On his first week on the job, Garda Cormac Reilly discovers two neglected children, their mother lying dead upstairs. Twenty years later he returns to Galway and the case he has never forgotten returns to haunt him. What ties a recent suicide to the woman’s death so long ago? And who among his new colleagues can Cormac really trust?
Dervla McTiernan’s powerful debut draws us into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can’t – or won’t.