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Blood Tide (Paula Maguire 5): A chilling Irish thriller of murder, secrets and suspense (Paperback)
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Blood Tide (Paula Maguire 5): A chilling Irish thriller of murder, secrets and suspense (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 09/11/2017
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A missing couple. A lurking killer. A perfect storm.

Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns to solve a dark and dangerous case on a small Irish island in the taut and terrifying BLOOD TIDE, the fifth novel in Claire McGowan's acclaimed series. The perfect read for fans of Joy Ellis and Karin Slaughter.

'A brilliantly executed thriller with a haunting and atmospheric setting. Spine tingling' - Sunday Mirror

Called in to investigate the disappearance of a young couple during a violent storm, Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist, has mixed feelings about going back to Bone Island. Her last family holiday as a child was spent on its beautiful, remote beaches and returning brings back haunting memories of her long-lost mother.

It soon becomes clear that outsiders aren't welcome on the island, and with no choice but to investigate the local community, Paula soon suspects foul play, realising that the islanders are hiding secrets from her, and each other.

With another storm fast approaching, Paula is faced with a choice. Leave alive or risk being trapped with a killer on an inescapable island, as the blood tide rushes in...

What readers are saying about Blood Tide:

'A very clever plot with many shocking moments. The island setting added to the atmosphere as did the ongoing storm. What a terrific book'

'I caught myself holding my breath as I followed the characters avidly. This is definitely the series that keeps on giving and keeps getting better'

'A masterfully plotted and executed novel. The pace never lets up, with new developments in every chapter. An excellent read'

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472228215
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 197 x 163 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Plenty of intrigue makes this a must read -- Fanny Blake * Woman & Home *
A delicious spookiness is added to McGowan's customary mix of complex characterisation and sweat-inducing excitement, offering a new level of chilling thrills * Sunday Express *
The best of the Paula series yet; weird, intriguing, gripping and original -- Stav Sherez
A brilliantly executed thriller with a haunting and atmospheric setting. Spine tingling * Sunday Mirror *
A spine-tingling, brilliantly haunting and atmospheric thriller * People *
A complex, disturbing, resonant novel that remains light on its feet and immensely entertaining * Irish Times *
A knockout new talent -- Lee Child
Ireland's answer to Ruth Rendell -- Ken Bruen
Page-turning * Guardian *
The best of the Paula series yet; weird, intriguing, gripping and original * Stav Sherez *
Astonishing, powerful and immensely satisfying -- Peter James
A reminder why McGowan has been described as Ireland's answer to Ruth Rendell * Independent *
This is a powerful and disturbing novel * Book Oxygen *
I read The Silent Dead with my heart in my mouth . . . brilliant -- Erin Kelly
I read The Silent Dead with my heart in my mouth . . . brilliant -- Erin Kelly
An intelligent and thought-provoking read and I can't WAIT to see where Paula goes from here! * My Chestnut Reading Tree blog *
Another great story in an increasingly impressive series * Louise Reviews
blog *
The perfect mix of drama, intrigue and mystery along with a dash of Northern Irish and Irish history * Ginger Book Geek blog *
Nail-biting! The creepy and harsh setting . . . made the events on this island and its inhabitants even more chilling * Chillers, Killers and Thrillers blog *
McGowan has created a world evocative enough to get lost in * Real Crime
magazine *

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“I loved the cover”

I loved the front cover of Blood Tide with the view of the sea, cliffs and the lighthouse and that story relates to the cover. Readers can always count on Claire McGowan to write good thrillers.
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