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October 2, 2015



In a nursing home on the outskirts of Cork, an elderly nun lies dead. She has been suffocated. It looks like a mercy-killing – until another sister from the same convent is found viciously murdered, floating in the Glashaboy river.


The nuns were good women, doing God’s work. Why would anyone want to kill them? But then a child’s skull is unearthed in the garden of the nuns’ convent, and DS Katie Maguire discovers a fifty year old secret that just might lead her to the killer… if the killer doesn’t find her first.


My review

DS Kate Maguire hunts a serial killer who is targeting nuns, in this gruesome new thriller set in Cork. At Mount Hill Nursing Home in Montenotte, one of their residents has been found deceased and the doctor who examined Sister Bridget Healy, late of the Bon Sauveur Convent at Saint Luke’s Cross says there could be a suspicious circumstance in how she died.  Sister Bridget Haley was eighty-three and found dead by the nursing staff they assumed at first that she died of natural causes. Sister Bridget had died with a small figurine of the Virgin inside her and had been smothered with her pillow. Detective Inspector O’Rourke and Detective Sergeant Ni Nuallan and Detective O’ Donovan conduct their investigations speaking to manager and the nursing staff and the director of nursing.  Graham Masterton is one of the most original and frightening story tellers.



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