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Brian McGilloway

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Brian McGilloway was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. After studying English at Queen's University, Belfast, he became a teacher in St. Columb's College in Derry, where he is currently Head of English. His first novel, Borderlands, published by Macmillan New Writing, was shortlisted for the vis mere CWA New Blood Dagger 2007 and was hailed by The Times as 'one of (2007's) most impressive debuts.' The second novel in the series, Gallows Lane, was shortlisted for the 2009 Irish Book Awards/Ireland AM Crime Novel of the Year. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Brian McGalloway, Brian McGilloway

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Værker af Brian McGilloway

Borderlands (2008) 336 eksemplarer
Little Girl Lost (2011) 290 eksemplarer
Gallows Lane (2008) 177 eksemplarer
Bleed a River Deep (2009) 127 eksemplarer
Hurt (2013) 104 eksemplarer
The Nameless Dead (2012) 90 eksemplarer
The Rising (2010) 81 eksemplarer
Preserve the Dead (2015) 57 eksemplarer
Bad Blood (2017) 29 eksemplarer
The Empty Room (2022) 18 eksemplarer
The Last Crossing (2020) 16 eksemplarer
The Stolen Child (2011) 15 eksemplarer
Blood Ties (2021) 9 eksemplarer
La niña del bosque (2016) 4 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Belfast Noir (2014) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Requiems for the Departed (2010) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer

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This is a easy to read but subject matter is quite serious book.
Tony, Hugh and Karen killed a man 30 years ago and are now going back to find his body. To give the family peace part of a goodwill gesture to score points.
They are all from Northern Ireland and were involved in the Troubles they were all based in Scotland they killed a known associate called Martin Kelly as they thought he was a Grass.
They were planning to kill a RUC officer hiding in Scotland, Tony was a Teacher and knew the mans daughter so told him what was planned and he got away. Kelly got the blame as Karen didnt trust him and he was a Drug dealer.
This book jumps between now and 30 years ago.
Karen is a successful Estate agent with a Husband and 2 sons
Hugh is an old IRA war horse who is dying of Cancer
Tony is at a bit of a loss all alone after his Wife died.

Tony still has feelings for Karen
On the way back on the Ferry to Ireland Tony dies (I think that's what happens)
Good but very sad book.
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Daftboy1 | Feb 8, 2024 |
Una niña perdida en el bosque, una policía con problemas, un secuestro sin aclarar.
Irlanda. En pleno invierno, una niña aparece caminando sin rumbo en el bosque nevado, sus manos cubiertas de sangre que no es la suya. Una niña que se niega a hablar cuando la encuentran, que ni siquiera quiere revelar su nombre. ¿Quién puede ser? Lo que más extraña a la detective Lucy Black es que nadie a denunciado la desaparición de ninguna niña en la zona. Lucy comienza a unir el caso con el de otra desaparición, el de la hija de un magnate local que ha sido secuestrada días atrás. Lucy trata de ganarse la confianza de la chica mientras intenta solucionar su vida privada, marcada por un padre enfermo y cada vez más inestable y una madre intolerante... que resulta ser un alto cargo de la policía. A medida que avanza la investigación, la detective descubre una trama que se remonta a años atrás, que tiene implicaciones que afectan a la historia de su propia familia y de todo el país.… (mere)
 
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Natt90 | Nov 23, 2022 |
Declan Cleary disappeared 30 years ago and everyone assumed that he was killed because he informed on a friend. Then Commission for Location of Victims' Remains gets a tip that Declan Cleary's body is buried on the small isle of Islandmore in the river Foyle. But instead they find the body of a baby and it seems that the baby didn't die of natural causes, but any evidence that is revealed by the Then Commission for Location of Victims' Remains cannot lead to prosecution and Inspector Ben Devlin is told that he can't investigate the dead baby since it wouldn't lead to a conviction since the perpetrator is protected from prosecution because of the law that makes people come forth with evidence of where dead bodies are buried protect them from prosecution. But Devlin can't just let go of the dead baby case and then they find more babies buried...

The story was so compelling that I couldn't stop reading the book when I started it. This is the first book in the Inspector Devlin series that I have read, but it never felt like I missed anything by not having read the previous books. From the beginning, I liked Devlin and the rest of the characters in the book and any mentioned of stuff from the past made me just more eager to read the previous book in the series.

I liked that you didn't know if the dead baby and the missing Declan Cleary were connected in any way or and why someone would kill and bury a baby. Everything also gets more complicated when a person close to Declan Cleary gets murdered. Is there someone out there that doesn't want the truth of what happened 30 years ago to come out?

Devlin also has some personal problems, his daughter is recovering from an accident and his son thinks that they prefer his sister to him and it doesn't get better when Devlin, for instance, forgets that they had planned to watch a movie at the cinema and instead get called into work and forget about that.

I liked this book very much and I'm looking forward to reading this series from the beginning!

Thanks to Witness Impulse and Edelweiss for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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