A chilling detective story that is both clever and sophisticated. From Ireland’s own well-kept secrets to the desert plains of Nigeria this intriguing murder mystery will keep you engaged and guessing right to the end. A Terrible Beauty draws the reader into the mystery that is Ireland – in both its beauty and its terror. It is a tale woven with many certainties, but only one truth, one lethal reality; will Fírinne be able to unmask the real murderer and let go of her past before it robs her of her present?
Fr Luke O’Gorman is a missionary priest running from his past.
He flees Nigeria and returns to Ireland in the hope of silencing his relentless ghosts. But instead of finding peace, his tormentors seem to have followed him, added to which, his unexpected return has stirred up buried anger at home. All of this leads to a gruesome killing at one of Dublin’s most legendary landmarks.
Detective Chief Superintendent Fírinne Jeffries, one of Ireland’s senior police officers, is called upon to investigate. As the Easter Rising Centenary interweaves itself with Fírinne’s own haunting past, she is faced with one of the most challenging cases of her career – one that could plunge the country into an international crisis.