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After the Fire: the latest Tom Reynolds mystery from the bestselling author of The Confession

Jo Spain

8 Reviews

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Crime & mystery, Classic crime

The latest Tom Reynolds mystery from the internationally bestselling author of With Our Blessing and The Confession


'Perfectly paced, and skilfully told' Daily Mail
'Expertly crafted, deeply immersive and timely' Irish Independent 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 fallout.

'Clever and chilling' Sunday Times
'Pacey and compulsive' Sunday Mirror
'Brilliantly dark' Daily Mail
'Enthralling' JP Delaney

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Praise for After the Fire: the latest Tom Reynolds mystery from the bestselling author of The Confession

  • Engrossing - Sunday Times

  • A stunning read, and Jo's protagonist has very firmly planted himself as a leading Irish fictional detective - Woman's Way

  • Perfectly paced, and skilfully told - Daily Mail

  • Fabulous . . . Clever, pacey, compulsive - Sunday Mirror

  • Refreshing and... full of twists - Express

  • Once again, prolific author Jo Spain has placed her finger smack on the pulse of crime trends in Ireland... An expertly crafted, deeply immersive and timely thriller - Irish Independent

  • Spain's blackly comic touch pulls us through a brilliantly dark tale - Daily Mail

  • A brilliantly dark tale - Mail on Sunday

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Jo Spain

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.

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