With Our Blessing by Irish author Jo Spain is the 1st novel in her Inspector Tom Reynolds of series of police procedural mysteries, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Quercus.
The series stars a Detective Inspector in Ireland. This story sees him investigating the murder of an elderly woman, which he suspects is linked to Ireland’s notorious historical Magdalene Laundries which forcibly housed “fallen” women as a source of free labour under extremely harsh conditions, only to find out that the killer is not content with burying grievances with the past.
Offered in the UK and other selected countries worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.
Free for a limited time throughout @ Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, Google Play This was free in the UK and when I spot-checked Australia, South America, and Japan, but not Europe or North America (which has a slightly different edition that appears to be on 99 cent sale). YMMV in your locale at different stores, so it might be worth it to switch around the country codes in the URLs to see if it’s free for your region.
THE TOP TEN IRISH BESTSELLER. Shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition. Discover more DI Tom Reynolds with the next book in the series, Beneath the Surface.
It’s true what they say . . . revenge is sweet. 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. 2010. The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter.
Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He’s convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them . . . and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.