- format : e-book, Kindle (Amazon)
- File Size: 1014 KB
- Publisher: HarperCollins (March 1, 2020)
- Publication Date: February 24, 2020
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07XDN3KPN
- #3 in the Cormac Reilly series
Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl's silence - three unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town.
While Detective Cormac Reilly faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life, Garda Peter Fisher is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head. But even that is not as terrible as having to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone.
For some, like Anna and her young daughter Tilly, Roundstone is a refuge from trauma. But even this village on the edge of the sea isn't far enough to escape from the shadows of evil men.
Setting: north west Ireland
Very readable - slips down like silk.
Cormac Reilly has certainly upset Sergeant Brian Murphy. A crisis comes when a little girl is snatched from the streets and Murphy refuses to give Reilly any officers to help him look for her, because something big is going down on the wharfs. Reilly goes out to interview the parents and back at the station there is a skeleton crew left. Peter Fisher gets a tip off about the car involved in the abduction, and, unable to contact Cormac, follows the tip on his own initiative. The end result is dire and Peter is banished to his father's station north of Galway.
For most of this novel, it looks as if Cormac Reilly has sunk his own boat, and taken Peter Fisher with him.
There are some interesting threads in this novel, mainly centering around police corruption, but also some murders that Peter Fisher uncovers. Some very well drawn characters too.
If you haven't met this series then it is not too late to get started. Do read them in order!
My rating: 4.8
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4.8, THE RUIN
4.8, THE SCHOLAR