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Blood Tide by Claire McGowan

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Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns in Blood Tide, the fifth novel in Claire McGowan's series. Paula is sent to investigate the disappearance of a couple from a remote island off the Irish coast. With the weather closing in and a hostile community to contend with, Paula must find a killer quickly or risk becoming trapped on the island.

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Blood Tide by Claire McGowan

Called in to investigate the disappearance of a young couple during a violent storm, Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist, has mixed feelings about going back to Bone Island. Her last family holiday as a child was spent on its beautiful, remote beaches and returning brings back haunting memories of her long-lost mother. It soon becomes clear that outsiders aren't welcome on the island, and with no choice but to investigate the local community, Paula soon suspects foul play, realising that the islanders are hiding secrets from her, and each other. With another storm fast approaching, Paula is faced with a choice. Leave alive or risk being trapped with a killer on an inescapable island, as the blood tide rushes in...


'Plenty of intrigue makes this a must read' -- Fanny Blake ,Woman & Home

'The best of the Paula series yet; weird, intriguing, gripping and original' -- Stav Sherez

'A complex, disturbing, resonant novel that remains light on its feet and immensely entertaining' Irish Times

'A knockout new talent' -- Lee Child

'Ireland's answer to Ruth Rendell' -- Ken Bruen

'Astonishing, powerful and immensely satisfying' -- Peter James

About the Author

Claire McGowan grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland. After completing a degree in English and French from Oxford University she moved to London and worked in the charity sector. She is currently the Director of the Crime Writer's Association. The Fall is her first novel.

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Publication date

23rd March 2017


Claire McGowan

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Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group


352 pages


Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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