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Blood Tide (Paula Maguire 5)

A chilling Irish thriller of murder, secrets and suspense

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. For fans of Sharon Bolton's LITTLE BLACK LIES and Elly Griffiths' THE WOMAN IN BLUE.

A missing couple. A lurking killer. A perfect storm.

Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns to solve a dark and dangerous case on a small Irish island in the taut and terrifying BLOOD TIDE, the fifth novel in Claire McGowan's acclaimed series. The perfect read for fans of Joy Ellis and Karin Slaughter.

'A brilliantly executed thriller with a haunting and atmospheric setting. Spine tingling' - Sunday Mirror

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...

What readers are saying about Blood Tide:

'A very clever plot with many shocking moments. The island setting added to the atmosphere as did the ongoing storm. What a terrific book'

'I caught myself holding my breath as I followed the characters avidly. This is definitely the series that keeps on giving and keeps getting better'

'A masterfully plotted and executed novel. The pace never lets up, with new developments in every chapter. An excellent read'

Biographical Notes

Claire McGowan grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland and now lives in London, where she runs an MA in creative writing at City University. BLOOD TIDE is Claire's sixth crime novel, and the fifth in the highly-acclaimed Paula Maguire series. She also writes women's fiction as Eva Woods.

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  • ISBN: 9781472228215
  • Publication date: 09 Nov 2017
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Headline
Plenty of intrigue makes this a must read — Fanny Blake, Woman & Home
A delicious spookiness is added to McGowan's customary mix of complex characterisation and sweat-inducing excitement, offering a new level of chilling thrills — Sunday Express
The best of the Paula series yet; weird, intriguing, gripping and original — Stav Sherez
A brilliantly executed thriller with a haunting and atmospheric setting. Spine tingling — Sunday Mirror
A spine-tingling, brilliantly haunting and atmospheric thriller — People
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
Page-turning — Guardian
The best of the Paula series yet; weird, intriguing, gripping and original — Stav Sherez
Astonishing, powerful and immensely satisfying — Peter James
A reminder why McGowan has been described as Ireland's answer to Ruth Rendell — Independent
This is a powerful and disturbing novel — Book Oxygen
I read The Silent Dead with my heart in my mouth . . . brilliant — Erin Kelly
I read The Silent Dead with my heart in my mouth . . . brilliant — Erin Kelly
An intelligent and thought-provoking read and I can't WAIT to see where Paula goes from here! — My Chestnut Reading Tree blog
Another great story in an increasingly impressive series — Louise Reviews blog
The perfect mix of drama, intrigue and mystery along with a dash of Northern Irish and Irish history — Ginger Book Geek blog
Nail-biting! The creepy and harsh setting . . . made the events on this island and its inhabitants even more chilling — Chillers, Killers and Thrillers blog
McGowan has created a world evocative enough to get lost in — Real Crime magazine