A book review of the novel Himself by Jess Kidd. Post may contain affiliate links.
I loved the book Himself by Jess Kidd. In absolute perfect timing, I was reading it over St. Patrick’s Day.
The main character of the book is Mahony. Mahony was abandoned at an orphanage as a baby. When he receives a note that there might be something more than just his mammy giving him up, he returns to the place of his birth, Muldering.
The townspeople immediately recognize his dark eyes and good looks. He is the son of Orla Sweeney. There is plenty of mystery around the disappearance of Orla Sweeney. Some say she abandoned Mahony and set off to make a life for herself, others hint that something more sinister might have happened.
Mahony is befriended by old Mrs. Cauley. Mrs. Cauley, a retired theatre actress, helps Mahony in his quest, stirring up quite a few secrets along the way.
Not just a mystery, there is plenty of old Irish folklore, magic and humor thrown in.
I received an ARC copy of the book.