Rules of the Road
Ciara Geraghty, Read by Aoife McMahon

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Narrated By: Aoife McMahon

Duration: 9 hours and 47 minutes

What to expect

Gripping, emotional and uplifting – a novel about the true power of friendship.

’A superb writer – the Irish Jojo Moyes’ Irish Examiner

The simple fact of the matter is that Iris loves life. Maybe she’s forgotten that. Sometimes that happens, doesn’t it? To the best of us? All I have to do is remind her of that one simple fact.

Monday morning starts like any other – until Terry discovers her best friend Iris has gone missing. Finding her takes Terry, Iris and Terry’s confused father Eugene, into an extraordinary journey – one that will change all of their lives. And, along the way, what should be the worst six days of Terry’s life turn into the best.

Because friendship teaches us all to be brave. And, sometimes, the rules are made to be broken.


Modern & contemporary fiction

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Praise for Rules of the Road:

‘A road-trip story celebrating friendship, loyalty and acts of courage… This is a tender, emotional and uplifting read that manages to be as funny as it is heartbreaking. I loved it’ Lucy Diamond

‘As a celebration of female friendship, you need look no further. A tear-inducing read with undeniable warmthWoman

‘In this uplifting novel … what should be the worst six days of the narrator Terry’s life turn into the best…friendship can teach us to be brave, and this magical read certainly affirms thisWoman’s Weekly
Very funny, very moving and utterly unsentimental…as Terry discovers what makes life worth living.’ Irish Times

‘A genuine feel-good hit […]Geraghty's tightly wound adventure is as touching as it is entertainingIndependent

A book to be shared, a book to be cherished … an homage to the strength of friendship and a celebration of life in all its colours’ Mairead Hearne, Swirl and Thread

‘Infused with warmth, humour and human understanding. An homage to life and fantastic friendships, this book will warm the cockles of your heart.’ Justine Carberry, Sunday Independent

A beautiful, touching story that both warms and breaks the heart. Rules of the Road is a poignant celebration of the power of friendship, and how to live life your own way.’ Phaedra Patrick, bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

Funny, gentle, compassionate and wise’ Anne Cunningham, Meath Chronicle

Tender, funny, and heartbreaking… Ciara Geraghty is a wonderful writer’ Hazel Gaynor

‘Geraghty combines sadness with humour, handling the delicate balance very cleverly.’ Irish Times