In a nursing home on the outskirts of Cork, an elderly nun lies dead. She has been suffocated. It looks like a mercy-killing – until another sister from the same convent is found viciously murdered, floating in the Glashaboy river. The nuns were good women, doing God’s work. Why would anyone want to kill them? But then a child’s skull is unearthed in the garden of the nuns’ convent, and DS Katie Maguire discovers a fifty year old secret that just might lead her to the killer… if the killer doesn’t find her first.
Graham Masterton is one of my favourite authors and once again he weaves his special brand of storytelling magic in this Katie McGuire detective thriller. Gory, gruesome and in parts totally unexpected, this maybe is a book for those who like their crime thrillers dark and dangerous. It focuses on a series of grisly murders that takes a truly fiendish mind to conjure up. But even as the reader is horrified by the explanation, it is also a poignant scenario to contemplate upon.
I received a copy of this novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Click on the cover to go to the Amazon book page.