Lara has a passion for travel, history, mythology, and bad yet entertaining books.
Mankind has debated the existence of a soul from the moment they could think beyond the physical world. To have a soul is to be an individual. But what if it was not so simple? What if you were four people sharing one soul? Would you give up your own individuality and identity to live a better life? Or would you fight for the right to be you?
Lara Coghlan is a writer currently living in a Garret in Belfast. She has lived in Ireland, England and Italy, and has worked as an historical actor and a journalist. Lara has written for the Danish literary journal, "Overgrunden". An avid writer, she has various works in progress: Adelaide in Four Movements is her debut novel. Her inspiration was sparked by the curious things that happen in nature, and wondering about the big questions regarding the Soul of Mankind.
On a more practical level she wanted to read a novel with more than one female character and decided if you want something done you have to do it yourself!
A nightmarish tale set in Dublin guaranteed to thrill and unsettle you.
"Four little girls were born in the same area of Dublin in December 1986. They were healthy, happy, and full of promise. Their mothers named them all ‘Adelaide.’ By March 2011 three of them would be dead. Two of the girls were murdered. One committed suicide. Not one of them showed any psychopathology. They came from secure homes. They had no logical reason for turning on each other and fighting to the death.
The reason they did so was because they shared the same soul. One soul split in four bodies. Tragically each girl had a sense of what made her unique and the determination to fight for it. The women grew to see each other as predator and prey and thanks to their ruthless self-adjustment there was finally one soul in one body. This is their story."