The Cormac Reilly Series

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,850 ratings

The Ruin Publisher's Summary

Cormac Reilly is about to reopen the case that took him 20 years to forget.... The most addictive crime fiction debut of 2018.

"The Ruin is spectacularly good. So confident...excellently written and, at times, heartcatchingly sad." (Marian Keyes, author of The Woman Who Stole My Life)

Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - 15-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead.

Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart? As he navigates his way through police politics and the ghosts of the past, Detective Reilly uncovers shocking secrets and finds himself questioning who among his colleagues he can trust.

What really did happen in that house where he first met Maude and Jack? The Ruin draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can't - or won't.

©2018 HarperCollins Publishers Australia pty Ltd (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Australia pty Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Ruin

    • By: Dervla McTiernan
    • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396

    Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - 15-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead. Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!

    • By Anonymous User on 16-03-2018

    Non-member price: $34.96

  • Book 2

    • The Scholar

    • Cormac Reilly, Book 2
    • By: Dervla McTiernan
    • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

     

    When Dr. Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit-and-run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. A security card in the dead woman's pocket identifies her as Carline Darcy, a gifted student and heir apparent to Irish pharmaceutical giant Darcy Therapeutics. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT

    • By Anonymous User on 07-03-2019

    Non-member price: $27.00