The Ruin

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2018
10 hours 26 minutes
“Compelling, unexpected twists and a hold-your breath standoff . . . Hand this one to readers of Tana French and to police-procedural fans.” —Booklist

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 forget—until Jack’s sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it.

Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the reinvestigation of a seemingly accidental overdose twenty years ago—the overdose of Jack and Maude’s drug and alcohol addled mother. Detective Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers a piece of evidence that will change everything.

This unsettling small-town noir draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland, where corruption, desperation, and crime run rife. A gritty look at trust and betrayal where the written law isn’t the only one, The Ruin asks who will protect you when the authorities can’t—or won’t.
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Amazing book!!

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Sad. Yes, the mystery had its moments, but there's something even more than sad that these kinds of stories exist. It is not entertainment to listen to the how humans can be so base. This isn't a "mystery" story, this is a dumbing down of our brains to get used to the unacceptable as acceptable. Perhaps authors so inclined would better serve the public on finding solutions to the destructive behaviors they seem to find so fascinating.

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Dana H.

Good mystery.

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bonnie thompson

Kept you interested, wanting to keep listening.

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Good mystery , however, it could have used some editing. The story had areas which were a bit dragging. The narrator was excellent!

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Randy L.

Solid story. Excellent narrator. It was fun to take in a crime thriller based in Ireland well voiced in genuine Irish accents. Made it feel like you were there.

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