The Ruin is Dervla McTiernan’s first novel and it is brilliant. Set in a small Irish town, a detective is tasked with finding out how a recent suicide is linked to a 20 year old murder mystery. But along the way, he is sent off course by colleagues who have their own sinister reasons for covering up the truth.
Untangling the web of lies soon becomes dangerous for the detective and the families involved in the case, but the detective’s tenacity and integrity wins out in the end. This is a really intriguing and well written crime thriller that will appeal to lovers of crime, drama and murder mysteries.