Wow. What a story. Brilliant. As far as I know it is all fiction. Not sure how & where she got the idea. But, it is very, very clever & creative.
I can fully appreciate how it would win a mystery/crime award.
Very talented young lady. Writes beautifully. She has already gone far, but she will go further. Cracks me up that her bio says she is “currently studying English at Trinity College Dublin“. She should be TEACHING the course. Nothing she has to learn. Highly recommended.