remained friends. I even stayed over several times (especially at Christmas) and never left like I was intruding and even went to their wedding. Become firm friends over time, unfortunately the wonderful Pip left us a few years ago due to an illness caused by something he had when he was younger (wasn't unexpected but still a massive shock) but myself and Trish are still best friends and I can thank him for giving me such a wonderful friend. Apologising for the long essay, just thought it was better to explain why it might have been an unusual friendship.