The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan audiobook

The Ruin

By Dervla McTiernan
Read by Aoife McMahon

HarperAudio
10.42 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781460797938

The Top Ten fiction bestseller and critically acclaimed crime debut featuring everyone's favourite new detective, Cormac Reilly 'The Ruin is spectacularly good. So CONFIDENT ... excellently written and, at times, heartachingly sad' Marian Keyes 'Corruption, clandestine cover-ups and criminal conspiracy ... as moving as it is fast-paced' Val McDermid 'Dervla McTiernan's first novel outclasses some of the genre's stalwarts making her a crime writer to watch ... fans of Ian Rankin and Tana French will feel right at home' Bookseller + Publisher (4.5 stars) Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead. Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart? As he navigates his way through police politics and the ghosts of the past, Detective Reilly uncovers shocking secrets and finds himself questioning who among his colleagues he can trust. What really did happen in that house where he first met Maude and Jack? The Ruin draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can't - or won't.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2019 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction

Shortlisted for the London Guardian's Not the Booker Prize

An Audible.com bestseller

An Audible Pick of New Mysteries and Thrillers

An Amazon Best Book of the Month selection

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Literary Hub Pick of Most Anticipated Mystery Thrillers of 2018

The Top Ten fiction bestseller and critically acclaimed crime debut featuring everyone's favourite new detective, Cormac Reilly

'The Ruin is spectacularly good. So CONFIDENT ... excellently written and, at times, heartachingly sad' Marian Keyes

'Corruption, clandestine cover-ups and criminal conspiracy ... as moving as it is fast-paced' Val McDermid

'Dervla McTiernan's first novel outclasses some of the genre's stalwarts making her a crime writer to watch ... fans of Ian Rankin and Tana French will feel right at home' Bookseller + Publisher (4.5 stars)

Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead.

Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart? As he navigates his way through police politics and the ghosts of the past, Detective Reilly uncovers shocking secrets and finds himself questioning who among his colleagues he can trust.

What really did happen in that house where he first met Maude and Jack? The Ruin draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can't - or won't.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping mystery…[and] a complicated page-turning story that touches on corruption, clandestine cover-ups, and criminal conspiracy…A story that’s as moving as it is fast-paced.” Daily Mail (London)
“This searing debut brings together procedural and psychological thriller for a fascinating portrait of small-town Ireland and its big city problems.” Literary Hub
“[A] knockout first novel…The Galway setting adds a distinct air of Irish melancholy that permeates this cleverly composed police procedural, and McTiernan’s legal training and Irish upbringing are authentically apparent. It’s an atmospheric and unsettling ride—all in Aoife McMahon’s gorgeous Irish accent.” Audible.com
“Narrator Aoife McMahon delivers Cormac’s low-key, hard-working style of detective work in an easy-listening manner…This debut novel has a compelling story line deepened by McMahon’s Irish-accented voice, perfect pacing, and riveting attention to details. Building tension seems to come naturally to McMahon; his precise pauses add to the emotional impact. McTiernan’s well-written story and McMahon’s top-notch narration make this a compelling listen. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Rich characterization is revealed through the alternating points of view from Cormac, Aisling, and eventually Maude…Avid mystery readers will be enthralled with this intricate, mysterious, and edgy debut.” Library Journal (starred review)
“McTiernan’s powerful first novel has the authentic feel of its Irish setting…Threads in the tightly woven plot lead to rape, child molestation, drug dealing, police corruption, and more murders. McTiernan neatly ties them all together in the suspenseful conclusion.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The Ruin is a terrific debut and a rare gem: a compelling crime thriller that delivers depth as well as twists.” Sara Foster, author of The Hidden Hours

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Author

Author Bio: Dervla McTiernan

Author Bio: Dervla McTiernan

Dervla McTiernan was born in County Cork, Ireland, to a family of seven. She studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Law Society of Ireland and then practiced as a lawyer for twelve years. Following the global financial crisis, she moved with her family to Western Australia, where she now lives with her husband and two children. In 2015 she submitted a story for the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto competition and was short-listed. This gave her the confidence to complete her first novel, The Ruin.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English