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Summary

Some lines should never be crossed. 

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. 

©2020 Dervla McTiernan (P)2020 HarperCollinsPublishers Australia Pty Limited

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JUST EXCELLENT

I've listened to all the books produced by Dervla...and they just get better and better...if that's possible with excellent storylines. The greatest choice of narrator..or really performer too...how do you make each character sound so believable? It is as though a full cast are present! Aoife...you are the best.

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Brilliant Read

I enjoyed this book so much I wanted it to last forever. Unfortunately it was so great I couldn’t stop listening. It had everything I require in a book brilliant story together with a fantastic narrator.

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Fanbloodytastic

Have listened to all 3 books over the last few days! Loved every one of them. Aoifa McMahon is a fab narrator and enhances the enjoyment of the books. Storyline has been enjoyable in each book with little twists and turns throughout. I’ve disliked some of the characters and loved others. Did not listen to the ‘spoiler’ at the end - thanks for the heads up! Number 4 now please

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Brilliant book

A very good listen with many twists and turns, Cormac is in trouble again but how can he get out of it and get to the truth? Is Peter facing an early to his police career? All be answered a book you want to see what happens but also you don't want it to end. The narration is fantastic Aoife is brilliant and the reason I found this book. I hope there will be more to come in the series but would be nice for Cormac to not get suspended and solve cases without his bosses coming down on him.

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Great and worth the listen

I enjoyed much of it and it kept me gripped but I think a few to many ‘He Said’ ‘She Said’ which shows a lack of confidence in the performer which wasn’t needed Look forward to hearing the next one

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excellent listen

I love the narrators voice! I think she could read anything and engage the listener. Story excellent, waiting for next book from Dervla.

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Great read

This is the third book in the Cormac Reilly series and I have enjoyed all three,the narration by Aoife McMahon is first class and the storyline from the first book to the last is very good.I would advise reading the the first two books before this to get to know the characters.There are two more shorter stories to follow but if your like me and like a good ten hour listen I would wait to see if there any any offers before I read them.

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One of the best by Dervla McTiernan

All her books are superb but this one is my favourite. Just couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. As always the narration brought the book to life. I would recommend it .

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Brilliant!!!!!!

Love it, I really hope there is a 4th book for the Cormac Reilly series. The narrator was excellent.

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Excellent

well read, really good story. this series just gets better with each book. can't wait for the next one

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  • barry
  • 19-06-20

McTiernan on a roll

Dervla McTiernan is rapidly becoming a real go to audiobook listen for me. The woman knows how to, using the Irish detective genre, one of the richer veins out there to begin with, spin a yarn: sympathetic protagonists, interesting characterizations, plot complications and sub plots both easy to follow and interesting, and the most difficult element, sticking the landing. Somewhat timely although it is not really polemic and the theme is hardly unusual for detective novels, the book casts an eye on both police corruption and the dangers of policing, exacerbated by corruption at administrative levels, insofar as it might go in a city and small town in contemporary Ireland. Ms. McMahon is an exemplary narrator. I do not know if she can shed her Irish inflections to read books from other venues, but she is as good as it gets in differentiating voices and bringing her novelist's characters to life. It's only Irish detective rock and roll, but I like it. As good if not better than anything by Tana French.

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  • Audible Fan
  • 19-06-20

Amazing Book with a slight audio issue.

This is an amazingly addictive book Very well written, I liked the previous books in this series and find this one to be the best of them all. I could hardly stop listening to this very well thought out story. I can say that the audio has a strange echo sound. In order to clear the audio issue up I deleted the download and then changed the download setting to "high quality" before downloading the book again. This did help but still found the audio quality to be low. Overall great plot, awesome characters and superb narration. I would recommend this title.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 27-07-20

Prefer books without constant f word

I enjoyed the story except I don’t enjoy hearing profanity and this book uses it throughout. I don’t use language like that nor does anyone in my world, so I prefer authors who create dialogue without it.

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  • Dr. Meggin McIntosh
  • 03-07-20

Nothing could have been better in this book

I thoroughly enjoyed the first two in this series and one always wonders if someone will keep getting better or...maybe have already reached their peak. Aoife McMahon is clearly continuing toward higher and higher peaks of talent and storytelling. FABULOUS story and the narrator is perfect. PERFECT.

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  • Karenique
  • 17-06-20

A welcome addition to the Cormac Reilly series!

I’m thrilled that I found this detective series. I was waiting for the fourth release and I was not disappointed. Just like the previous three, this one had twists, turns, surprises, conniving and devious activity plus separate stories that merge together so well. And,mph, the “bad guys” deserve what they get. Listen intently as this plot moves smoothly and fast. Aoife McMahon is indeed one of my favorite narrators. The same goes for author Dervla McTiernan. I’m hoping for the addition of another Reilly series audiobook. Well worth a treasured credit. Highly recommended! Please, may I have more? Epic, I say! EPIC!!! 👏✍🏻🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟✍🏻👏

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  • Patricia L. Kennedy
  • 11-07-20

Great Read

This is the author's best one. I love the characters and the plot. Makes me want to visit Galway again.

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  • Reasmom
  • 14-09-20

Love the crime solving.

The basis of the stories are great in this series. The author writes very well. The narration is great. I would say, however, that I think the story line would be better and less frustrating if the crime itself was the focus rather than the childish, jealous behaviors of the police themselves. It has rather put me off this author.

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  • Karen
  • 02-08-20

Loved the book.... But...

The narrator was fine, but the actual sound was poor. Sounded like it was recorded in a tunnel. And there a fuzz there too. This unfortunate, but the story was as good as all of McTiernan's.

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  • Laurie E. Barshay
  • 21-07-20

She’s done it again!

Author Dervla McTieran and narrator Aoife McMahon have delivered yet again a fantastic listen. While I suggest that you listen to at least one other book in the series for character development, it also can stand alone. So happy that Dervla has continued the series!

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  • TheLibrian
  • 17-06-20

Great Listen, Good Plot

I've enjoyed all of Dervla McTiernan's books in this series. I'm looking forward to her next book. I also loved the narrator!

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