Beneath the Surface
From top-ten Irish bestselling author Jo Spain comes the second novel in the Inspector Tom Reynolds series
Did I know it would come to this? That I was playing Russian Roulette? I would give anything to turn back time and to be with my girls. There is no shot at redemption. I am going to die. The gun is in my eye-line as the second bullet is fired. That's the one tha...more
Late at night, two powerful men meet in a secret location to discuss a long nurtured plan to come to fruition. One is desperate to know there is nothing standing in their was - the other assures him everything is taken care of. Hours later, a high-ranking government official called Ryan Finnegan is brutally slain in the most secure building in Ireland - Leinster House, the seat of parliament.
I have been to Ireland and seen Leinster House. It's a beautiful building full ...more
Detective/mystery fiction at it's best!
I really love this author and I also love books set in Ireland so basically this book is a winner on all fronts! More please :)
Ryan Finnegan, a high-ranking government official, is found shot to death in Ireland’s most secure building – the seat of Parliament, Leinster House. DI Tom Reynolds and his team are called in to solve Finnegan’s murder but that won’t be easy. With a charity ball across the road and lots of people milling around, the list of potential suspects could qu ...more
I know this as surely as I know I don’t want to’
Beneath The Surface is the second in the Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery series written by Irish author Jo Spain.
I have to admit to not having read With Our Blessing (Book 1) so I was concerned I would be lost within the plot-line as some of the characters would have been introduced previously. All was not lost!!
I received my copy of Beneath The Surface from NetGalley and the publishers Quercus in return for my as ever truthfu ...more
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This is the second in Ms Spain's DI Tom Reynolds series, although I had no problem reading this as a stand-alone book.
It is a police-procedural novel. It is set in Dublin and gives a good insight into Irish politics, which I knew nothing about.
It sets off at a cracking pace, building the tension up.
I thoroughly enjoyed this and will certainly be reading more of this series.
The novel opens with the first person narrative of a man about to die then segues straight into a deal between an unnamed businessman and an unnamed politician. Once this rather unnecessary scene setting is over the novel gets going with the death of Ryan Finnegan, hunted down and shot in Leinster House, the seat of go ...more
I loved With Our Blessing, Tom Reynolds first appearance. This can be read as a stand alone but seeing Tom develop is worth reading the first book
Beneath The Surface, has twists and turns, insight into politics and an ending you wont predict.
Enjoy this great read !
Political intrigue and murder can be a great combination. However in this novel, the plot development dragged. There were sub-pl ...more
Well, I’m happy to say that there is hardly more than a drop or two ...more
"I can’t bear it. I cannot stand the thought of leaving my girls, of not seeing them again."
Jo Spain's second novel, this is a series as far as Detective Tom Reynolds is concerned, but it's not really necessary to read them in order. There is nothing in this one that will spoil With our Blessing, which if you haven't read yet, you should. Right now.
Set in Leinster House, when above mentioned body is found, having fallen into ...more
The politics are more to my taste, exploring the relationships between big business and political power in Dublin. This is a safe book which doesn't break the commercial crime mould in any way but as long as you don't expect it t ...more
I had no difficulty reading it in ...more
Jo, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, writes TV screenplays full-time. Her first crime series was broadcast on RTE in 2018 and she's currently involved in a ...more