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Publisher Description

The Top Ten fiction bestseller and critically acclaimed crime debut featuring everyone's favourite new detective, Cormac Reilly
'The Ruin is spectacularly good. So CONFIDENT ... excellently written and, at times, heartachingly sad' Marian Keyes

'Corruption, clandestine cover-ups and criminal conspiracy ... as moving as it is fast-paced' Val McDermid

'Dervla McTiernan's first novel outclasses some of the genre's stalwarts making her a crime writer to watch ... fans of Ian Rankin and Tana French will feel right at home' Bookseller + Publisher (4.5 stars)

Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead.

Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart? As he navigates his way through police politics and the ghosts of the past, Detective Reilly uncovers shocking secrets and finds himself questioning who among his colleagues he can trust.

What really did happen in that house where he first met Maude and Jack? The Ruin draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can't - or won't.

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2018
1 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

corfey81 ,

Great book!

Read this on holiday and loved it- easy to read and unputdownable!

diddyworld ,

An Engrossing Page Turner

I’ve so loved reading all my life but have been despairing lately of finding a gripping read to absorb me and as such have been dipping out of books here and there. Well this book stopped that and I could not wait to be alone so that I could get back into the story to see where it would go.

With well written scenes that I could imagine and a plot that was totally believable you’ll want to put this on your must read list.

I’m off now to get book 2 The Scholar.

Angee786 ,

Loved the suspense!

Sad and heartbreaking thriller!

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