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
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Ruin (Cormac Reilly #1) Reviews

  • Lia
    May 14, 2018
    A debut thriller which was better than the sum of its individual parts. Pacy story, interesting characters and a plausible yet surprising wrap up. Read on a 6hour car trip home and well worth the time and energy involved. If you liked Tana French this might be a good replace...
  • Jennifer (JC-S)
    Mar 13, 2018
    ?I am reopening this case and I want you to run the investigation.? Irishman Cormac Reilly remembers his first case as a new garda twenty years ago. He discovered the body of Hilaria Blake, dead of a drug overdose, in her home. Hilaria left behind a 15-year-old daughter and a 5-...
  • Josh
    Mar 17, 2018
    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
    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
    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...
  • Karen Brooks
    Apr 30, 2018
    What a magnificent novel this is ? the fact it?s a debut work makes it even more astonishing. It is at once, accomplished, tightly plotted, with beautifully crafted characters and a terrific setting ? Galway, Ireland. The book opens in 1993, when a young constable (Garda), Corma...
  • Kate Forsyth
    May 13, 2018
    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 ...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Mar 29, 2018
    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
    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 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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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...
  • Mary
    May 12, 2018
    After a stellar career in special units, Detective Cormac Reilly has returned to Galway to happily support his partner's career. But the new office is suspicious of his motives and he is being smothered in cold cases. Aisling Conroy's partner, Jack, is found dead in the river and t...
  • Jeannette
    Feb 22, 2018
    Book blurb... Cormac Reilly is about to reopen the case that took him twenty years to forget ... The stunning debut novel from your new favourite crime writer. 'The Ruin is a terrific debut and a rare gem :a compelling crime thriller that delivers depth as well as twists, with every...
  • Hollis
    Mar 02, 2018
    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 ...
  • Keith Currie
    Mar 08, 2018
    Dervla McTiernan?s first novel is an accomplished police procedural set in the west of Ireland town of Galway. It is an atmospheric and moving piece of writing with an assured plot and a range of well-drawn characters, both the sympathetic and the odious. As a young policeman Corm...
  • Carolyn
    Mar 20, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Roy
    Apr 27, 2018
    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
    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
    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 ...
  • Kerran Olson
    Mar 29, 2018
    I was so hooked by this book, right from the start! I found the plot really well paced, and I love Cormac so I'm really happy he's featuring in future books. I also learned quite a lot about Ireland that I didn't know. The darkness twisted through the story was sometimes subtle but rea...
  • Rob
    Mar 21, 2018
    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. ...
  • Susan Dunn
    Apr 03, 2018
    I actually listened to Aoife McMahon's delightful Irish accent bring Dervla McTiernan's story to life. 'The Ruin' is a totally engaging story that had me give up waiting for my next trip in my car, my usual place for audio books, and allow myself a bedtime story! From the outset I se...
  • Marie McLean
    Mar 21, 2018
    The Rúin 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...
  • Julie Lacey
    Mar 09, 2018
    I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book but I was drawn in very quickly and really liked the main character, Cormac Reilly. He?s the new man in town and is finding it hard to connect with fellow Gardas but someone he?s worked with before is there so he sticks with him at fi...