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The Killer in Me

By Olivia Kiernan
Read by Shelley Atkinson

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Old skeletons and fresh corpses confront DCS Frankie Sheehan in her latest Dublin-based case

'The heir to Tana French's throne' Irish Times
'Such sharp, clean writing and so atmospheric' Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies
'Tense, fast-paced . . . An excellent read' Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl


Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan does not wish to linger on the grisly scene before her eyes. Two mutilated corpses. In a church. In Clontarf. Her profiling background screams one fact: this is just the beginning of a sickening message.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old case is playing out on a TV documentary, the convicted professing his innocence and historical police errors being exposed daily in the media. Frankie's superior, commissioner Donna Hegarty, makes no bones about who she expects to clean things up - both in terms of past mishandlings and the present murders.

But not everyone working the cases wants the truth to come out. And the corridors of power have their own vested interest. Soon Frankie pinpoints just what is making her so nervous: the fact that anyone could be the next victim when justice is the killer.

The Killer In Me is a fast-paced thriller in which lies are safer that the truth, the past is never far from the present, and the ability to kill could well, it seems, live in everyone.

Biographical Notes

Olivia Kiernan is an Irish writer living in the UK. She was born and raised in County Meath, near the famed heritage town of Kells and holds an MA in Creative Writing awarded by the University of Sussex. The Killer In Me is her second novel.

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