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With Our Blessing : (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 1)

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THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RICHARD AND JUDY SEARCH FOR A BESTSELLER COMPETITION

'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).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 35mm | 368g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784293172
  • 9781784293178
  • 5,538

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Absolutely my comfort reading * Ann Cleeves * Packed with fascinating details about the inner workings of Leinster House, this is a satisfying mystery * Irish Independent * Spain handles the inevitable tensions with aplomb * Sunday Times * Atmospheric and compelling * Sinead Crowley * 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 *
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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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980 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (388)
3 12% (115)
2 2% (23)
1 1% (10)
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