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The ruin. #1 / Dervla McTiernan.

McTiernan, Dervla. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library MCT (Text) 33500012740957 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library MCT (Text) 33500012740965 New Checked out 07/18/2019

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  • ISBN: 9780143133124
  • ISBN: 0143133128
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: It's been twenty years since Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling Georgian home. But he's never forgotten the two children she left behind... When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget, until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it. 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. A gritty look at trust and betrayal where the written law isn't the only one, The Ruin asks who will protect you when the authorities can't, or won't.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 May #2
    The ruin here is a decaying Galway, Ireland, mansion where an Anglo-Irish family is hanging on by a thread. An alcoholic single mother, who has long since run through her family's fortune, is drinking away her final days there while her young children, Maude and Jack, fend for themselves. As a new policeman, Cormac Reilly is sent to the home for what he believes is a "minor domestic"; instead, he finds the woman dead, and the children in squalor. Years later, the case comes back to haunt Reilly when Jack is found drowned. Jack's girlfriend, Aisling, and Maude believe Jack may have been murdered and push for a thorough investigation despite police insistence that Jack killed himself. The story that unfolds shows the worst of Irish society and its police force, and includes compelling, unexpected twists and a hold-your-breath standoff. Debut author McTiernan should find success with this start to a promising series. Hand this one to readers of Tana French and to police-procedural fans. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Dervla McTiernan was born in Ireland and now lives with her family in Australia, where she works for the Mental Health Commission. The Ruin is her first novel.

Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Detective and mystery stories.
Murder > Investigation.
Genre: Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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