Anne Tiernan’s debut draws on her family history of suicide for a moving, darkly inspired read

Book review

Anne Tiernan employs skilled storytelling on her debut

Emily Hourican

The Last Days of Joy begins with a letter from the author, Anne Tiernan, in which she explains that for years, she felt “little about my mother’s suicide. I felt sad in a removed way... I always knew deep down it would never end well for her.”