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'It's a sensational book. I read it in two sittings. I've read thrillers that have less drama than your story. It is unputdownable'

Pat Kenny

Newstalk Radio

'A powerful beautifully written book...a life affirming tribute to love, courage,  family, medics and your own personal fortitude. It is superbly written'

Joe Duffy,

RTE Radio 1

'A remarkable book ... beautiful tribute to Brian and a love letter to the health service'

Ryan Tubridy,

The Late Late Show

'What a tribute to your husband Brian, to love & to surviving. Huge congratulations on penning such a raw, tender, honest & moving account of the last two years'

Sinead Moriarty


'From such incredible loss, including learning how to walk, talk, use her limbs again and confront PTSD, the power of Zoe's voice and her hope despite the odds  and the incredible acts of human kindness she has encountered on this journey - has taken my breath away'

Dearbhail McDonald

Author & Broadcaster


While there are many moments to move you to tears, there are also many moments of humour, which will make you smile..she is able to draw on her own reserves of humour to get through the most painful situations.

As the Smoke Clears is both a tender love story and a heart-rending testimony to Zoe’s own spirit and resilience. Her gratitude to those who helped her through every stage of the past few years... is powerful and moving. She is an inspiration.'

Ann Dunne

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