Tana French fans are a ready audience for the second in Kiernan’s series, which unravels murder cases undertaken by Dublin detective Frankie Sheehan…Kiernan’s smart writing carefully doles out twists and clues as the puzzle comes to an unexpected and nervous-making ending. Along the way, she paints a rich picture of contemporary Dublin life, its social pretenses and nothing-to-lose characters both crashing against the justice system. Readers will watch for more from Kiernan.” —Booklist

“Well-paced sequel…[protagonist] Frankie’s insights at crime scenes, her close relationships with squad members, and the vivid picture of Dublin lift this police procedural.” —Publishers Weekly

“Olivia Kiernan follows up Too Close to Breathe, her solid debut, with another rip-roaring crime thriller that moves fast and features nonstop surprises throughout.” —The Real Book Spy
Irish crime writer Olivia Kiernan received critical acclaim for her debut novel Too Close to Breathe (Dutton, 2018) with the Associated Press raving about its “unique twists” and “realistic characters” while the Providence Journal proclaimed the debut “equal parts Fiona Barton and Gillian Flynn.” In her breathtaking follow-up: THE KILLER IN ME (Dutton; on-sale: April 2, 2019), Kiernan returns with her sharp, intelligent protagonist Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan in a dark, masterful new novel about family secrets. Death is no stranger to Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan, but she isn't the only one from her small, coastal suburb to be intimately acquainted with it. Years ago, teenager Seán Hennessey shocked the tight-knit community when he was convicted of the brutal murder of his parents and attempted slaying of his sister, though he always maintained his innocence. Now, Seán is finally being released from prison—but when his newfound freedom coincides with the discovery of two bodies found at the altar of a local church, the alleged connection between the cases only serves to pull Frankie further from answers even as it draws her closer to her town's hidden darkness.

With a television documentary revisiting Seán's sentence pushing the public's sympathies into conflict on a weekly basis, a rabid media pressuring the police like never before, and a rising body count, Frankie will need all of her resources if she is not only to catch a killer, but put to rest what really happened
all those years ago.

A dark, irresistible cocktail of secrets, murder, and family, Olivia Kiernan's latest is an impossible-toput- down triumph. Kiernan’s atmospheric Irish crime novel is filled with intrigue and the authenticity of small town secrets of an insular community. Comparable to Tana French, Kiernan writes exquisite characters, sharp dialogue, and heart-pounding plot twists that will shock and thrill.

About author Olivia Kiernan:
Olivia Kiernan is an Irish writer living in the UK. She was born and raised in County Meath near the famed heritage town of Kells and holds an MA in creative writing awarded by the University of Sussex. She is also the author of Too Close to Breathe.

Olivia Kiernan
Dutton | April 2, 2019 | Paperback Original | $16.00
ISBN: 9781524742669
Also available as an eBook.