The Ruin (Cormac Reilly #1)

The Ruin (Cormac Reilly #1)

It's been twenty years since Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling Georgian home. But he's never forgotten the two children she left behind... When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to It's been twenty years since Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling Georgian home. But he...

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Title:The Ruin (Cormac Reilly #1)
Author:Dervla McTiernan
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0143133128
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:380 pages pages

The Ruin (Cormac Reilly #1) Reviews

  • Josh
    Mar 17, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

  • PattyMacDotComma
    May 09, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

  • Brenda
    Mar 07, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

  • Dem
    May 20, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

  • Kate Forsyth
    May 13, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...

    For me, the best crime novels are tense, evocative reads, set somewhere misty and atmospheric that raises the hairs on your skin, with characters who are complex and alive, who you cannot help caring about, and written in terse language that nonetheless has the power to haunt you with ...

  • Ammar
    Jul 12, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

  • Diane S ☔
    Jul 25, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

  • Jessica Woodbury
    Mar 29, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...

    For me, the best crime novels are tense, evocative reads, set somewhere misty and atmospheric that raises the hairs on your skin, with characters who are complex and alive, who you cannot help caring about, and written in terse language that nonetheless has the power to haunt you with ...

    An interesting premise to this Irish mystery/police procedural. The sins of the past come back to haunt the present day. Many of the characters in this novel are damaged souls in some form or another. Events build slowly over the course of the novel until we find out who the perpetrat...

    There's a lot of excellent Irish crime fiction and now we have a new series to add to the list. While Reilly is just the latest big city detective to move out to a smaller city and an unfriendly new team of fellow officers, he felt more alive on the page than the usual cop trope. The w...

  • K.
    Apr 08, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...

    For me, the best crime novels are tense, evocative reads, set somewhere misty and atmospheric that raises the hairs on your skin, with characters who are complex and alive, who you cannot help caring about, and written in terse language that nonetheless has the power to haunt you with ...

    An interesting premise to this Irish mystery/police procedural. The sins of the past come back to haunt the present day. Many of the characters in this novel are damaged souls in some form or another. Events build slowly over the course of the novel until we find out who the perpetrat...

    There's a lot of excellent Irish crime fiction and now we have a new series to add to the list. While Reilly is just the latest big city detective to move out to a smaller city and an unfriendly new team of fellow officers, he felt more alive on the page than the usual cop trope. The w...

    THE RUIN was the kind of series opener that has you wanting more. And from a debut author no less! McTiernan was slow to reveal the twisted, complicated, threads of her mystery, and how many events and people were connected and caught up, but when it was all finally laid out.. wow. It ...

    You can't beat a damn good police procedural, forget all these psychological thrillers that are popping up everywhere. Dervla McTiernan, never heard of her before, was recommended at a recent book meeting, writes the first in the Cormac Reilly series, a Guarda now working out of Galway...

    Twenty years ago, Cormac Reilly arrives at a scene where Hilaria Blake seemingly overdosed on heroine and her two neglected children were left behind. Five year old Jack was taken to foster care and fifteen year old Maude disappeared. Now, Cormac is moving back to Galway from Dublin to...

    The Rin lives up to its promise as being ?the most addictive crime fiction debut of 2018?. Set in Ireland, this is the first in a series of detective Cormac Reilly novels. It is well written, fast paced, and will leave you wondering who to trust. An apparent suicide in 201...

    Trigger warnings: child abuse, rape, death of a parent, death of a sibling, death of a partner, paedophilia, suicide, rape, murder, drug overdose, blackmail, discussion of abortion. I was super excited when we got a copy of this at work, except then someone else rudely borrowed befo...

  • Susan
    Apr 21, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

  • Taylor
    Mar 06, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...

    For me, the best crime novels are tense, evocative reads, set somewhere misty and atmospheric that raises the hairs on your skin, with characters who are complex and alive, who you cannot help caring about, and written in terse language that nonetheless has the power to haunt you with ...

    An interesting premise to this Irish mystery/police procedural. The sins of the past come back to haunt the present day. Many of the characters in this novel are damaged souls in some form or another. Events build slowly over the course of the novel until we find out who the perpetrat...

    There's a lot of excellent Irish crime fiction and now we have a new series to add to the list. While Reilly is just the latest big city detective to move out to a smaller city and an unfriendly new team of fellow officers, he felt more alive on the page than the usual cop trope. The w...

    THE RUIN was the kind of series opener that has you wanting more. And from a debut author no less! McTiernan was slow to reveal the twisted, complicated, threads of her mystery, and how many events and people were connected and caught up, but when it was all finally laid out.. wow. It ...

    You can't beat a damn good police procedural, forget all these psychological thrillers that are popping up everywhere. Dervla McTiernan, never heard of her before, was recommended at a recent book meeting, writes the first in the Cormac Reilly series, a Guarda now working out of Galway...

    Twenty years ago, Cormac Reilly arrives at a scene where Hilaria Blake seemingly overdosed on heroine and her two neglected children were left behind. Five year old Jack was taken to foster care and fifteen year old Maude disappeared. Now, Cormac is moving back to Galway from Dublin to...

    The Rin lives up to its promise as being ?the most addictive crime fiction debut of 2018?. Set in Ireland, this is the first in a series of detective Cormac Reilly novels. It is well written, fast paced, and will leave you wondering who to trust. An apparent suicide in 201...

    Trigger warnings: child abuse, rape, death of a parent, death of a sibling, death of a partner, paedophilia, suicide, rape, murder, drug overdose, blackmail, discussion of abortion. I was super excited when we got a copy of this at work, except then someone else rudely borrowed befo...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for an advance copy of The Ruin, a police procedural set in Galway. DS Cormac Reilly has recently taken a step down from the elite squad in Dublin he worked for to follow his partner to Galway. His welcome to Galway is ...

    I know that this book will stay with me for a long time to come. Dervla McTiernan's Irish locales and locals are dynamic, gritty and real. Having become a sort of Irish crime buff, I am thrilled to have read an ARC of this novel. Cormac is the consummate detective, and his exploits in ...

  • Ingrid
    Mar 24, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

  • Phrynne
    Mar 20, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

  • Andrea
    May 12, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

  • Heidi
    Feb 05, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

  • Jenny
    May 24, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

  • Cphe
    Jun 07, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...

    For me, the best crime novels are tense, evocative reads, set somewhere misty and atmospheric that raises the hairs on your skin, with characters who are complex and alive, who you cannot help caring about, and written in terse language that nonetheless has the power to haunt you with ...

    An interesting premise to this Irish mystery/police procedural. The sins of the past come back to haunt the present day. Many of the characters in this novel are damaged souls in some form or another. Events build slowly over the course of the novel until we find out who the perpetrat...

  • Hollis
    Mar 02, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...

    For me, the best crime novels are tense, evocative reads, set somewhere misty and atmospheric that raises the hairs on your skin, with characters who are complex and alive, who you cannot help caring about, and written in terse language that nonetheless has the power to haunt you with ...

    An interesting premise to this Irish mystery/police procedural. The sins of the past come back to haunt the present day. Many of the characters in this novel are damaged souls in some form or another. Events build slowly over the course of the novel until we find out who the perpetrat...

    There's a lot of excellent Irish crime fiction and now we have a new series to add to the list. While Reilly is just the latest big city detective to move out to a smaller city and an unfriendly new team of fellow officers, he felt more alive on the page than the usual cop trope. The w...

    THE RUIN was the kind of series opener that has you wanting more. And from a debut author no less! McTiernan was slow to reveal the twisted, complicated, threads of her mystery, and how many events and people were connected and caught up, but when it was all finally laid out.. wow. It ...

  • Faith
    Jul 05, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

  • Carolyn
    Mar 20, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

  • Mandy Radley
    Apr 10, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...

    For me, the best crime novels are tense, evocative reads, set somewhere misty and atmospheric that raises the hairs on your skin, with characters who are complex and alive, who you cannot help caring about, and written in terse language that nonetheless has the power to haunt you with ...

    An interesting premise to this Irish mystery/police procedural. The sins of the past come back to haunt the present day. Many of the characters in this novel are damaged souls in some form or another. Events build slowly over the course of the novel until we find out who the perpetrat...

    There's a lot of excellent Irish crime fiction and now we have a new series to add to the list. While Reilly is just the latest big city detective to move out to a smaller city and an unfriendly new team of fellow officers, he felt more alive on the page than the usual cop trope. The w...

    THE RUIN was the kind of series opener that has you wanting more. And from a debut author no less! McTiernan was slow to reveal the twisted, complicated, threads of her mystery, and how many events and people were connected and caught up, but when it was all finally laid out.. wow. It ...

    You can't beat a damn good police procedural, forget all these psychological thrillers that are popping up everywhere. Dervla McTiernan, never heard of her before, was recommended at a recent book meeting, writes the first in the Cormac Reilly series, a Guarda now working out of Galway...

  • Bianca
    May 26, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

  • Laura
    Aug 01, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...

    For me, the best crime novels are tense, evocative reads, set somewhere misty and atmospheric that raises the hairs on your skin, with characters who are complex and alive, who you cannot help caring about, and written in terse language that nonetheless has the power to haunt you with ...

    An interesting premise to this Irish mystery/police procedural. The sins of the past come back to haunt the present day. Many of the characters in this novel are damaged souls in some form or another. Events build slowly over the course of the novel until we find out who the perpetrat...

    There's a lot of excellent Irish crime fiction and now we have a new series to add to the list. While Reilly is just the latest big city detective to move out to a smaller city and an unfriendly new team of fellow officers, he felt more alive on the page than the usual cop trope. The w...

    THE RUIN was the kind of series opener that has you wanting more. And from a debut author no less! McTiernan was slow to reveal the twisted, complicated, threads of her mystery, and how many events and people were connected and caught up, but when it was all finally laid out.. wow. It ...

    You can't beat a damn good police procedural, forget all these psychological thrillers that are popping up everywhere. Dervla McTiernan, never heard of her before, was recommended at a recent book meeting, writes the first in the Cormac Reilly series, a Guarda now working out of Galway...

    Twenty years ago, Cormac Reilly arrives at a scene where Hilaria Blake seemingly overdosed on heroine and her two neglected children were left behind. Five year old Jack was taken to foster care and fifteen year old Maude disappeared. Now, Cormac is moving back to Galway from Dublin to...

  • Roy
    Apr 27, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

  • Paromjit
    Mar 10, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

  • Nadia King
    Feb 17, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

  • Elaine Tomasso
    Feb 21, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...

    For me, the best crime novels are tense, evocative reads, set somewhere misty and atmospheric that raises the hairs on your skin, with characters who are complex and alive, who you cannot help caring about, and written in terse language that nonetheless has the power to haunt you with ...

    An interesting premise to this Irish mystery/police procedural. The sins of the past come back to haunt the present day. Many of the characters in this novel are damaged souls in some form or another. Events build slowly over the course of the novel until we find out who the perpetrat...

    There's a lot of excellent Irish crime fiction and now we have a new series to add to the list. While Reilly is just the latest big city detective to move out to a smaller city and an unfriendly new team of fellow officers, he felt more alive on the page than the usual cop trope. The w...

    THE RUIN was the kind of series opener that has you wanting more. And from a debut author no less! McTiernan was slow to reveal the twisted, complicated, threads of her mystery, and how many events and people were connected and caught up, but when it was all finally laid out.. wow. It ...

    You can't beat a damn good police procedural, forget all these psychological thrillers that are popping up everywhere. Dervla McTiernan, never heard of her before, was recommended at a recent book meeting, writes the first in the Cormac Reilly series, a Guarda now working out of Galway...

    Twenty years ago, Cormac Reilly arrives at a scene where Hilaria Blake seemingly overdosed on heroine and her two neglected children were left behind. Five year old Jack was taken to foster care and fifteen year old Maude disappeared. Now, Cormac is moving back to Galway from Dublin to...

    The Rin lives up to its promise as being ?the most addictive crime fiction debut of 2018?. Set in Ireland, this is the first in a series of detective Cormac Reilly novels. It is well written, fast paced, and will leave you wondering who to trust. An apparent suicide in 201...

    Trigger warnings: child abuse, rape, death of a parent, death of a sibling, death of a partner, paedophilia, suicide, rape, murder, drug overdose, blackmail, discussion of abortion. I was super excited when we got a copy of this at work, except then someone else rudely borrowed befo...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for an advance copy of The Ruin, a police procedural set in Galway. DS Cormac Reilly has recently taken a step down from the elite squad in Dublin he worked for to follow his partner to Galway. His welcome to Galway is ...

  • Rob
    Mar 21, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

  • Marie McLean
    Mar 21, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...

    For me, the best crime novels are tense, evocative reads, set somewhere misty and atmospheric that raises the hairs on your skin, with characters who are complex and alive, who you cannot help caring about, and written in terse language that nonetheless has the power to haunt you with ...

    An interesting premise to this Irish mystery/police procedural. The sins of the past come back to haunt the present day. Many of the characters in this novel are damaged souls in some form or another. Events build slowly over the course of the novel until we find out who the perpetrat...

    There's a lot of excellent Irish crime fiction and now we have a new series to add to the list. While Reilly is just the latest big city detective to move out to a smaller city and an unfriendly new team of fellow officers, he felt more alive on the page than the usual cop trope. The w...

    THE RUIN was the kind of series opener that has you wanting more. And from a debut author no less! McTiernan was slow to reveal the twisted, complicated, threads of her mystery, and how many events and people were connected and caught up, but when it was all finally laid out.. wow. It ...

    You can't beat a damn good police procedural, forget all these psychological thrillers that are popping up everywhere. Dervla McTiernan, never heard of her before, was recommended at a recent book meeting, writes the first in the Cormac Reilly series, a Guarda now working out of Galway...

    Twenty years ago, Cormac Reilly arrives at a scene where Hilaria Blake seemingly overdosed on heroine and her two neglected children were left behind. Five year old Jack was taken to foster care and fifteen year old Maude disappeared. Now, Cormac is moving back to Galway from Dublin to...

    The Rin lives up to its promise as being ?the most addictive crime fiction debut of 2018?. Set in Ireland, this is the first in a series of detective Cormac Reilly novels. It is well written, fast paced, and will leave you wondering who to trust. An apparent suicide in 201...

  • BookGypsy
    Aug 05, 2018

    This is the first in the DI Cormac Reilly series set in Galway, Ireland. Reilly is trying to find his feet at the police station, after having moved from Dublin to be with Emma, his partner, who starts a demanding new job. After a high flying career, the move which might be viewed as a...

    In 1993, Cormac is a young Garda, called to the scene of a possible domestic. Inside a dilapadated house he finds two young children. Maude, fifteen and Jack only five, both paifully thin. In an upstairs bedroom he finds a dead woman, with the needle still stuck in her arm. Fast forwar...

    Refreshing and Back to basics well constructed crime novel that is believable and entertaining. A cracking good read for those who enjoy crime / mystery novels. The Ruin is a debut novel by Dervla McTiernan and what a complex and fast paced novel set in Galway. I rarely read crime ...

    4? ?The truism that a lawyer should never ask a question to which he did not already know the answer did not apply to detectives. If anything the opposite rule applied. You had a plan going into every interrogation, but sometimes it was best to follow your instinct,? Ireland?...

    This is actually a brilliant book for an author's debut, and if she can keep up the standard we are in for an excellent series! I always like an Irish setting. This book begins in a dilapidated ruin in the Galway countryside, twenty years in the past, with a dead body and two damage...

    After some 20y of building up his career in elite units, working on some of the biggest cases in Dublin, DS Cormac Reilly has moved back to Galway where his career began so that his partner can further her scientific career. Now he finds himself the new boy in the office, consigned to ...

    Ruin is Irish for secret. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I just cannot get my head around it being a debut! The story has a fast pace and is very well built up. Cormac Reilly is sympathetic and straight forward. I'm very enthousiastic and very sorry that I have to wait till March 20...

    Surgical resident Aisling Conroy was happy with her life. Her desire to become a surgeon was within her grasp; her boyfriend Jack Blake was someone she knew she would spend the rest of her life with. The love they shared was deep and real. But after a long night in A&E, breakfast w...

    Set in 2013, this is the first book of a new series featuring Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly who has recently moved to Galway from Dublin in order to be with his girlfriend Emma. His new colleagues are not exactly welcoming and it seems to go beyond the usual hazing of the new guy. T...

    I just love it when a novel lives up to the hype. The Ruin was a very satisfying read - steady, engaging and very atmospheric. Garda Cormac Reilly (I love his name) was an interesting character, whom I hope to get to know better in the second novel. McTiernan weaved a compelli...

    This police procedural set in mostly in Galway, Ireland introduces new series protagonist Cormac Reilly; a smart and dedicated Guard who isn't afraid to go against the grain to solve a case - even if it means investigating his colleagues. The Ruin is a story of two tales intertwine...

    Really interesting written debut A crime Cold crime The past and the present A mother with a needle in her arm The kids... alone and unkempt The future What happens to them The present A crime Murder or suicide The Garda come in and check things out Will they fix...

    The Ruin is book 1 of Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan. When his partner Emma offered a great job in Galway, and Detective Reilly decided to leave Dublin and follow Emma back to Galway. When Detective Sergeant Reilly started his new role at Mill Street Garda Station, his first ...

    I've read some really, really good debuts this year, and this one is right up there. DS Cormac Reilly has recently transferred from Dublin to Galway. He hasn't felt particularly welcome at his new station, being assigned a mountain of cold cases to re-work on his own. When he is tol...

    I really loved this. A slow burn at the start as we are slowly introduced to the main characters. A policeman( Cormac) , a doctor and her partner and a few other side characters. We have an initial story where Cormac is the policemen in charge of a murder in 1993, where he picks up to ...

    This is a very promising start to a new crime series. Cormac Reilly is a young Garda, or police officer, when he is sent out to a call. When he arrives at the crumbling country house, he finds a mother dead of what appears to be a drug overdose and two children alone. Maude is fifteen,...

    I can't believe that this is Dervla McTiernan debut novel. It's written with such confidence and can I say panache. It's mystery on mystery. What could an overdose, resulting in the death, of an alcoholic mother twenty years ago have any bearing on her son's possible suicide today. ...

    Some of my favourite police procedurals have been set in Ireland, and this one is definitely in that category! What makes my heart sing is that it is only the start of a (hopefully long) series, and that the author is already working on a sequel. What could be more intriguing than a...

    The Ruin is a stunning debut from Perth author, Dervla McTiernan (McTiernan moved to Perth from Ireland but we?re claiming her as our own). Crime fiction is a relatively new reading genre for me but it?s one I find myself increasingly drawn to. The Ruin has all the hallmarks of ...

    Stunning Debut! A crime driven psychological thriller set in a small Irish town. Detective Comac Reilly reopens an investigation from twenty years ago. One he has never been able to shake. As Cormac investigates these two cases he also has problems of his own to deal with. This is the...