Author(s): Jo Spain
Crime Fiction | No Category
Shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition. It's true what they say...revenge is sweet. 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. 2010. The body of an elderly woman - tortured to death - is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them...and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.
A stunning debut from Jo Spain. Had my head spinning until the end trying to figure out who done it. Fascinating story of one of the darkest parts of Irish history and present. You gotta read this book!!!
Alicia, The Book Grocer
Jo Spain has worked as a journalist and a party advisor on the economy in the Irish parliament. With Our Blessing is her first novel and was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition 2015. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.