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Beneath the Surface

Jo Spain

6 Reviews

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An Inspector Tom Reynold, Ireland, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

From top-ten Irish bestselling author Jo Spain comes the second novel in the Inspector Tom Reynolds series.

Did I know it would come to this? That I was playing Russian Roulette? I would give anything to turn back time and to be with my girls. There is no shot at redemption. I am going to die. The gun is in my eye-line as the second bullet is fired. That's the one that kills me.

Late at night, two powerful men meet in a secret location to discuss a long nurtured plan about to come to fruition. One is desperate to know there is nothing standing in their way - the other assures him everything is taken care of. Hours later, a high-ranking government official called Ryan Finnegan is brutally slain in the most secure building in Ireland - Leinster House, the seat of parliament. Inspector Tom Reynolds and his team are called in to uncover the truth behind the murder.

At first, all the evidence hints at a politically motivated crime, until a surprise discovery takes the investigation in a dramatically different direction. Suddenly the motive for murder has got a lot more personal. . . but who benefits the most from Ryan's death?

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Praise for Beneath the Surface

  • Fiendishly clever . . . and a big fat twist is lobbed into the ending like a hand grenade - Irish Sunday Independent on With Our Blessing

  • Brilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparkling new talent - Irish Examiner on With Our Blessing

  • 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 on With Our Blessing

  • 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 - Declan Burke, Irish Times on With Our Blessing

  • Jo Spain's vivid thriller explores the dark secrets from Ireland's past that continue to haunt Irish society today - Martin Sixsmith on With Our Blessing

  • Takes the traditional "country house mystery" and gives it an Irish twist. Atmospheric and compelling - Sinead Crowley on With Our Blessing

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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 and 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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