The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan

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The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) Read Online Free - 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.

DI Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of an 'accidental' overdose twenty years ago - of Jack and Maude's drug- and alcohol-addled mother. Cormac is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers a piece of evidence that will change everything...

This unsettling crime debut draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can't - or won't. Perfect for fans of Tana French and Jane Casey.



Title : The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1)
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ISBN : 0143133128
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Reviews


Paromjit rated it ★★★★☆

March 10, 2018

This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a step down...


Phrynne rated it ★★★★★

March 21, 2018

This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damaged children and...


Carolyn rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2018

After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to cold cases...


Ingrid rated it ★★★★★

March 24, 2018

Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 2019 for the ne...


Brenda rated it ★★★★★

March 07, 2018

Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast with Jack th...


Josh rated it ★★★★☆

March 17, 2018

This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwined by murder and...


Heidi rated it ★★★★★

February 05, 2018

Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than an old cold case...


Nadia rated it ★★★★★

February 17, 2018

The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we’re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it’s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of a seasoned and tale...


Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

March 29, 2018

There's a lot of excellent Irish crime fiction and now we have a new series to add to the list. While Reilly is just the latest big city detective to move out to a smaller city and an unfriendly new team of fellow officers, he felt more alive on the page than the usual cop trope. The whole novel...


Hollis rated it ★★★☆☆

March 02, 2018

THE RUIN was the kind of series opener that has you wanting more. And from a debut author no less! McTiernan was slow to reveal the twisted, complicated, threads of her mystery, and how many events and people were connected and caught up, but when it was all finally laid out.. wow. It was good. T...





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