27 August 2020

Review: The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan book cover
* Copy courtesy of Harper Collins Australia *

DS Cormac Reilly is back after his last outing in The Scholar. Still in Ireland, it's now 2015 and he and Peter Fisher are part of a skeleton crew left to man the station when a kidnapping report comes in. Fisher makes a subsequent number of unenviable decisions and the repercussions see him sent from Galway to a station run by his overbearing father. (This isn't a spoiler, it's in the blurb).

The Good Turn introduces the reader to Fisher's back story and I enjoyed learning a little more about his upbringing and family background in Roundstone. Fisher makes the most of his situation by turning his investigative skills to a local double murder while simultaneously trying not to clash with his father.

Back in Galway, Reilly is left battling internal politics and suspected corruption while trying to pursue the child abduction case and salvage his relationship with Emma.

Fisher is the real star of The Good Turn and the shift in focus was a welcome surprise. I enjoyed the multiple story threads and appreciated the way in which they came together in the end.

There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged and guessing and I really enjoyed this latest addition to the Cormac Reilly series. I do hope there'll be another from this talented Aussie author.

Highly recommended and you can read a FREE sample here.

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  1. I am definitely hoping for more Coomac!

  2. Nice review Tracey, I have no doubt there will be more thank goodness:)

  3. I still have to read this series! Enjoying your reviews on it.

    1. Thanks Theresa, I think you'll like the series when you get to it.

  4. Hi Tracey - great review - hope you bring it over to Books You Loved cheers from Carole's chatter


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