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    • Publication date:07 Mar 2019
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The Scholar

From the bestselling author of THE RUIN

By Dervla McTiernan

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The sensational, gripping new Cormac Reilly novel from the internationally bestselling author of THE RUIN. Detective Cormac Reilly must once again navigate the tensions of the Galway police station, whilst investigating a murder that is far too close to home.

'Dervla McTiernan is a remarkable talent. Utterly compelling, the story twists and turns like a mountain road. Her characters are unforgettable and completely convincing. This is crime fiction of the highest standard' Jane Casey, author of the award-winning Maeve Kerrigan series.

BRILLIANCE CAN BE DEADLY . . .

When Detective Cormac Reilly's girlfriend Emma stumbles across the victim of a hit and run early one morning, he is first on the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him.

The dead girl is carrying an ID, that of Carline Darcy, heir apparent to Darcy Therapeutics, Ireland's most successful pharmaceutical company. Darcy Therapeutics has a finger in every pie, from sponsoring university research facilities to funding political parties to philanthropy - it has funded Emma's own ground-breaking research. The investigation into Carline's death promises to be high profile and high pressure.

As Cormac investigates, evidence mounts that the death is linked to a Darcy laboratory and, increasingly, to Emma herself. Cormac is sure she couldn't be involved, but how well does he really know her? After all, this isn't the first time Emma's been accused of murder...

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Praise for Dervla McTiernan's debut novel, THE RUIN:

'Dervla McTiernan is a future star of the genre' CHRIS BROOKMYRE

'Cormac Reilly is a brilliant new character' SAM BLAKE

'Brilliantly crafted . . . incredibly real-feeling characters. An absolute treat!' SUNDAY MIRROR

'An exciting new voice in Irish noir' SUNDAY TIMES

'Corruption, clandestine cover-ups and criminal conspiracy ... as moving as it is fast-paced' VAL McDERMID

'Loved THE RUIN by Dervla McTiernan. A compelling story with beautifully drawn characters I really cared about' LAURA MARSHALL

'Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful characters, authentic setting, and a sublime, twisty plot' IRISH EXAMINER

'Heartbreaking and heart-stopping' CAZ FREAR

'THE RUIN is as convincing as it is multi-layered, as compelling as it is complex . . . Dervla is a future star of the genre' CHRIS BROOKMYRE

'Fans of Tana French will love McTiernan's expertly plotted, complex web of secrets that refuse to stay hidden' KAREN DIONNE

There are not many books that will keep me reading from start to finish but Dervla McTiernan's THE RUIN did just that . . . An excellent story, very well written . . . this one was a winner for me! ALEX GRAY

'Loved every page . . . Cormac Reilly is a brilliant new character, so real you can hear his footsteps on the stairs. Utterly gripping, brilliantly executed story' SAM BLAKE

'Intelligent, compassionate and believable' SINEAD CROWLEY

Biographical Notes

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. She lives in Perth with her husband and two children.

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[THE RUIN] is a very fine novel . . . excellently written and, at times, heartcatchingly sad — Marian Keyes
Corruption, clandestine cover-ups and criminal conspiracy ... [THE RUIN] is as moving as it is fast-paced — Val McDermid
Instantly hauling the reader into its permanently charged atmosphere, THE RUIN is as convincing as it is multi-layered, as compelling as it is complex, and heralds the arrival of Dervla McTiernan as a future star of the genre — Chris Brooymyre
[THE RUIN] is a compelling story with beautifully drawn characters — Laura Marshall
Brilliantly crafted . . . incredibly real-feeling characters. [THE RUIN] is an absolute treat! — Sunday Mirror
[THE RUIN] is absolutely brilliant. Wonderful characters, authentic setting, and a sublime, twisty plot — Irish Examiner
An exciting new voice in Irish noir — Sunday Times (Crime Club)
I can't wait to read the next one . . . a star crime writer is born! — Books Ireland
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