The Good Turn: Cormac Reilly, Book 3 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
"With her third novel, Dervla McTiernan confirms she's a born storyteller." (Val McDermid)
The unputdownable number one best seller from the author of The Ruin and The Scholar.
Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl's silence - three unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town.
While Detective Cormac Reilly faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life, Garda Peter Fisher is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head. But even that is not as terrible as having to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone.
For some, like Anna and her young daughter Tilly, Roundstone is a refuge from trauma. But even this village on the edge of the sea isn't far enough to escape from the shadows of evil men.
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"Intelligent and fast-paced.... We can't wait [for the next case]." (Wall Street Journal)
"Top-notch crime writing." (Kate Forsyth)
"Like The Ruin, The Scholar is a fast-paced, rewarding read." (Irish Examiner)
"A truly fine police procedural that should see the author rocket from star to superstar." (Irish Independent)
"Taut, tense and darkly addictive." (Candice Fox)
"Confirms McTiernan's place in the top rank of crime writers." (Chris Hammer)
"The Ruin was an outstanding debut but The Scholar proves beyond a doubt that Dervla McTiernan is a remarkable talent...crime fiction of the highest standard." (Jane Casey)
"A story that is as moving as it is fast-paced." (Val McDermid)
"A writer to watch." (Publishers Weekly)
"Dervla McTiernan's first novel far outclasses some of the genre's stalwarts, marking her as a crime writer to watch, and Cormac Reilly a cop to follow to hell and back. Fans of Ian Rankin and Tana French will feel right at home." (Bookseller + Publisher)
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 48 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||24 February 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 266 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
8 in Police Procedural Mysteries
11 in Psychological Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
21 in Suspense
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Reviewed in Australia on 24 February 2020
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At times I wondered if this was a story about Cormac or Peter, and how they related. Then the whole thing got darker - Both detectives seeking their futures ending in disgrace.
Then it turned around quickly - an arrest - a surprise finding of evidence - and an exciting ending to wrap up all the conspirency and see the bent police off. Very satisfying, particularly Brian Murphy.
I guess that I struggled in parts through the novel, but certainly enjoyed if as it came to the climax.
Will Cormac return in edition four? I hope so, with Fisher along side him.
Well done Dervla
Definitely an author to watch .
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There is rampant police corruption in Garda Síochána, Galway, and Cormac thinks his superior, Superintendent Brian Murphy is working with a crime family along with his son, Sergeant Trevor Murphy. Because Trevor is second-in-command of the drugs task force, Brian diverts most station cops to the task force. That leaves the station very short, which upsets Cormac, who tries to get more staff.
When a young girl is kidnapped, Cormac has words with his boss who remains adamant. Cormac and the few station cops work desperately and manage to track the kidnapper, who is shot by Garda Peter Fisher. Of course, Superintendent Murphy creates a reason to suspend Cormac, and Peter is forced to take a cop job in a rural village where he works for his father, whom Peter dislikes.
Much of the book features Peter Fisher investigating the possible gang-raid death of an older, village man. Whilst doing so, he discovers suspicious deaths of three other men. Plus, Peter’s elderly aunt, Maggie Robinson, who was friends with the dead men, is being poisoned. The remainder of the book is mostly about Cormac dealing with police corruption; and Peter interacting w Anna, Maggie’s carer, and Tully, Anna’s mute daughter.
Overall, this book ties up threads from earlier books, but the end is rushed, with mostly summaries which are unsatisfactory.
3.5 stars bumped up to 4 stars