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The Boy Who Fell

By Jo Spain

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From the bestselling author of With Our Blessing and The Confession comes a gripping new mystery featuring DCI Tom Reynolds.

FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CONFESSION AND CO-WRITER OF RTE ONE'S TAKEN DOWN

Kids can be so cruel.
They'll call you names.
Hurt your feelings.
Push you to your death.

In the garden of an abandoned house, Luke Connolly lies broken, dead. The night before, he and his friends partied inside. Nobody fought, everybody else went home safely. And yet, Luke was raped and pushed to his death. His alleged attacker is now in custody.

DCI Tom Reynolds is receiving the biggest promotion of his career when a colleague asks him to look at the Connolly case, believing it's not as cut and dried as local investigators have made out. And as Tom begins to examine the world Connolly and his upper class friends inhabited, the privilege and protection afforded to them, he too realises something.

In this place, people cover up for each other.
Even when it comes to murder.

Biographical Notes

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 her first psychological thriller. The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.

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Fabulous . . . Clever, pacey, compulsive — Sunday Mirror
Refreshing and... full of twists — The Express
Spain's blackly comic touch pulls us through a brilliantly dark tale — Daily Mail
A brilliantly dark tale — Mail on Sunday
A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride — Irish Independent
Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end — Prima
A scathing overview of the Celtic Tiger years . . . [a] vivid portrait of a fascinating monster — Irish Times
This gripping novel is more of a whydunnit than a whodunnit — Best
A contender for the most arresting opening paragraph of the year . . . This is crime fiction for grown-ups, taking its time to explore the ins and outs of human psychology — Sunday Express
An intriguing Rubik's Cube of a book that kept me turning the pages to get to the truth. So well plotted and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it — Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver
A clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families — Sunday Times
I can't praise The Confession enough. Brilliant writing, great story . . . a really cracking read — BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and Bring Me Back
A clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families — Sunday Times
A dizzying tale of lives falling apart that has you addicted from the very first page. I found it impossible to put down, so desperate was I to get to the truth — Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend
Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision — JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before
Here is my confession: I've never read Jo Spain before but now I'll be buying all of her books. The Confession is brutal and brilliant — Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
The Confession is jaw-dropping. Clever. Addictive. Beautifully drawn characters. Masterful storytelling — Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks
Loved it! Fabulous characters, superbly written, twists, turns & ends with a punch — Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake
An absolute cracker of a book, compulsive, deviously plotted and intense - I will be recommending this to everyone — Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner
Jo Spain is such a talent. The Confession had me in its thrall from the first page, revealing the dark side of the Celtic Tiger — Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill
I loved this twisty slice of domestic noir — Claire McGowan, author of Blood Tide
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