The Irish Bestselling author of With Our Blessing and Beneath the Surface
'Five stars' Amazon reviewer
'What a read!' Amazon reviewer
'I was engrossed right from the start and read it in one long, very satisfied sitting' Amazon reviewer
THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WITH OUR BLESSING AND BENEATH THE SURFACE RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW SERIAL-KILLER THRILLER. The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, counting the mound of earth disturbed under the tent. Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sown their own flowers
In five places
A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A search is mounted, but there are whispers. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted, or has she run away?
A week later, a gruesome discovery is made in the woods at Ireland's most scenic beauty spot - the valley of Glendalough. The bodies are all young women who disappeared in recent years. D.I. Tom Reynolds and his team are faced with the toughest case of their careers - a serial killer, who hunts vulnerable women, and holds his victims captive before he ends their lives.
Soon the race is on to find Fiona Holland before it's too late. . .
'Deft plotting and expert handling of tension make for an intelligent mystery' Guardian
Brilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparkling new talent - Irish Examiner on With Our Blessing
Packed with fascinating details about the inner workings of Leinster House, this is a satisfying mystery - Irish Independent
Spain handles the inevitable tensions with aplomb - Sunday Times
Fiendishly clever . . . and a big fat twist is lobbed into the ending like a hand grenade - Irish Sunday Independent 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
Absolutely my comfort reading - Ann Cleeves
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
Jo Spain has worked as a party advisor on the economy in the Irish parliament. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and went on to be a top-ten bestseller in Ireland. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.