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The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan

I’ve previously read two of Dervla’s mysteries before and thoroughly enjoyed them because they were police procedurals and it’s something I was surprised to discover that I really like. But then again, I love true crime podcasts so I shouldn’t have been surprised. And so, when I saw that Dervla’s upcoming book and audiobook was up for request, it was a no brainer to take advantage of the opportunity.

Once again, Dervla delivered an entertaining, fast paced mystery that had me guessing right up until the revealed end. The red herrings were well developed and I liked the new take on the main character acting as a student to be able to participate in The Innocence Project in an attempt to thwart her mother’s attacker from being free.

Kate Orsini, Sophie Amoss and Michael Crouch all did a wonderful job narrating and I flew through this audiobook in two days because they kept me engaged (and on my toes!).

There are twists, turns, surprises and is a perfect story for those who love the process of crime solving.

Thank you HarperCollins Canada for the advanced reading copy and HarperAudio for the advanced listening copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Book Description

For fans of the compulsive psychological suspense of Ruth Ware and Tana French, a mother daughter story—one running from a horrible truth, and the other fighting to reveal it—that twists and turns in shocking ways, from the internationally bestselling author of The Scholar and The Ruin.

First Rule: Make them like you.

Second Rule: Make them need you.

Third Rule: Make them pay.

They think I’m a young, idealistic law student, that I’m passionate about reforming a corrupt and brutal system.

They think I’m working hard to impress them.

They think I’m here to save an innocent man on death row.

They're wrong. I’m going to bury him.

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