“Supernaturally good. It is an engaging, unusual, and thought-provoking book.” Irish Times

“A love story with supernatural overtones, and the feel of a thriller. It’s a fascinating and atmospheric read. With its complex four-part structure, and superb sense of place, Of Sea and Sand is, arguably, Denyse’s best book yet.” Examiner

“… a mind-bending journey in which reality and fantasy get intertwined.” Gulf News

Photograph of book Of Sea and Sand by Denyse Woods lying face down on table by window
Quote from book Of Sea and Sand


“A real treat … I read it in one sitting, holding my breath, such is Woods’ skill in building up tension.” Spectator Magazine

“Overnight to Innsbruck is a rare delight: a literary novel so brimming with atmosphere and interest, yet with page-turning appeal too. This stunning debut reminded me of Olivia Manning’s Balkan Trilogy.” Books Ireland

Photograph of cover of book Overnight to Innsbruck by Denyse Woods
Photograph of quote from book Overnight to Innsbruck by Denyse Woods


“The poetry of place and place names. The spot-on dialogue. The fascinating anatomising of feelings. Despite the Australian setting, Indian Pacific is equally – perhaps more – about Ireland.”
Tim Mackintosh-Smith

“The continual motion forward, the enjoyment of each halt, and the faded intensity of a friendship that may have run its course, as the silences between two women drizzle into the immensity of the Australian landscape.”
Anjali Joseph

Photoraph of Australian train at sunset
Photograph of quotation from Indian Pacific by Denyse Woods


“Like Nowhere Else is a wonderful novel. From the beautiful cover to the last page, I was captivated.” Ireland on Sunday

“If you enjoy books like The Bookseller of Kabul, this glimpse into another world is definitely for you.” Irish Independent

Photograph of book cover Like Nowhere Else by Denyse Woods
Photograph of quote from book Like Nowhere Else by Denyse Woods
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