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With Our Blessing

With Our Blessing

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‘After a dramatic and brutal opening, Jo Spain’s amazing debut, With Our Blessing, settles into a very satisfying murder mystery steeped in recent Irish history’ Amazon Reviewer

It’s true what they say . . . revenge is sweet.

1975
A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother.

2010
The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter.

Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is on the case. He’s convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them . . . and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.

Discover more DI Tom Reynolds with the next instalments of the acclaimed series, Beneath the Surface (book 2) and Sleeping Beauties (book 3).

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 2nd June 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781784293178

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 about the inner workings of Leinster House, this is a satisfying mystery
Irish Independent
Absolutely my comfort reading
Ann Cleeves