Darkest Truth: She refused to be silenced (Finn Fitzpatrick Series Book 1)
He'll do anything to protect his secrets. She'll stop at nothing to expose the truth.
It only takes one person to break the silence.
When solicitor Finn Fitzpatrick is approached by a man to investigate the death of his daughter, her first instinct is to refuse.
As a solicitor turned detective, our feisty narrator finds herself getting more involved than is wise, whilst trying to build a seemingly unwinnable case, with very little evidence to go on. Her insider knowledge makes the piecing together of ...more
Finn is approached by Sean Carney asking for help. Ten months previously his daughter Deirdre committed suicide after fifteen years of mental health issues, caused he believes by a rape when she was fifteen years old. She never named the rapist but Sean has his suspicions and with the man due in Cork he wants Finn to prevent more attacks.
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The subject matter while current could have been dealt with a lot better. Also I found the writing unbelievable. How can the solicitor in this story have more clout than the police ?
A very frustrating and confusing read not for me.
I would like the author, Random House UK and Netgalley for the advanced copy in return for giving an honest review.
She will stop at nothing to expose the truth.
Because these are powerful people she is trying to expose.
And they’re willing to do anything to keep the truth hidden…….
Finola ‘Finn’ Fitzpatrick is a Cork solicitor, working and living in the city. She takes on the less salubrious cases that the other partners do not wish to dirty their hands with. But Finn enjoys these alternative cases and the freedom they allow her on a daily basis. ‘I was adaptable a ...more
The ending was amazing, I was hooked. I didn’t expect it at all, elements of it I did but what actually happened was honestly shocking. If you have not read this book you really need to, it will keep you wanting more and on the edge of your seat.
It might take you longer to read be ...more
In my head I walked the routes in Cork that Finn walked. And the places she visited.
I even know the part of the river that’s mentioned in the first chapter.
Finns family story pulls on the heart strings, and has a similar story to a friend of mine.
Once Finn takes on the case she works so hard to collect the evidence and put the pieces of the jigsaw together.
I loved the ending, definitely leaves it open to a second ...more
console it, make love to it, yes, they will know, self-death is a sensuous truth.
Suicide is a stunted power play, a transitional state,
highly reversible, self-death is a physically impossible act,
suicide is the abstraction of spherical objects, tied to the moon, notorious gambler of lives.
Chris Roberts, God of Mortal Transgressions
Cork city is used brilliantly as a backdrop in what is a very accomplished first novel.
Initially there's very very little to go on for Finn to take on this case and investigate. Realistically, I'm not sure anybody would have done anything or acted on the desperate tears of a father looking for answers. On that note, this book was a slow burn.... It took very long to pie ...more
The main protagonist Finola Fitzpatrick, a solicitor, is approached by a couple asking her to investigate the suicide of their daughter Deirdre. The story takes place in a town in Cork in Ireland. After participating in a film festival in Cork arranged through her school, Deirdre went from being a happy, confident, clever 15 year old to becoming depressed, withdrawn and in need of mental health care for many years following the festival. Something catastrophic ...more
Many thanks to Netgalley/Catherine Kirwan/R ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for this ARC.
This book starts very slowly and has a lot of details about the main character walking around Cork, Ireland. However, about a quarter of the way through the book it gets really interesting and I really enjoyed the character development, the main character is very likable and interesting. I would read another book in the series for sure.