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The Boy Who Fell

The Boy Who Fell

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.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 27th June 2019

Price: £13.99

ISBN-13: 9781787474376

Reviews

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
A stunning read, and Jo's protagonist has very firmly planted himself as a leading Irish fictional detective
Woman's Way
Engrossing
Sunday Times
Takes a sharp look at Ireland's wealth divide and questions just how tolerant of difference Irish society really is
Irish Independent
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

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