The dark side of the Emerald IsleThe famous and beloved Irish environmental activist Cathal Connor is discovered brutally murdered. He had been recently seen on a talk show in which he had glibly and inventively argued for the protection of the forests south of Dublin. In her fifth case, Galway’s Commissioner Grace O’Malley and her colleague Rory Coyne discover several inconsistencies in the allegedly exemplary life of the victim. Connor wasn’t only leading a double life with two families; he was also hiding a dirty secret.
Just as in Tana French crime series, Hannah O’Brien uses the procedural to explore a topical subject in each of her novels, ranging from the microcosm of family life to the macrocosm of religion.