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After the Fire

After the Fire

‘Perfectly paced, and skilfully told’ Daily Mail

Nobody was supposed to get out alive.

On a Dublin city street, packed with afternoon shoppers, a young woman appears, naked, traumatised and bearing burn marks.

Tom Reynolds, now Chief Superintendent, is no longer head of the murder squad. But when it transpires the woman escaped from a house fire started deliberately and that there are more victims, Tom is sucked in. What begins as a straightforward case of arson, soon becomes something much more sinister.

The people in that house never wanted to be there in the first place. Now more of them are missing. Tom is faced with a ticking clock as he tries to locate the others and as he does, a terrifying spider’s web of domestic and international crime unfolds.

And not everybody will survive the fall-out.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 25th June 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781529400328


Sunday Times
A stunning read, and Jo's protagonist has very firmly planted himself as a leading Irish fictional detective
Woman's Way
Fabulous . . . Clever, pacey, compulsive
Sunday Mirror
Refreshing and... full of twists
Spain's blackly comic touch pulls us through a brilliantly dark tale
Daily Mail
A brilliantly dark tale
Mail on Sunday
Takes a sharp look at Ireland's wealth divide and questions just how tolerant of difference Irish society really is
Irish Independent
Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end
A clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families
Sunday Times
Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision
JP Delaney, author of THE GIRL BEFORE
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
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
A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride
Irish Independent
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
I can't praise The Confession enough. Brilliant writing, great story . . . a really cracking read
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
[A] tightly woven mystery
Woman's Weekly
Perfectly paced, and skilfully told
Daily Mail

An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery