The Dead Ground (Paula Maguire 2)
By Claire McGowan
The second novel in the highly acclaimed Paula Maguire series and the gripping follow up to The Lost by Claire McGowan, who Lee Child proclaims as 'a knockout new talent'. The Dead Ground sees forensic psychologist Paula Maguire working in the missing persons unit in Northern Ireland, where there are many deadly secrets to dig up...
The second novel in the highly acclaimed Paula Maguire series and the gripping follow up to The Lost. by Claire McGowan, who Lee Child proclaims as 'a knockout new talent'. Readers of Sharon Bolton and Sarah Hilary will love this series.
Stolen. Missing. Dead...
Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire, already wrestling with the hardest decision of her life, is forced to put her own problems on hold when she's asked to help find a baby taken from a local hospital.
Then the brutal, ritualistic murder of a woman found lying on a remote stone circle indicates a connection to the kidnapping and Paula knows that they will have to move fast if they are to find the person responsible.
When another child is taken and a pregnant woman goes missing, Paula finds herself caught up in a deadly hunt for a killer determined to leave no trace, and discovers every decision she makes really is a matter of life and death...
No one is safe from the killer that waits at the dead ground.
Claire McGowan grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland. After a degree in English and French from Oxford University, and time spent living in China and France, she moved to London and works in the charity sector and also teaches creative writing.
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17 Jul 2014
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Fast paced and engaging — Evening Echo
Enthralling . . . evoked wonderfully — Sunday Mirror
It's a gripping and gory read and shows McGowan to be a thriller writer of exceptional talent — Irish Independent
A knockout new talent — Lee Child
McGowan's book is bloody and brilliant — Angela Clarke
Ireland's answer to Ruth Rendell — Ken Bruen
Astonishing, powerful and immensely satisfying — Peter James
A compelling and flawless thriller — SJ Bolton
Page-turning — Guardian