Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry


SECRETS, DESIRE, BLOOD... It all comes out in the wash

'Intelligent, perfectly observed, more-ish - I devoured it in two days' Poorna Bell, In Case of Emergency

'I was glued to this entertaining story of motherhood, marriage and friendship' Daily Mail


Keep your friends close and your neighbours closer...

Ciara has it all - a loving husband, well-behaved children and an immaculate home. But behind the filters, her reality is far from what it seems.

Mishti is stuck in a loveless marriage, raising her daughter in a country that is too cold, among children who look nothing like her.

Lauren is mostly happy, despite being judged for letting her kids run naked, wild and free.

Then Ciara is found murdered in her pristine home and suddenly everyone is a suspect.

Hushed whispers, secret rendezvous and bloody betrayals . . .

Everyone has their dirty laundry, but this goes beyond gossip.

This is all-out war.

A deliciously scandalous page-turner about the dark side of suburbia that peels back the layers of Ciara's insta-perfect life to reveal friendships gone rotten, manipulation masquerading as love and families riddled with lies . . .


'Bose masterfully creates deeply drawn and utterly human characters in this powerful suspense debut' Liv Constantine, The Last Mrs Parrish

'A delicious take on people behaving badly' Darby Kane, Pretty Little Wife

'With deep dark secrets and twisted webs of lies, Dirty Laundry is everything I want in a book - Desperate Housewives in a small-town setting, each turn in the story even better than the last' Andrea Mara, All Her Fault

'A riveting debut, and Bose is a writer to watch' Joshilyn Jackson, Mother May I

'Extraordinary! Absolutely compelling, original and intriguing. Domestic noir at its very finest' Liz Nugent, Unraveling Oliver

'A thought provoking, pacy thriller' Red

'Delicious and devious. Bose takes a scalpel to suburban family life, expertly drilling down through the Insta-perfect surface to its dark, messy core. I loved it' Tammy Cohen, The Wedding Party

'Real Housewives fans will devour this debut that simmers with discontent and deceit' Liz Alterman, The Perfect Neighborhood


  • A twisty tale of love gone wrong
    Joshilyn Jackson, Mother May I

About the author

Disha Bose

Disha Bose was born and raised in India, and has lived in Calcutta, London, and Dublin. She worked in the tech industry before joining the Masters in creative writing programme at University College Dublin. She was shortlisted for the DNA Short Story Prize for 2016, and her poetry and short stories have appeared in The Incubator Journal, The Galway Review, Cultured Vultures, and Headstuff. Her travel pieces have appeared in the Economic Times of India and Coldnoon. She now lives in Cork, Ireland. Dirty Laundry is her debut novel.
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