“A writer to watch.” —Publishers Weekly
Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Some lines should never be crossed.
Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy, and the mystery of a little girl’s silence—three unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town.
While Detective Cormac Reilly faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life, Garda Peter Fisher is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head. But even that is not as terrible as having to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone.
For some, like Anna and her young daughter, Tilly, Roundstone is a refuge from trauma. But even this village on the edge of the sea isn’t far enough to escape from the shadows of evil men.
“The Good Turn is the sizzling new page turner from author Dervla McTiernan. This gripping novel will appeal to more than just the mystery lover or detective fiction fan. Cormac Reilly has emerged as an admirable protagonist. The storylines that coalesce into a compelling dramatic narrative will leave the reader breathless and yearning for more from this brilliant author.” —Seattle Book Review (5/5 stars)
“McTiernan has rocked the crime fiction world.” —Candice Fox
“McTiernan’s in the top rank of crime writers.” —Chris Hammer
“A simply brilliant writer.” —Don Winslow
International no.1 bestseller Dervla McTiernan’s first two novels, The Rúin and The Scholar, were critically acclaimed around the world. Dervla has won multiple prizes, including a Ned Kelly Award, Davitt Awards, a Barry Award, and an International Thriller Writers Award, and has been shortlisted for numerous others. Dervla’s third book, The Good Turn, went straight to no.1 in the bestseller charts, confirming her place as one of Australia’s best and most popular crime writers.