The Darkest Place: (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 4) - An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery (Paperback)Jo Spain (author)
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From the bestselling author of With Our Blessing and The Confession comes a gripping and chilling new mystery
'Horrifyingly dark . . . a deeply satisfying read' - Sunday Times
Christmas day, and DCI Tom Reynolds receives an alarming call. A mass grave has been discovered on Oilean 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
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 199 x 129 x 25 mm
Absolutely my comfort reading * Ann Cleeves *
Packed with fascinating details . . . this is a satisfying mystery * Irish Independent *
Atmospheric and compelling * Sinead Crowley *
Jo Spain's vivid thriller explores the dark secrets from Ireland's past that continue to haunt Irish society today * Martin Sixsmith, author of Philomena *
In a very strong year for Irish crime-fiction debuts, Jo Spain's With Our Blessing is among the most assured . . . With Our Blessing picks at the scabs of recent Irish history to reveal raw and gaping wounds * Irish Times *
Spain's vivid thriller explores the dark secrets of Ireland's past * Irish Country Living *
Brilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparkling new talent * Irish Examiner *
Fiendishly clever . . . and a big fat twist is lobbed into the ending like a hand grenade * Irish Sunday Independent *
Reliably assured plotting, sympathetic characters - and something horrifyingly dark lurking at the edges - make Spain's latest DCI Tom Reynolds title a deeply satisfying read * Sunday Times *
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