The Good Turn

The Good Turn 3

by Dervla McTiernan

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/02/2020

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The unputdownable new novel from the bestselling author of The Ruin and The Scholar.

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.

ISBN:
9781460756799
9781460756799
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
24-02-2020
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
235x154x30mm
Weight:
0.53kg

'With her third novel Dervla McTiernan confirms she's a born storyteller' Val McDermid

'Intelligent and fast-paced ... We can't wait [for the next case]' - Wall Street Journal

'Top-notch crime writing' - Kate Forsyth

'Like The Ruin, The Scholar is a fast-paced, rewarding read' - Irish Examiner

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  • Crime to ponder

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    The Good Turn is an engrossing read that builds on the characters and the shadows of corruption present in the two earlier novels in Dervla McTiernan’s series. But you can start with this book. The setting is present day Ireland with a quick trip to Belgium and Lyon that reminds us of the international nature of contemporary crime and policing. Every paragraph is essential to this exploration of levels of police corruption and how easily it can become embedded with awful consequences. The characters and the story lines make it difficult to put down so you may decide to reread this book at a more leisurely pace to savour the writing.The Good Turn is an engrossing read that builds on the characters and the shadows of corruption present in the two earlier novels in Dervla McTiernan’s series. But you can start with this book. The setting is present day Ireland with a quick trip to Belgium and Lyon that reminds us of the international nature of contemporary crime and policing. Every paragraph is essential to this exploration of levels of police corruption and how easily it can become embedded with awful consequences. The characters and the story lines make it difficult to put down so you may decide to reread this book at a more leisurely pace to savor the writing.

  • Irish crime fiction at its best.

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    The Good Turn is the third novel in the Cormac Reilly series by Irish-born Australian author, Dervla McTiernan. Does it start with the abduction of a girl walking her dog, witnessed by a young boy from his sickbed? Or does that incident just kick off something that has been coming since Detective Inspector Cormac Reilly first arrived at Mill Street Garda Station in Galway?

    After a shooting that sees him under threat of prosecution and jail, Detective Peter Fisher is transferred to the village of Roundstone to work under the guidance Garda Sergeant Desmond Fisher, his (not beloved) father. Will it save his career? He is ordered to sort out the paperwork on a double murder that has been attributed to Dublin gangs, but his training under Cormac Reilly doesn’t let him rubber-stamp it when he sees discrepancies.

    Distracting Peter too, is the sudden deterioration of his grandmother Maggie’s health, but at least now he can regularly check on her. Peter is initially wary of Anna Collins, the young mother of nine-year-old Tilly, whom Des seems to have installed to care for Maggie. It’s hardly his style to bother about her.

    The same shooting incident sees Cormac Reilly suspended from duty, and he quickly concludes that what has been happening at the Garda Station is part of a much bigger picture, one that points to widespread Garda corruption involving drug trafficking. But from the outside, what can Cormac do? Emma strongly feels it’s time he abandoned the job in which his superiors frustrate him at every turn, but being a garda, and a good one, is in Cormac’s blood.

    Yet again, McTiernan gives the reader a terrific dose of fast-paced crime fiction: an excellent plot, twists and red herrings to keep the reader guessing, an exciting climax and a very satisfying resolution. With each instalment, she develops her regular characters a little further and adds new ones. More of Cormac and co will definitely be welcome. Or anything else this talented author might like to turn her hand to. This is Irish crime fiction at its best.

  • Now this is a good book!

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    Such a whimsical and fascinating novel.