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Sleeping Beauties : (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 3)

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'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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 29mm | 500g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786483920
  • 9781786483928
  • 366,332

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

Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking television series Taken Down, which first broadcast in Ireland in 2018. She's now working on multiple European television projects. Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.
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