Little Bones

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BORD GAIS ENERGY IRISH BOOK AWARDS CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Meet Cathy Connolly – cop, kickboxing champion and now a soon-to-be mother . . .

Detective Garda Cathy Connolly’s life has taken an unexpected turn. Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Cathy’s trying to decide how she’s going to balance motherhood with the very real dangers of life on the job, especially when her latest case isn’t as straightforward as it first appears.

Called to what seems like a routine break-in, Cathy discovers the bones of a baby concealed in the hem of an old wedding dress. When the dress’s original owner, Lavinia Grant, is found dead in a Dublin suburb, Cathy is drawn deep into a complex web of secrets and lies spun by three generations of women.

Meanwhile, a fugitive killer has already left two dead in execution style killings across the Atlantic – and now he’s in Dublin with old scores to settle. Can the team track him down before he kills again?

Struggling with her own secrets, Cathy doesn’t know how dangerous – and personal – this case is about to become . . .

Rights enquiries to Simon Trewin, simon@simontrewin.co.uk

Reviews

Instantly gripping, perfectly paced, and filled with a brilliant cast of characters, led by the utterly likeable and relatable Detective Cathy Connolly. Alex Barclay

A stunning slap in the face of a novel . . . Be warned, the ending will rend your heart. Ken Bruen

PD James meets Karin Slaughter in this stylish debut. Sam Blake has created a heroine crime sleuths will love. Niamh O’Connor

It’s always a delight when fiction provides women with depth and personality … a deliberately paced, character driven mystery coupled with some genuinely creepy moments and labyrinthine twists. The Irish Times

This dark and juddering thriller . . . A major boon in Little Bones‘ appeal factor is Det Cat Connolly who leaps from the page . . . Little Bones has discussions to raise via Cat and her personal life, themes that colour the contemporary Ireland backdrop for the uninitiated. Sunday Independent

From the very first page the reader is treated to a tense, fast-paced journey of suspense. A thrilling debut with a gutsy protagonist and a memorable story. The pages will practically turn themselves . . . Highly Recommended. (Bleach House Library)

One to watch. Crime Always Pays blog

A truly engrossing read. Independent.ie

Tightly plotted, believably charactered and told with style – what more can you want? A great debut. The Bookbag

 

 

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Little Bones by Sam Blake

Available in paperback, ebook, audiobook US: ebook, audiobook

Published by Bonnier Twenty 7 & Bolinda Audio

Published May 2016/ February 2017

ISBN 978-1785770258

All books by Sam Blake