The Ruin

The Ruin

Book - 2018
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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. This unsettling small-town noir draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland, where corruption, desperation, and crime run rife.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780143133124
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.

Dec 04, 2018

Excellent read, this is my new favorite crime writer and I'm only sorry I have to wait a bit for the next one. Intricate story and it all hangs together nicely. Highly recommend it.

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.

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