Sheila Bugler grew up in the west of Ireland. After studying Psychology at University College Galway, she left Ireland and worked in Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and Argentina before finally settling in London, where she lives with her husband Sean, and their children, Luke and Ruby.
In 2008, she was one of four writers to be offered a place on the Arts Council-funded Apprenticeships in Fiction programme – a mentoring scheme designed to nurture emerging writers in the UK and Ireland.
When not writing, Sheila works as an online editor and writer and is also a regular contributor to the writing magazine Words With Jam.
Never to Forget is her first novel. She is currently working on a sequel.
NEVER TO FORGET
Set amongst the first- and second-generation Irish community in Greenwich and Lewisham, Never to Forget features Maeve Mahoney, a former Detective Inspector.
Maeve’s hunt to find a missing child brings her face to face with a manipulative killer who’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants…
Lee, South-East London. Roisín Cullen, ten years’ old, is abducted on her way to school. No witnesses, no leads.
Following a violent showdown with her husband’s killer, Maeve Mahoney is forced to resign from her job as Detective Inspector. When she is asked to help find the missing child, she jumps at the chance. Full-time parenting is hard work – she needs a break. Plus, the job might distract her from the discovery she’s just made about her past, something she dreads sharing with the rest of her family.
Roisín’s abductor, Brian O’Grady, believes Roisín is his missing sister, Marion. Desperate to give Marion the perfect childhood she lost, it has taken him a long time to find her. Now they’re together he won’t let anyone take her away.
As Maeve lifts the lid on her own disturbed childhood and her sister’s brutal death, her personal life is torn apart. All that keeps her going are her children, and the prospect of rescuing the missing child. Maeve couldn’t save her sister. She’s not about to let the same thing happen with Roisín.
Unfortunately, someone else wants Roisín too. Simon Wilson is a violent predator who has worked out where O’Grady is hiding her. If all goes to plan, he’ll soon have the girl to himself.
As Maeve pursues O’Grady with a relentless determination, she is blind to the fact that Wilson is the real danger. Every step closer to O’Grady draws her closer to a fatal confrontation with Wilson, changing Maeve’s life forever.
To be published by Brandon Books, an imprint of The O’Brien Press, Ireland.