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Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

‘Five stars’ Amazon reviewer
‘What a read!’ Amazon reviewer
I was engrossed right from the start and read it in one long, very satisfied sitting’ Amazon reviewer

THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WITH OUR BLESSING AND BENEATH THE SURFACE RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW SERIAL-KILLER THRILLER.

The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, counting the mound of earth disturbed under the tent. Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sown their own flowers

In five places

Five graves

A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A search is mounted, but there are whispers. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted, or has she run away?

A week later, a gruesome discovery is made in the woods at Ireland’s most scenic beauty spot – the valley of Glendalough. The bodies are all young women who disappeared in recent years. D.I. Tom Reynolds and his team are faced with the toughest case of their careers – a serial killer, who hunts vulnerable women, and holds his victims captive before he ends their lives.

Soon the race is on to find Fiona Holland before it’s too late. . .

‘Deft plotting and expert handling of tension make for an intelligent mystery’ Guardian

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 21st September 2017

Price: £13.99

ISBN-13: 9781786483935

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
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
Atmospheric and compelling
Sinéad 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
Deft plotting and expert handling of tension make for an intelligent mystery
Guardian

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