"It's impossible to look away from this love story – it is unexpectedly quirky, grown-up but pleasingly whimsical. This is How It Ends will leave you feeling utterly bereft to no longer be in its company."
Catherine Flynn/Author
"I was moved by 'This Is How It Ends', a tender - but never sentimental - story of unlikely love."
Vanessa Berridge/The Express
"The issues the book raises are the eternal ones of loss, deceit and inadequacy. MacMahon’s prose fizzes from page one, capturing the imagination and holding the reader."

A heartbreaking love story, set against the dramatic backdrop of Obama's election and the global financial crisis.

"MacMahon is an extraordinarily self-disciplined writer. Her dialogue couldn't appear more naturalistic. Her prose couldn't be tighter; yet it could not appear more effortless or beautiful.....(this) bittersweet, engaging debut .... has Hollywood written all over it" Lorraine Courtney, Sunday Independent.

MAEVE BINCHY/The Irish Times
"A very satisfying story of people who are easy to believe in and hard to forget."
"Reading this means being slowly lulled and then swept away to book heaven where the greatest sadness will be finishing it."
NANCY WIGSTON/ Toronto Star.
"Perhaps only the churlish among us could find fault in a love story that unfolds to a Bruce Springsteen soundtrack on the shores of Dublin Bay. ”