When Janice's father passed, he had left her money for her education. She decides to use it to study abroad, in Dublin.
Sinead and Aiden get along well when they are drunk, but when sober, they don't have much to talk about. Aiden is a rising poet and Sinead wants more out of life - in fact - thinks herself better than some. Sinead goes to the same school as Janice as the two become quick friends. Janice meets Aiden through Sinead, and the two quickly connect.
Then there is Gwen, a married woman who has a fling on the side, with Aiden and spends her time looking for new art or artists. When she sees Janice's art, she quickly makes a deal with her and Aiden. But then things begin to turn ugly between Aiden and Janice.
Old Ireland myths, a beautifully woven background, a cast of unique and adept characters set the tone for this phenomenal story of love, loss, and hunger. How much would you be willing to pay to achieve your dream? Is that cost worth the end result, even if you lose something close to you or even yourself? Peter Murphy spins a story bringing to light the darker side of Ireland and how twisted our human psych can become. With twists and turns, erotic scenes and magic, Lagan Love is a fascinating read.