When he was just starting out as a rookie cop, Cormac Reilly stumbled into a case that would haunt him for years: a dead mother found in a crumbling house, and two children, Maude and Jack, left behind to fend for themselves. Twenty years later, Jack's body is found in Galway's Corrib River. The investigating officers rule it a suicide, but Maude—along with Jack's girlfriend, Aisling—don't buy it. And suddenly Reilly is drawn into the decades-old case again, pressured to charge Maude with the murder of her own mother. With brilliantly realized characters, a dark, brooding setting, and a complex web of secrets to be revealed, this multilayered crime novel is totally absorbing and deeply satisfying.
This book is part of our Mysteries Book a Month 2019 package