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The Boy Who Fell: (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 5)

The Boy Who Fell: (An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 5)

From the bestselling author of With Our Blessing and The Confession comes a gripping new mystery featuring DCI Tom Reynolds.

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ISBN 9781787474376
Barcode 9781787474376
Published 25 June 2019 by Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Spain, Jo
Series An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781787474376
ISBN-10 1787474372
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Publication Date 25 June 2019
International Publication Date 27 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Spain, Jo
Series An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 460g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ireland - Fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 980945

Description of this Book

From the bestselling author of With Our Blessing and The Confession comes a gripping new mystery featuring DCI Tom Reynolds. Kids can be so cruel. They'll call you names. Hurt your feelings. Push you to your death. In the garden of an abandoned house, Luke Connolly lies broken, dead. The night before, he and his friends partied inside. Nobody fought, everybody else went home safely. And yet, Luke was raped and pushed to his death. His alleged attacker is now in custody. DCI Tom Reynolds is receiving the biggest promotion of his career when a colleague asks him to look at the Connolly case, believing it's not as cut and dried as local investigators have made out. And as Tom begins to examine the world Connolly and his upper class friends inhabited, the privilege and protection afforded to them, he too realises something. In this place, people cover up for each other. Even when it comes to murder.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I loved this twisty slice of domestic noir * Claire McGowan, author of Blood Tide * Jo Spain is such a talent. The Confession had me in its thrall from the first page, revealing the dark side of the Celtic Tiger * Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill * An absolute cracker of a book, compulsive, deviously plotted and intense - I will be recommending this to everyone * Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner * Loved it! Fabulous characters, superbly written, twists, turns & ends with a punch * Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake * The Confession is jaw-dropping. Clever. Addictive. Beautifully drawn characters. Masterful storytelling * Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks * Here is my confession: I've never read Jo Spain before but now I'll be buying all of her books. The Confession is brutal and brilliant * Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle * Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision * JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before * A dizzying tale of lives falling apart that has you addicted from the very first page. I found it impossible to put down, so desperate was I to get to the truth * Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend * A clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families * Sunday Times * I can't praise The Confession enough. Brilliant writing, great story . . . a really cracking read * BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and Bring Me Back * A clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families * Sunday Times * An intriguing Rubik's Cube of a book that kept me turning the pages to get to the truth. So well plotted and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it * Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver * A contender for the most arresting opening paragraph of the year . . . This is crime fiction for grown-ups, taking its time to explore the ins and outs of human psychology * Sunday Express * This gripping novel is more of a whydunnit than a whodunnit * Best * A scathing overview of the Celtic Tiger years . . . [a] vivid portrait of a fascinating monster * Irish Times * Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end * Prima * A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride * Irish Independent * A brilliantly dark tale * Mail on Sunday * Spain's blackly comic touch pulls us through a brilliantly dark tale * Daily Mail * Refreshing and... full of twists * The Express * Fabulous . . . Clever, pacey, compulsive * Sunday Mirror *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking television series Taken Down, which first broadcast in Ireland in 2018. She's now working on multiple European television projects. Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.

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