Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan. (2020).


The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan. (2020).
(Cormac Reilly #3).

**4.5 out of 5 stars**

Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl’s silence – three unconnected things that will prove to be linked by one small town. Detective Cormac faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life. Garda Peter is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head, and now he has to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone. For some, like Anna and her young daughter Tilly, Roundstone is a refuge from trauma. But even this village on the edge of the sea isn’t far enough to escape from the shadows of evil men.

I’ve mentioned before in other reviews that I don’t like to commit myself to a series. But, this is one series I’m very happy to continue along with (noting that you can read these as standalones if you like)! This particular novel differed from the previous two as it had two protagonists, being Cormac and Peter. The first half felt mainly about Peter and while it was interesting and engaging, I did miss Cormac a bit so I was glad when the narrative started showing more of his perspective later on. The author is very clever with her plotlines and successfully combines a few different crime/mysteries without it getting confusing. You may have heard the term unputdownable, this novel fits that definition. If you enjoy crime and detective fiction, don’t miss out on this book!

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