Play Dead for Me - Frankie Sheehan 1 (Paperback)Olivia Kiernan (author)
This novel was previously published as Too Close to Breathe.
Perfect for fans of Tana French, Jane Casey and Gillian Flynn
'Truly first class. Just knock-out' C. J Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
'Fantastic . . . Compelling, chilling and brilliant' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
'Mesmerizing . . . murder, betrayal, and secret lives . . . Everything you need in a great thriller' Lisa Gardner, author When You See Me
Respected scientist Dr Eleanor Costello is found hanged in her immaculate home: the scene the very picture of a suicide.
DCS Frankie Sheehan is handed the case, and almost immediately spots foul play.
As Frankie strives to paint a picture of the killer, and their victim, she starts to sense they are part of a larger, darker
canvas, on which the lines between the two blur.
Olivia Kiernan's debut is a bold, brilliant thriller that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
Brilliant . . . Clever and compelling, I could hardly breathe myself as I raced to the end. -- Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request
Fantastic . . . Compelling, chilling and brilliant. -- Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
Mesmerizing. Olivia Kiernan carefully unspools a complex riddle of murder, betrayal, and secret lives, layering on the menace even as she builds her tough-as-nails chief detective for the climatic finale. Clever plot. Brilliant characters. Everything you need in a great thriller. -- Lisa Gardner
Sheehan is precisely the kind of gruff, no-nonsense cynic you'd want investigating your own murder . . . Too Close to Breathe reads like a hard-boiled take on Tana French and immediately establishes Olivia Kiernan as a talent to watch. * Irish Times *
Edgy debut with strong writing that builds the sense of fatal transgression. * Sunday Times *
Smart, grisly and extremely slick - this Dublin set debut delivers a treat. * Daily Mirror *
Too Close To Breathe is a fearless, fast-paced debut which drops you into the world of Dublin detective Frankie Sheehan - who is a perfect mix of frailty, ferocity and guts. Add to this flashes of deft, dark humour and a compelling city setting and you have a must for fans of Irish crime fiction. Olivia Kiernan is a writer you'll read with your breath held. -- Jess Kidd
A really slick, dynamic-paced police procedural, very much in the vein of Tana French. A proper page-turner, lovely, accomplished writing. -- Jo Spain
Gritty, cynical and haunting, this is crime writing of the highest order and the product of a darkly fascinating mind. First class. -- David Mark
Sassy and thoroughly unconventional . . . A terrific debut with an engagingly potty-mouthed, tough-as-nails female lead. * Irish Independent *
Disorderly, dangerous and above all, driven, Frankie Sheehan is the kind of true-to-life protagonist I love. -- William Shaw
Too Close To Breathe is the kind of police procedural we haven't seen for a long time; a female cop with a traumatic past racing about the mean streets of Dublin, a hanged victim with a strange clue and a dark secret . . . Olivia Kiernan has brought the serial killer thriller back with a vengeance. -- Christopher Fowler
Olivia Kiernan is a fabulous new voice on the crime-writing scene. Absorbing, touching and scary, this is a treat of a read. -- Lesley Thomson
Loved this, clever, assured and a true page turner. Can't wait for next one! -- Amanda Reynolds, author of Lying To You
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“I can't wait to see more!”
Usually I race through crime thrillers like this, but with ‘Too Close to Breathe’ I took my time. It’s a gripping read but I forced myself to put it down so I could enjoy it fully and really get to grips with the... More
I loved it! A gripping read, I could not put it down & didn't want it to end! cant wait for more of Frankie & her team! Re-ignited my love of reading again.
“Not to be missed! Fab police drama!”
Too Close to Breathe is a fantastic start to a new Irish police series featuring Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan. Frankie is a no nonsense kind of woman but she does carry some baggage from an on the... More
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