Instantly hauling the reader into its permanently charged atmosphere, THE RUIN is as convincing as it is multi-layered, as compelling as it is complex, and heralds the arrival of Dervla McTiernan as a future star of the genre
[THE RUIN] is a compelling story with beautifully drawn characters
An exciting new voice in Irish noir
Corruption, clandestine cover-ups and criminal conspiracy ... [THE RUIN] is as moving as it is fast-paced
A well-crafted police procedural, this is the second entry in a series which looks like taking its place in what is currently becoming something of a golden age for Irish crime writing
I can't wait to read the next one . . . a star crime writer is born!
[THE RUIN] is absolutely brilliant. Wonderful characters, authentic setting, and a sublime, twisty plot
[THE RUIN] is a very fine novel . . . excellently written and, at times, heartcatchingly sad
Brilliantly crafted . . . incredibly real-feeling characters. [THE RUIN] is an absolute treat!