The supposed suicide of a young man makes DI Cormac Reilly’s first case back in Galway a deeply personal one. As his quest for answers is repeatedly blocked by his own colleagues, he must join forces with the victim’s distraught family in a search for justice that brings the reader into the fold and makes their hunt your own. Powerful writing from a new voice in Irish crime, set in a fresh location with characters that live beyond the page.
- Recommended by Emmet Driver, Dubray Blackrock
'Excellently written and at times, heartcatchingly sad' MARIAN KEYES
CORMAC REILLY IS ABOUT TO REOPEN A CASE IT TOOK HIM TWENTY YEARS TO FORGET . . .
On his first week on the job, Garda Cormac Reilly responds to a call at a decrepit country house to find two silent, neglected children waiting for him - fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack. Their mother lies dead upstairs.
Twenty years later, Cormac has left his high-flying career as a detective in Dublin and returned to Galway. As he struggles to navigate the politics of a new police station, Maude and Jack return to haunt him.
What ties a recent suicide to the woman's death so long ago? And who among his new colleagues can Cormac really trust?
This unsettling crime debut draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can't - or won't. Perfect for fans of Tana French, Jane Casey, Liz Nugent, Susie Steiner and Caz Frear.