With Our Blessing: (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 1)
The top ten Irish bestseller - a stunning debut voice in Irish crime fiction
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|Library of Congress
||Ireland - Fiction
||Crime, Thriller & Adventure
||General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Description of this Book
THE TOP TEN IRISH BESTSELLER. Shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition. 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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||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 -- Declan Burke Irish Times Brilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparking 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
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
Jo Spain has worked as a journalist and a party advisor on the economy in the Irish parliament. With Our Blessing is her first novel and was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition 2015. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.