Author(s): Dervla McTiernan
The heart-stopping new book in the Cormac Reilly series, by the bestselling author of The Ruin and The Scholar. When Peter Fisher is called to the scene of a supposed prank call, his annoyance turns to terror when he realises this is no joke. A young boy says he witnessed a little girl being bundled into the boot of a car, and Peter believes him. DI Cormac Reilly and Peter search frantically for answers, but find obstacles put in their way by the one person who should be helping them: Superintendent Bryan Murphy. Frustrated and severely short-staffed, Peter and Cormac are pushed to breaking point, resulting in a fatal mistake. Cormac is suspended from duty and Peter is banished to a tiny town on the West Coast of Ireland, where's he's tasked with doing the paperwork in a murder investigation that's supposed to have been resolved. But something isn't adding up, including the mysterious appearance of a young woman and her nine-year-old daughter, who hasn't spoke a word in months . . .
"A rich and compelling mystery that will hook new readers, while its subplots and provocative, sharply delineated characters will keep established fans glued to the page. Somehow, Dervla McTiernan keeps topping her own best work. Her third novel is a triumph."
— Simon McDonald (Potts Point Bookshop)