The latest Tom Reynolds mystery from the internationally bestselling author of With Our Blessing and The Confession
Nobody was supposed to get out alive.
On a Dublin city street, packed with afternoon shoppers, a young woman appears, naked, traumatised and bearing burn marks.
Tom Reynolds, now Chief Superintendent, is no longer head of the murder squad. But when it transpires the woman escaped from a house fire started deliberately and that there are more victims, Tom is sucked in. What begins as a straightforward case of arson, soon becomes something much more sinister.
The people in that house never wanted to be there in the first place. Now more of them are missing. Tom is faced with a ticking clock as he tries to locate the others and as he does, a terrifying spider's web of domestic and international crime unfolds.
And not everybody will survive the fall-out.
Fabulous . . . Clever, pacey, compulsive - Sunday Mirror
Refreshing and... full of twists - The Express
Spain's blackly comic touch pulls us through a brilliantly dark tale - Daily Mail
A brilliantly dark tale - Mail on Sunday
A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride - Irish Independent
Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end - Prima
A scathing overview of the Celtic Tiger years . . . [a] vivid portrait of a fascinating monster - Irish Times
This gripping novel is more of a whydunnit than a whodunnit - Best
Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking television series Taken Down, which first broadcast in Ireland in 2018. She's now working on multiple European television projects. Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.