This is my first read by Brian O’Hare and it won’t be my last. He is a remarkable author with a unique style of writing. Words flow effortlessly, and pacing is controlled with precise control. Scenery is vividly painted in the reader’s mind, while compelling action takes place.
So in this particular mystery, we have many layers to an investigation, which proves addictive for the reader, whether their preference is mystery or not.
You’ll be spellbound, guaranteed!
So this book revolves around the murder of 3 people, all taking place, strangely enough, at 11:05. Even weirder, each murder takes place on a Tuesday. The clues are uneven, pointing at random suspects, but it all seems too easy. Then there are far too many questions unanswered. For example, why were they all killed at that time, and on a Tuesday? What is the significance? What is the meaning? Are they connected? Do they perhaps link back to a horrible event that occurred twelve years previously? But Inspector Sheenan doesn’t have a lot of time to figure out the connections, as if the pattern follows, another murder will take place the following Tuesday. Then there is the added pressure of one of his team being kidnapped, and having mere minutes to find them!
This is suspenseful and energetic, never a dull moment. This book oozes action and adventure, while still holding onto the genre of Mystery by keeping our minds working.
This is more than a simple ‘whodunit’. This goes beyond any Mystery book ever written. It delves deep into the characters, and the plot. And perhaps the past comes into play? One thing is for sure, you are guaranteed plenty of twists and surprises, that you won’t see coming!
The character of Inspector Sheenan has been personalized excellently, almost as if the writer knows an inspector like this. Brian has created a likeable character that we sympathize greatly with, and worry for when the going gets tough.
All in all, this is a riveting read. An explosive mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end, riddled with unseen surprises, breathless suspense and unsettling twists. An epic mystery that every reader will enjoy!
This is an excellent crime story and quality piece of writing, which I've spent much too much time today reading! This is the second book I've read featuring Inspector Sheehan and the author is creating a great detective series. Sheehan is a dedicated, thoughtful, intelligent Inspector who solves crimes through hard work and teamwork. He is the type of boss everyone would want and also the type of police officer you want to investigate any crime committed against you or your family. I thought the new female Sergeant on the team was interesting and the characters in general are very believable. We gain insights to both their professional and personal lives, which makes them come alive. I also enjoy the Irish settings, dialogue and references to the troubled past. It all helped to transport me to a place I don't know very well but enjoyed reading about. The heart of any crime story is the plot and we have a good story linking events in the past with some grisly murders in the present and a number of suspects. The clues are there but not obvious!
This is a very entertaining, well written murder story, which I strongly recommend.