They think I’m a young, idealistic law student, that I’m passionate about reforming a corrupt and brutal
They think I’m working hard to impress them.
They think I’m here to save an innocent man on death row.
They're wrong. I’m going to bury him.
• Dervla McTiernan is a bestselling Irish crime author living in Perth. She has sold
more than 400,000 copies of her Cormac Reilly series, and her novel The Ruin is
currently in development as a limited TV series.
• The Murder Rule will be published globally in hardback in March 2022, by William
Morrow in the US, and HarperCollins in ANZ and the UK.
• The Murder Rule is a stand-alone novel set against the fascinating backdrop of the
Innocence Project in the US.
PRAISE FOR THE MURDER RULE:
“Dervla McTiernan is an extraordinary writer, and The Murder Rule is a brilliant, breathtaking, and irresistible thriller with unforgettable characters and twists on top of twists.”
—T. J. NEWMAN, New York Times bestselling author of Falling
“Dervla McTiernan has become one of my favorite writers, and if you read The Murder Rule, she will
quickly become one of yours. This book is diabolically clever, highly compelling, and deeply moving. I loved The Murder Rule and did not want it to end.”
—DON WINSLOW, New York Times bestselling author of The Force and The Border
“Extraordinary. Haunting. An incredible thriller. I could not put this book down. Dervla McTiernan is a
gifted writer with a very special way of telling a story. This is a heart-stopping roller coaster of a tale.”
—ADRIAN McKINTY, New York Times bestselling author of The Chain
PRAISE FOR DERVLA MCTIERNAN:
'As moving as it is fast-paced' VAL McDERMID
'Spectacularly good' MARIAN KEYES
'A compelling story with beautifully drawn characters' LAURA MARSHALL
'Brilliantly crafted . . . incredibly real-feeling characters. An absolute treat!' SUNDAY MIRRO
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