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Crime thriller set in Ireland,
This review is from: Winterland (Paperback)
This book uses the very fashionable 'present historic' tense, which feels very odd at first but you soon get used to it. It is set in Ireland during the troubles, but is more about organised crime and corruption than terrorism, and about people who are initally only peripherally involved but who get tangled up the tentacles. The theme of succumbing to the temptation to exert illicit power, via underworld figures, and then being confronted with the very unpleasant consequences, has echoes of Mafia storylines from around the world. The writing is clever in that you feel considerable sympathy for the characters, including some ethically very dodgy types, and it has a bit of a Denise Mina feel in the heroine is not necessarily a heroic figure.