The Ruin begins with a prologue introducing Cormac Reilly as a young rookie police officer answering a call regarding a ‘minor domestic’ out in a remote area of Mayo, Ireland . He finds far more than he is prepared for. Fast forward twenty years to Chapter One and see how the past can come back with a vengeance.
I found this book slow at first but gradually became more and more intrigued. The plot is complex and the characters well rounded. If you like crime fiction you have found a very satisfying read in The Ruin.