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The Darkest Place: A bingeable, edge-of-your-seat mystery (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 4)

Jo Spain

8 Reviews

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An Inspector Tom Reynold, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

From the bestselling author of With Our Blessing and The Confession comes a gripping mystery set on a remote island off the coast of Kerry.

'A deeply satisfying read' Sunday Times

Christmas Day
, and DCI Tom Reynolds receives an alarming call. A mass grave has been discovered on Oilean na Caillte, the island which housed the controversial psychiatric institution St. Christina's. The hospital has been closed for decades and onsite graves were tragically common. Reynolds thinks his adversarial boss is handing him a cold case to sideline him.

But then it transpires another body has been discovered amongst the dead - one of the doctors who went missing from the hospital in mysterious circumstances forty years ago. He appears to have been brutally murdered.

As events take a sudden turn, nothing can prepare Reynolds and his team for what they are about to discover once they arrive on the island . . .

'A stunning read' Woman's Way

'Refreshing and full of twists' Express

'Clever, pacey, compulsive' Sunday Mirror

'Expertly crafted, deeply immersive and timely' Irish Independent

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Praise for The Darkest Place: A bingeable, edge-of-your-seat mystery (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 4)

  • Reliably assured plotting, sympathetic characters - and something horrifyingly dark lurking at the edges - make Spain's latest DCI Tom Reynolds title a deeply satisfying read - Sunday Times

  • Deft plotting and expert handling of tension make for an intelligent mystery - The Guardian

  • Absolutely my comfort reading - Ann Cleeves

  • Packed with fascinating details . . . this is a satisfying mystery - Irish Independent

  • Atmospheric and compelling - Sinead Crowley

  • Jo Spain's vivid thriller explores the dark secrets from Ireland's past that continue to haunt Irish society today - Martin Sixsmith, author of Philomena

  • 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 - Irish Times

  • Spain's vivid thriller explores the dark secrets of Ireland's past - Irish Country Living

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Jo Spain

JO SPAIN is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was a finalist in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and she's become a regular Top Ten Irish bestseller with her subsequent eleven novels. Jo co-writes and produces the internationally acclaimed Harry Wild TV series and is currently working on several TV productions, including the adaptation of her own Detective Tom Reynolds series. Jo and her family live in Dublin.

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