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Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

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‘A writer to watch out for . . . exceeded all expectations’ Amazon reviewer

Did I know it would come to this? There is no shot at redemption. I am going to die. The gun is in my eye-line as the second bullet is fired. That’s the one that kills me.

Ryan Finnegan, a high-ranking government official, is brutally slain in Leinster House, the seat of the Irish parliament. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds and his team are called in to uncover the truth behind the murder. As the suspects start to rack up, Tom must untangle a web of corruption, sordid secrets and sinister lies.

At first, all the evidence hints at a politically motivated crime, until a surprise discovery takes the investigation in a dramatically different direction. Suddenly the motive for murder has got a lot more personal . . . but who benefits the most from Ryan’s death?

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 8th September 2016

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781784299279

Reviews

Fiendishly clever . . . and a big fat twist is lobbed into the ending like a hand grenade
Irish Sunday Independent
Brilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparkling new talent
Irish Examiner
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
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
Atmospheric and compelling
Sinead Crowley
Spain handles the inevitable tensions with aplomb
Sunday Times
Packed with fascinating details . . . this is a satisfying mystery
Irish Independent
Absolutely my comfort reading
Ann Cleeves

An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery