Sleeping Beauties

Author: Jo Spain
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781786483935
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Fiction

The Irish Bestselling author of With Our Blessing and Beneath the Surface The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, counting the mound of earth disturbed under the tent. Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sown their own flowers. In five places. Five graves. A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A search is mounted, but there are whispers. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted, or has she run away? A week later, a gruesome discovery is made in the woods at Ireland's most scenic beauty spot - the valley of Glendalough. The bodies are all young women who disappeared in recent years. D.I. Tom Reynolds and his team are faced with the toughest case of their careers - a serial killer, who hunts vulnerable women, and holds his victims captive before he ends their lives. Soon the race is on to find Fiona Holland before it's too late.

With Our Blessing

Author: Jo Spain
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781784293161
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre: Fiction

THE TOP TEN IRISH BESTSELLER. Shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition. Discover more DI Tom Reynolds with the next book in the series, Beneath the Surface. It's true what they say . . . revenge is sweet. 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. 2010. The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them . . . and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.

With Our Blessing

Author: Jo Spain
Publisher: An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery
ISBN: 1784293172
Release Date: 2016-06-02
Genre: Institutional care

THE TOP TEN IRISH BESTSELLER. Shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition. Discover more DI Tom Reynolds with the next book in the series, Beneath the Surface. It's true what they say . . . revenge is sweet. 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. 2010. The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them . . . and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.

Beneath the Surface

Author: Jo Spain
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781784293185
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Genre: Fiction

From top-ten Irish bestselling author Jo Spain comes the second novel in the Inspector Tom Reynolds series Did I know it would come to this? That I was playing Russian Roulette? I would give anything to turn back time and to be with my girls. There is no shot at redemption. I am going to die. The gun is in my eye-line as the second bullet is fired. That's the one that kills me. Late at night, two powerful men meet in a secret location to discuss a long nurtured plan about to come to fruition. One is desperate to know there is nothing standing in their way - the other assures him everything is taken care of. Hours later, a high-ranking government official called Ryan Finnegan is brutally slain in the most secure building in Ireland - Leinster House, the seat of parliament. Inspector Tom Reynolds and his team are called in to uncover the truth behind the murder. At first, all the evidence hints at a politically motivated crime, until a surprise discovery takes the investigation in a dramatically different direction. Suddenly the motive for murder has got a lot more personal. . . but who benefits the most from Ryan's death?

Sleeping Beauties

Author: Jo Spain
Publisher:
ISBN: 1786483947
Release Date: 2018-05-17
Genre:

'Five stars' Amazon reviewer 'What a read!' Amazon reviewer 'I was engrossed right from the start and read it in one long, very satisfied sitting' Amazon reviewer THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WITH OUR BLESSING AND BENEATH THE SURFACE RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW SERIAL-KILLER THRILLER. The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, counting the mound of earth disturbed under the tent. Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sown their own flowers In five places Five graves A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A search is mounted, but there are whispers. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted, or has she run away? A week later, a gruesome discovery is made in the woods at Ireland's most scenic beauty spot - the valley of Glendalough. The bodies are all young women who disappeared in recent years. D.I. Tom Reynolds and his team are faced with the toughest case of their careers - a serial killer, who hunts vulnerable women, and holds his victims captive before he ends their lives. Soon the race is on to find Fiona Holland before it's too late. . . 'Deft plotting and expert handling of tension make for an intelligent mystery' Guardian

The Darkest Place

Author: Jo Spain
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781786483980
Release Date: 2018-09-20
Genre: Fiction

From the bestselling author of With Our Blessing and The Confession comes a gripping and chilling new mystery Christmas day, and DCI Tom Reynolds receives an alarming call. A mass grave has been discovered on Oileán na Caillte, the island which housed the controversial psychiatric institution St. Christina's. The hospital has been closed for decades and onsite graves were tragically common. Reynolds thinks his adversarial boss is handing him a cold case to sideline him. But then it transpires another body has been discovered amongst the dead - one of the doctors who went missing from the hospital in mysterious circumstances forty years ago. He appears to have been brutally murdered. As events take a sudden turn, nothing can prepare Reynolds and his team for what they are about to discover once they arrive on the island . . . 'Deft plotting and expert handling of tension make for an intelligent mystery' - The Guardian

The Confession

Author: Jo Spain
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 1683319230
Release Date: 2019-03-13
Genre: Fiction

You find outwho did it on the very first page. On the last page, you'll find outwhy in this expertly plotted, "enthralling" (J. P. Delaney) psychological suspense novel from an internationally bestselling author. Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. And when the man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry, a horror-struck Julie, frozen by fear, watches her husband die. Just one hour later, the attacker, J. P. Carney hands himself into the police and confesses to beating Harry to death. Except he also claims that the assault was not premeditated and that he didn't know the identity of his victim. With a man as notorious as Harry McNamara, who was just found innocent in a highly sensationalized fraud trial, the detectives cannot help but wonder: Was this really a random act of violence? Was Julie really powerless to stop J. P.? When Harry's many sins areunveiled to include corruption, greed, and betrayal, nothing is for sure. This gripping psychological thriller will have you questioning, who--of Harry, Julie and J. P.--is really the guilty one? And is Carney's surrender driven by a guilty conscience or is his confession a calculated move in a deadly game? Brilliant and ice-pick sharp,The Confession is perfect for fans of B. A. Paris and Fiona Barton.

A Cop s Eyes

Author: Gaku Yakumaru
Publisher: Kodansha USA
ISBN: 9781941220580
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Fiction

The horror, of seemingly ordinary people doing horrifying things, can take the eyes of just as seemingly ordinary people to see. Tall, soft-spoken Natsume used to work with troubled kids at a reformatory but resigned mid-career to become a police detective. Those who’ve known him wonder why the gentlest of men, whose vocation had been to have faith in humans, now doubts them professionally. The truths of his path unfold over seven carefully crafted chapters, each of which stands on its own as a short story with the power to move and delight the most seasoned reader. Determination, not vengeance, animates A Cop’s Eyes, its focus neither well-placed punches, nor even stunning feats of forensics, but the stubbornly interpersonal dimension of detective work. An anti-hero in a wholly different vein from noir protagonists, the ying to Dirty Harry’s yang, Natsume will endear himself to fans of understated Robert Parker goodness and the late Peter Falk’s Lt. Columbo.

No Safe Place

Author: Patricia Gibney
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786814081
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Fiction


The Day I Lost You

Author: Alex Sinclair
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786814364
Release Date: 2018-07-13
Genre: Fiction


Tell Nobody

Author: Patricia Gibney
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786816108
Release Date: 2018-10-03
Genre: Fiction


Her Final Confession

Author: Lisa Regan
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786816436
Release Date: 2018-11-28
Genre: Fiction

Watching her friend dragged away in handcuffs, Josie couldn't believe for one second that Gretchen had killed that poor boy. Confession or not, someone else was involved. She would find out who… When the body of a young student is found on the driveway of a local Denton home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen Palmer, a dedicated member of Josie’s team, missing for the last twenty-four hours. Working around the clock, Josie is stopped in her tracks when Gretchen hands herself in to the police. She knows that there’s no way Gretchen could ever be a killer, so why would she confess to a murder she didn’t commit? Digging deep into Gretchen’s secretive life, Josie uncovers a link between the boy, the photograph and a devastating case in Gretchen’s past. But just when Josie thinks she has it all figured out, the bodies of a young couple surface on the other side of town. Can Josie get to the truth in time to save her friend from a life in prison or certain death? Absolutely gripping, this unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Todayand Wall Street Journal bestselling author will leave you gasping for breath. A perfect read for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. What readers are saying about Lisa Regan: ‘Wowzer, what an incredible read!...Totally captivating from beginning to end… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘OMG, they said it was an absolutely gripping crime fiction and they weren't kidding. It reels you in from start to finish. There's plenty of shocks, twists and turns to keep you hooked… I can't praise it enough and itdeserves a lot more than five stars.’ Dawn Clifford, 5 stars ‘Wow wow wow. This is the book that wow was meant for. So manywonderful twists.’ Rachel Garner, 5 stars ‘A rollercoaster of a crime thriller. Stayed up till 3am to finish it. If I could I would award this book six stars. One of my favourite reads of this year so far.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I read this in three days… I was so engrossed in the story and flipping pages like a mad woman. I immediately turned back to page one to read it again when I was finished… An emotional powerhouse… Best. Book. Ever. An absolute 5-star read! Don’t start this unless you have time to finish it in one sitting because you won’t be able to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘MEGA BIG FAN of Lisa Regan's JOSIE QUINN!!! There is nothing that this book does not offer from suspense, crime, love, and characters that become a part of your life.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow, I loved this book… A must read. A wonderful book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow this book was amazing I loved it. Right from the start it was fast paced and full of action and suspense… That ending, oh wow! This is a fantastic read, I highly recommend it and don’t hesitate in giving 5 stars it was brilliant, there is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this book, I loved it.'Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars ‘I could not put this book down! Read it in one day... I just had to keep going... WOW... I loved the twists and turns... If you can't tell, I loved this book!’ Annette Hartman, 5 stars

Death at Whitewater Church

Author: Andrea Carter
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
ISBN: 9781608093038
Release Date: 2018-09-04
Genre: Fiction

Perfect for fans of Louise Penny, PD James, and Donna Leon When a skeleton is discovered in the hidden crypt of a deconsecrated church, everyone is convinced the bones must be those of Conor Devitt, a local man who went missing on his wedding day six years previously. But the postmortem reveals otherwise. Solicitor Benedicta “Ben” O’Keeffe is acting for the owners of the church. She is reluctant to get involved, but when Conor’s brother dies in strange circumstances shortly after coming to see her, she finds herself drawn in to the mystery. Whose is the skeleton in the crypt and how did it get there? Is Conor Devitt still alive, and if so, is there a link? What happened on the morning of his wedding to make him disappear? Negotiating between the official investigation—headed up by the handsome but surly Sergeant Tom Molloy—and obstructive locals with secrets of their own, Ben unravels layers of personal and political history to get to the truth of what happened six years before. Death at Whitewater Church is the first in a series of Ben O’Keeffe mysteries set on the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland.

The Boy Who Fell

Author: Jo Spain
Publisher:
ISBN: 1787474372
Release Date: 2019-07-11
Genre:

From the bestselling author of With Our Blessing and The Confession comes a gripping new mystery featuring DCI Tom Reynolds. Kids can be so cruel. They'll call you names. Hurt your feelings. Push you to your death. In the garden of an abandoned house, Luke Connolly lies broken, dead. The night before, he and his friends partied inside. Nobody fought, everybody else went home safely. And yet, Luke was raped and pushed to his death. His alleged attacker is now in custody. DCI Tom Reynolds is receiving the biggest promotion of his career when a colleague asks him to look at the Connolly case, believing it's not as cut and dried as local investigators have made out. And as Tom begins to examine the world Connolly and his upper class friends inhabited, the privilege and protection afforded to them, he too realises something. In this place, people cover up for each other. Even when it comes to murder.