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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.

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The secrets of the past will expose the crimes of the present

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The Ruin

Cormac Reilly is about to reopen the case that took him twenty years to forget ... The stunning debut novel from your new favourite crime writer.


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A. I’ve always been an avid reader. I learned to read when I was three and you would rarely have found me without a book…

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I am so thrilled and excited to tell you that The Rúin, which was released on audiobook just six days ago, is the bestselling fiction book on Audible in Australia today!  No. 1!  I can’t quite believe it. I am such an audio fan myself, which makes it all the more thrilling that the book […]

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