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With Our Blessing

With Our Blessing

THE TOP TEN IRISH BESTSELLER. Shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition. Discover more DI Tom Reynolds with the next book in the series, Beneath the Surface.

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 working 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.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd September 2015

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781784295639

Reviews

An uncomfortable read that delves into [a] country's dark secrets
Irish Independent
Brilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparking new talent
Irish Examiner
In a very strong year for Irish crime-fiction debuts, Jo Spain's With Our Blessing is among the most assured . . . The story is rooted in decades-old cruelty and abuse, but despite the vivid brutality with which Spain opens the novel the tale as a whole is a rather genteel affair, an old-fashioned harking back to Agatha Christie . . . The apparently cosy tone is only skin deep, however: With Our Blessing picks at the scabs of recent Irish history to reveal raw and gaping wounds
Irish Times
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
Takes the traditional "country house mystery" and gives it an Irish twist. Atmospheric and compelling
Sinéad Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me?
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
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

An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery