Saturday 25 March 2017

The ending that frustrated 'Amber' viewers were denied

The surprise hit drama ended inconclusively, leaving many of the RTE series' 779,000 viewers puzzled and annoyed. Here novelist and writer MARTINA DEVLIN re-imagines the conclusion the audience craved, but the producers did not provide

Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

A meeting between Damien Jackson, suspect in the Amber Bailey case, and his solicitor Niamh McMahon. It takes place in a spartan room in a garda station.

Jackson is the dog-walker who spoke to Amber on the day her father brought her and her brother to the beach to fly a kite. He has been arrested on suspicion of withholding information relating to a missing person.

Sergeant Karen Mulcahy traced him through a chat room, after he posted remarks online about Amber to another teenage girl – indicating knowledge about her movements on the day she disappeared.

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