The third book for the Buddy Reads with the wonderful Nat is THE SPINNING HEART by Donal Ryan. I must admit that I love a good Irish novel and this one sounds great. If it's not I can just say that it was Nat's pick. It does sound good though.
Here is a synopsis -
In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds.
The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant.