The Ruin (audiobook)

10.4 hrs • 9 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 07/03/18
This title will be available on July 3, 2018
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 07/03/18 9781538543290
MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 07/03/18 9781538543313
Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 07/03/18 9781982530402

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It’s been twenty years since Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling Georgian home. But he’s never forgotten the two children she left behind …

When Aisling Conroy’s boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget—until Jack’s sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it.

Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the reinvestigation of a seemingly accidental overdose twenty years ago—the overdose of Jack and Maude’s drug and alcohol addled mother. Detective Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers a piece of evidence that will change everything …

This unsettling small-town noir draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland, where corruption, desperation, and crime run rife. A gritty look at trust and betrayal where the written law isn’t the only one, The Ruin asks who will protect you when the authorities can’t—or won’t.

Review Quotes

“McTiernan’s powerful first novel has the authentic feel of its Irish setting…Threads in the tightly woven plot lead to rape, child molestation, drug dealing, police corruption, and more murders. McTiernan neatly ties them all together in the suspenseful conclusion. McTiernan, born in Ireland but now living in Australia, is a writer to watch.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“With police drama reminiscent of Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series and parallels to the close-to-home, quieter suspense of Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game, McTiernan pens an intricate story of impossible decisions, family bonds, and police politics. Avid mystery readers will be enthralled with this intricate, mysterious, and edgy debut.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“The story that unfolds shows the worst of Irish society and its police force, and includes compelling, unexpected twists and a hold-your-breath standoff…[A] start to a promising series.”


“Fans of Tana French will love McTiernan’s expertly plotted, complex web of secrets that refuse to stay hidden.”

Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter

“An excellent story, very well written…This one was a winner for me!”

Alex Gray, author of The Darkest Goodbye

“A terrific debut and a rare gem: a compelling crime thriller that delivers depth as well as twists, with every page clearly written from the heart.”

Sara Foster, author of All That Is Lost between Us