Try Before You Buy: Dervla McTiernan’s Fabulous New Novel, The Good Turn

Try Before You Buy: Dervla McTiernan’s Fabulous New Novel, The Good Turn

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The waiting room was ugly and neglected. It had been cleaned recently – the overpowering smell of disinfectant was testament to that – but in a desultory way that did nothing to brighten the grubby walls or lift years of ingrained dirt. The disinfectant failed to completely mask the smell of body odour and Anna sat with one hand tucked around her daughter’s and the other to her mouth and nose. The room was half full. Mostly addicts waiting for their methadone appointment, from the look of them. There was an old man in the corner, coughing and coughing with his mouth wide open. A wet, porridgey, stomach-churning cough. He choked, then coughed again, harder, and something splattered on the tiles in front of him. God. Anna looked away, squeezed Tilly’s hand for comfort. The little girl didn’t react. She was distracted, absorbed in reading the posters stuck to the noticeboard on the opposite wall. One poster dominated the board. It had a white background and jolly red letters, was a bit Christmassy looking.

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          Publisher details

          The Good Turn
          Author
          Dervla McTiernan
          Publisher
          HarperCollins
          Genres
          Australian Fiction, Crime Fiction
          Released
          24 February, 2020

          Synopsis

          With her third novel Dervla McTiernan confirms she's a born storyteller' – Val McDermidThe unputdownable new novel from the bestselling author of The Ruin and The Scholar.Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl's silence - three unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town.While Detective Cormac Reilly faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life, Garda Peter Fisher is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head. But even that is not as terrible as having to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone.For some, like Anna and her young daughter Tilly, Roundstone is a refuge from trauma. But even this village on the edge of the sea isn't far enough to escape from the shadows of evil men.
          Dervla McTiernan
          About the author

          Dervla McTiernan

          Dervla McTiernan was born in County Cork, Ireland to a family of seven. She studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the Law Society of Ireland, and practiced as a lawyer for twelve years. Following the global financial crisis she moved with her family to Western Australia, where she now works for the Mental Health Commission. In 2015 she submitted a story for the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto competition and was shortlisted. This inspired her to complete the novel that would become The Ruin. She lives in Perth with her husband and two children.

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