She reached into the pram and placed her hands on the cotton blanket. It was still warm. But her smiling, new baby sister, with her wide blue-grey eyes, was gone…’
Twenty five years later, three bodies are found at a ramshackle cottage in the Irish countryside, and Detective Iris Locke is sick to her stomach. The victims are Anna Crowe and her two young children.
Iris has only recently joined the Limerick Murder Squad. Against her father’s advice, she’s working the narrow lanes and green hills of her childhood. Iris still remembers Anna, who was just a small girl when her baby sister was snatched, never to be seen again. It was the one case Iris’ own father never solved, and Iris can’t help but wonder if the two crimes are connected.
She’ll stop at nothing to find Anna justice, but a fire has destroyed almost all the physical evidence, and Limerick is the same small town she remembers: everybody protects their neighbours, and Iris has been away for too long.
Can Iris unpick the lies beneath the surface of her pretty hometown, and catch the most twisted individual of her career, when reopening the old case means reopening old wounds for her team, the rest of the community, and her own father?
Fans of Patricia Gibney, Angela Marsons and L.J. Ross won’t want to miss this – the first book in a gripping and unputdownable new crime series.
This is the first book in a brand new series from an author that I love – as soon as I saw it was being released I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy and I was invited to take part in the cover reveal too – I hope you agree too that is it fabulous!
I thought that the plot for this was superb, it was very well developed and the pace was spot on. I read the book in one sitting after I had put my daughter to bed and when my husband was on nights – complete bliss and it was such a treat!!
This was a book that I became completely engrossed in the book and I thought that the characters and Iris and her team were great – I can’t wait to find out more about them! The setting was excellent, the author really brought it all to life for me and it made me want to go back and visit Ireland!
I thought that this was a brilliant start to the series and I cannot wait for the next book!! Very well written, a completely additive plot with some excellent characters – 5 stars from me for this one – very highly recommended!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Geraldine Hogan was born in Ireland. She gained an Honors Degree in English Literature and Psychology from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree in Training and Management from University College, Galway. She is an Irish award-winning and bestselling author of four contemporary fiction novels under the pen name Faith Hogan.
Silent Night is her first crime novel, her second is due out in December 2019.
She is currently working on her next novel. She lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and a very busy Labrador named Penny. She’s a writer, reader, enthusiastic dog walker and reluctant jogger – except of course when it is raining!
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