With Our Blessing: (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 1) - An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery (Paperback)
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With Our Blessing: (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 1) - An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery (Paperback)

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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.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781784295639
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 706 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Fiendishly clever . . . and a big fat twist is lobbed into the ending like a hand grenade * Irish Sunday Independent *
Brilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparkling new talent * Irish Examiner *
Spain's vivid thriller explores the dark secrets of Ireland's past that are a real-life situation haunting so many people within Irish society today * Irish Country Living *
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 *
Atmospheric and compelling * Sinead Crowley *
Spain handles the inevitable tensions with aplomb * Sunday Times *
Packed with fascinating details about the inner workings of Leinster House, this is a satisfying mystery * Irish Independent *
Absolutely my comfort reading * Ann Cleeves *
An uncomfortable read that delves into [a] country's dark secrets * Irish Independent *
Brilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparking new talent * Irish Examiner *
In a very strong year for Irish crime-fiction debuts, Jo Spain's With Our Blessing is among the most assured . . . The story is rooted in decades-old cruelty and abuse, but despite the vivid brutality with which Spain opens the novel the tale as a whole is a rather genteel affair, an old-fashioned harking back to Agatha Christie . . . The apparently cosy tone is only skin deep, however: With Our Blessing picks at the scabs of recent Irish history to reveal raw and gaping wounds -- Declan Burke * Irish Times *
Spain's vivid thriller explores the dark secrets of Ireland's past that are a real-life situation haunting so many people within Irish society today * Irish Country Living *
Takes the traditional "country house mystery" and gives it an Irish twist. Atmospheric and compelling * Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me? *
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 *

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Sandra Foy

“Really good read, full of depth, with twists and turns aplenty”

An elderly woman is found murdered in a Dublin park. Tom Reynolds and his team head over to Limerick and an isolated convent where the finger of suspician is pointing. The murdered woman was universally hated; but was... More

Paperback edition
26th July 2016
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“A Stunning Debut”

With our Blessing is the stunning debut thriller from former journalist and political advisor Jo Spain, and it is easy to understand why this book has been shortlisted for the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller... More

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18th September 2016
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