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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529401073

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Cracking . . . Taut, gripping and beautifully written’ Steve Cavanagh
‘An ending you definitely won’t see coming’ JP Delaney
‘Drew me in from the first chapter . . . This should be one of the books of the year’ James Delargy

DCS Frankie Sheehan is experiencing a crisis of confidence – having become wary of the instincts that have led her face-to-face with a twisted killer and brought those she loves into direct jeopardy.

She is summoned to the rural Wicklow mountains, where local mother of two, Debbie Nugent, has been reported missing. A bloody crime scene is discovered at Debbie’s home, yet no body. Not only is foul play suspected, but Debbie’s daughter, Margot, has been living with the scene for three days.

Aware her team cannot convict Margot on appearances alone, Sheehan launches a full investigation into Debbie Nugent’s life. And, before long, the discrepancies within Debbie’s disappearance suggest that some families are built on dangerous deceptions, with ultimately murderous consequences.

More praise for If Looks Could Kill

‘If Looks Could Kill raises the bar once more. Superb plotting, excellent character development and no one does setting better, in my opinion. Clever, stylish, cinematic. And bloody entertaining’ Caz Frear

‘A superior crime thriller filled with fascinating characters and laced with dark wit. The ending was both shocking and satisfying. Highly recommended’ Mark Edwards

‘What an absolute winner of a book. Superbly plotted, with characters I immediately want to hang out with more, and an immensely satisfying yet real conclusion. Five stars from me’ Gytha Lodge


A beautifully written book that drew me in from the first chapter and dragged me at pace towards a thrilling conclusion . . . This should be one of the books of the year.
James Delargy
A gripping, page?-turner with bags of atmosphere, in which the wilds of Wicklow provide a haunting backdrop to the twists and turns of DCS Frankie Sheehan's latest investigation.
Andrea Carter
Cracking . . . Taut, gripping and beautifully written.
Steve Cavanagh
Excellent . . . Superbly controlled with a strong voice. The prose is lean and the atmosphere tense, just the way I like it!
Ali Land
I love DCS Frankie Sheehan, and her presence really fizzes on the pages of If Looks Could Kill. Olivia Kiernan has done it again!
Clare Askew
Olivia Kiernan's writing is brave and unflinching, dark and unsentimental. Read this one with the lights ON!
Liz Nugent
The heir to Tana French's throne.
Irish Times
This classy series...has echoes of real-life scandals about undercover cops in illicit relationships, and it is written with an undertone of anger about ruined lives
Sunday Times