'Five stars' Amazon reviewer
'What a read!' Amazon reviewer
'I was engrossed right from the start and read it in one long, very satisfied sitting' Amazon reviewer
THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WITH OUR BLESSING AND BENEATH THE SURFACE RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW SERIAL-KILLER THRILLER.
The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, countinreviewer
I loved reading every page of Sleeping Beauties. Jo Spain certainly has now become one of favourite authors, and I am now following her closely on goodreads and Twitter as I really don't want to miss her next book. I think most of us women have been there in a relationship with a man who is violent or know of a friend who has had a violent boyfriend or husband. I know I have been in a violent relationship with a boyfriend in my teenage years, just like Fiona in this story. I thought in my teens ...more
Basically it's about a serial killer on the loose in Ireland, a scheming individual who abducts troubled young women and keeps them captive for a while before murdering them. The police investigation is led by the very capable Inspector Tom Reynolds and his resourceful team of detectives. Fiona Holland, the latest victim, was kidnapped a few days ago and R ...more
Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sewn their own flowers. In five places, five graves. A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small fishing village. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted? Or had she just ran away?
Inspector Tom Reynolds, DS Ray Lennon, DS Laura Brennon and the team are back. The story is interspersed with the first person accounts of the five women who were killed. This book covers sexua ...more
Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds and his team are called to Glendalough, a popular tourist spot in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, where a body has been found. It’s not long before it’s clearly visible to those working ...more
Missing girls, Police, and families have all been touched by the complexities of murder and madness.
This novel is brilliant. It has an emotional edge as well as a serial killer who is quite different from other fictional killers.
I loved it it was a book that I read in one sitting and is a book of two halves.
It has a real life pace, and the drama does not relent. It has twists and red herrings a ...more
Jo Spain has achieved a perfect balance for me in this book between the actual case, the dynamics between Tom and his team and the victims' stories. The chapters from the women's points of view really added to the story for me as they weren't the ...more
The novel begins in the heart of the Irish countryside when five shallow graves are discovered, all of which are young women. When Fiona Holland goes missing, the race is on to find out ...more
The regular characters of Tom, Ray and Laura are warm and likeable, the newly promoted boss rather less so, and the crimes they have to solve are difficult and gruesome in a way that contrasts beautifully with the sleepy rural Ireland setting of most of this book.
Though there are two previous books involving Tom Reynolds and his team, each works perfectly as a stand-a ...more
Worth it alone for Linda the psychologist's line to a thuggish suspect: "Darling I wouldn't hire you to cut my grass let alone tend to my bush."
Review to come later but Jo Spain delivers again. Hurrah!
Catching up with the lives of the characters was as riveting as the story itself. I was hooked as the book marched along in it's investigation at a good pace throwing up suspects left and right but you are kept guessing right until the last page.
Now I have to wait until the next book is rel ...more
Tom Reynolds is a likeable lead - very human interactions with his team members, his wife, friends - and the villainous boss! Interested to see where this will go next. Team members also well-drawn. The storyline was well-plotted, and the various threads on the missin ...more
I loved every page of this book.
The twists and turns were amazing and well thought out.
Every time I thought I had everything figured out,Jo would throw me a curveball.
Looking forward to the 4th,Tom Reynolds book coming in September of 2018
I love these books .I do hope Jo continues to write about Tom. Ray and Laura .There's just something about these stories that make me read them in 2 days them I have to wait for the next book .So looking forward to the next episode. Thanks Jo Spain
Jo is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, a former political advisor in the Irish parliament and former v ...more