The Killer in Me
A deadly past refuses to stay buried in Olivia Kiernan's masterful new novel Death is no stranger to Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan, but she isn't the only one from her small, coastal suburb to be intimately acquainted with it. Years ago, teenager Sean Hennessey s... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Suspense fiction, Murder - Investigation, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, FICTION / Suspense
||Crime, Thriller & Adventure
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A deadly past refuses to stay buried in Olivia Kiernan's masterful new novel Death is no stranger to Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan, but she isn't the only one from her small, coastal suburb to be intimately acquainted with it. Years ago, teenager Sean Hennessey shocked the tight-knit community when he was convicted of the brutal murder of his parents and attempted slaying of his sister, though he always maintained his innocence. Now, Sean is finally being released from prison--but when his newfound freedom coincides with the discovery of two bodies, the alleged connection between the cases only serves to pull Frankie further from answers even as it draws her closer to her town's hidden darkness. With a television documentary revisiting Sean's sentence pushing the public's sympathies into conflict on a weekly basis, a rabid media pressuring the police like never before, and a rising body count, Frankie will need all of her resources if she is not only to catch a killer, but put to rest what really happened all those years ago. A dark, irresistible cocktail of secrets, murder, and family, Olivia Kiernan's latest is an impossible-to-put-down triumph.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Praise for Olivia Kiernan and The Killer in Me [A] rip-roaring crime thriller that moves fast and features nonstop surprises throughout. --TheRealBookSpy.com Praise for Olivia Kiernan and Too Close to Breathe: Dublin makes a formidable background for a tense police procedural that introduces a strong heroine in Too Close to Breathe. Irish author Olivia Kiernan imbues Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan with intelligence and unusual sleuthing skills in the exciting debut...Kiernan's insights into Frankie's emotional and physical recovery are skillfully woven into the plot...While the serial killer is often overused, Kiernan finds a unique twist to this trope, where Dublin's streets and neighborhoods receive a fresh view. Too Close to Breathe excels with realistic characters, from Frankie and her police colleagues to the surprising villain. --Associated Press Olivia Kiernan pulls no punches in the tense, atmospheric Too Close to Breathe ... In a setup that's equal parts Fiona Barton and Gillian Flynn... A crime thriller extraordinaire. -Providence Journal As much a procedural as a character study of coming to terms with one's own capacity for perseverance in the face of tragedy, this will hopefully not be the last time readers encounter Kiernan's tough heroine. --Kirkus Reviews [A] sure-footed, perfectly constructed mystery... One cannot read Too Close to Breathe without wishing and hoping for much more, and sooner rather than later. --Booklist
Olivia Kiernan is an Irish writer living in the UK. She was born and raised in County Meath near the famed heritage town of Kells and holds an MA in creative writing awarded by the University of Sussex. She is also the author of Too Close to Breathe.