Dervla McTiernan The Murder Rule

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No one is innocent in this story.

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.

'Gripping and full of tension, with twist after unexpected twist. You won't just read The Murder Rule, you'll devour it.'
- Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her

About the Author

Internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed writer Dervla McTiernan burst onto the writing scene with The Ruin, her crime debut set in Ireland. The Ruin is the first in the detective Cormac Reilly series and has been published in the United States, the UK and Ireland and in New Zealand and Australia, where it was a top ten bestseller.

Dervla spent twelve years working as a lawyer. Following the global financial crisis, she moved to Australia and turned her hand to writing. An avid fan of crime and detective novels from childhood, Dervla wrote a short story, The Roommate, which was shortlisted for the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Competition. She went on to write The Ruin, and a string of other bestsellers. Dervla is a member of the Sisters in Crime and Crime Writers Association, and lives in Perth, Australia, with her husband and two children.

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'Gripping and full of tension, with twist after unexpected twist. You'll devour it'
- Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her

'Loved it, really gripped'
- Jane Fallon, author of Worst Idea Ever

'Pacy and intelligent'
- Patricia Gibney

'Taut, gripping, beautifully written'
- Simon Lelic

'This is McTiernan at a whole new level'
- Jo Spain

'Thoroughly addictive'
- Ana Downes

'A fascinating story about innocence and justice'
- Petronella McGovern

'Tense and fascinating, dripping with the sort of suspense and intrigue we've come to depend on from Dervla McTiernan'
- Christian White

'Deceptive and devious, this twisted and turned in exactly the way I hoped it would, resulting in an ultimately satisfying conclusion'
- Sam Holland

'The Murder Rule is utterly absorbing, entertaining and intriguing'
- Liz Nugent

'The Murder Rule has nailed something fundamentally true about being human; that none of us are quite who we pretend to be and that being the hero in your own story doesn't stop you from being the villain in someone else's'
- Gabriel Bergmoser, author of The Hunted and The Inheritance

'Dervla McTiernan is an extraordinary writer, and The Murder Rule is a brilliant, breathtaking, irresistible thriller with unforgettable characters and twists on top of twists'
- T. J. Newman, New York Times bestselling author of Falling


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