Valentine’s Day is coming up this Saturday and while many people will be donning red from head to toe, many more of us are just not into it for one reason or another.

Don’t worry, we have just the thing for you! Or rather, Dubray Books has just the thing for you. The Irish bookshop, which has eight stores nationwide, has launched their Valentine’s noir collection – a collection of books that are very anti-Valentine’s. Sounds perfect!

Many of the books in the noir collection feature stories of secrets, intrigue, awry love and sometimes even worse…Author of one of the books on the list, bestseller The Girl On The Train Paula Hawkins spoke about why we love stories like these: “I think we’re all fascinated by the dark secrets that lie at the heart of ostensibly happy relationships.”

Also on the noir list is:

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Liar’s Chair by Rebecca Whitney
  • The Crooked House by Cristobel Kent
  • You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Koerlitz

The MD of Dubray, Maria Dickenson spoke about the idea behind the noir collection: “Books are of course a lovely thoughtful gift on Valentine’s Day – what better way to say I love you than to give a romantic tale that your partner will adore? But we’ve all had those Valentine’s Days when we’re thinking dark thoughts about the world of romance, as we want people who aren’t in love or who would like to be in love to have reading options too!”

As Maria said, it’s not only those not interested reading about love Dubray have books for as they also have a collection for those wistful love dreamers too such as:

  • The Music of Love by Kate McCabe
  • The Little Book of Love by Tiddy Rowan
  • Go Get Him by Avril Mulcahy
  • Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James