A teenager is found dead in the garden of an abandoned house, supposedly pushed from an upstairs window. The case against his murderer seems to be beyond question until DCI Tom Reynolds starts pulling on the loose threads of the investigation and finds that everyone he talks to wants to keep something quiet. A great detective novel with a sure and steady pace that makes me want to read everything else this author has written.
- Donal Harding, Dubray Bray
FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CONFESSION AND CO-WRITER OF RTE ONE'S TAKEN DOWN
Kids can be so cruel.
They'll call you names.
Hurt your feelings.
Push you to your death.
In the garden of an abandoned house, Luke Connolly lies broken, dead. The night before, he and his friends partied inside. Nobody fought, everybody else went home safely. And yet, Luke was raped and pushed to his death. His alleged attacker is now in custody.
DCI Tom Reynolds is receiving the biggest promotion of his career when a colleague asks him to look at the Connolly case, believing it's not as cut and dried as local investigators have made out. And as Tom begins to examine the world Connolly and his upper class friends inhabited, the privilege and protection afforded to them, he too realises something.
In this place, people cover up for each other.
Even when it comes to murder.