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CLAIRE McGOWAN’S debut novel, The Fall, was received with high praise, and it is expected that this second novel, the first in a series introducing forensic psychologist Paula Maguire, will go on to do the same.

Set in a fictional town on the Irish border, the story follows Paula as she investigates the disappearance of two teenage girls. Having fled to London many years before, Paula has to face the past she tried to leave behind at every turn.

This is an engaging and gripping novel that is hard to put down. It will keep you guessing as the plot twists through a world of dark and buried secrets.

Rachael Dunn