Sandra Lowe Ireland

Sandra Ireland was born in Yorkshire, lived for many years in Éire, and is now based in Angus, Scotland. She began her writing career as a correspondent on a local newspaper, but quickly realised that fiction is much more intriguing than fact. In 2013 she was awarded a Carnegie-Cameron Scholarship to study for an Mlitt in Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee, graduating with a distinction in 2014.

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Books by Sandra Ireland

Beneath the Skin
Polygon, September 2016
Sandra Ireland - Beneath the Skin

Taking a job in the studio of an Edinburgh taxidermist probably isn’t Walt’s wisest decision. Suffering from combat stress and struggling to outrun the demons from his past, he now finds himself confronted by the undead on a daily basis.

His enigmatic boss, Alys, and her sister, Mouse, have their own uneasy relationship with the past. Someone doesn’t want to let them go. Can Walt save Mouse’s eight-year-old son, William, from becoming the next victim? And can he save himself?

Deliciously disturbing, this psychological thriller peels back the skin of one modern family to reveal the wounds no one wants to see. It deals with the effects of trauma and how facing up to vulnerability is sometimes the only way to let go of the past.

Bone Deep
Polygon, April 2018
Sandra Ireland - Bone Deep

A darkly Gothic tale set in an old watermill, this books is a contemporary telling of an old Scots legend

Dark secrets from the past shape the present. Lucie is a young woman who has fallen in love with the wrong man (her sister’s boyfriend), and, spurned by her family, she starts work for Mac, a retired academic with secrets aplenty of her own, who is researching a local myth about loyalty and betrayal.