The Ruin

The Ruin

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It's been twenty years since Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling Georgian home. But he's never forgotten the two children she left behind. When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget--until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it. Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly accidental overdose twenty years ago--the overdose of Jack and Maude's drug and alcohol addled mother. Detective Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers a piece of evidence that will change everything.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2018
ISBN: 9780143133124
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MCTIERN 2018
Characteristics: 380 pages ; 21 cm


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Mar 04, 2019

Good book. There will be an obvious comparison to the "Dublin Murder Squad" books of Tania French, and I believe it is justified. This novel is set in a Crime squad in Galway (Ireland) but it is not just the setting where there are similarities; the interpersonal relations, the office politics, the comradery and the treachery - and an interesting plot. I am looking forward to the next entry in the series.

Mar 02, 2019

Very much enjoyed this book. Quite impressed with the fact that this is the authors's first book. I certainly will read her next.

Aug 31, 2018

Water damage did not read

Aug 21, 2018

Great read! This author's debut is a compelling, character driven story that kind of sneaks up on you. If you're a fan of car chases & shootouts, look elsewhere. It's a slow burner with an edge that subtly builds tension as you become fully invested in the characters & their outcomes. Multiple story lines keep things moving but most of the action is reserved for an explosive finish. Hopefully, some unanswered questions mean a sequel is in the works & comparisons to Tana French are justified.

Jul 21, 2018

I think I learned about this book from a review in The Seattle Times. Really enjoyed a police procedural starring a a man who had moved for his partner's career. Great local flavor, layered mysteries and includes a short excerpt of the next book (coming in 2019) . SPL, please order some copies!


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