The Murder Rule

smash hit #1 bestselling New York Times thriller of the year 2022

    • 3.9 • 518 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

No one is innocent in this story ...

The unmissable new standalone from the no.1 bestseller of The Good Turn

First Rule: Make them like you.

Second Rule: Make them need you.

Third Rule: Make them pay.

They think I'm a young, idealistic law student, that I'm passionate about reforming a corrupt and brutal system.

They think I'm working hard to impress them.

They think I'm here to save an innocent man on death row.

They're wrong. I'm going to bury him.

'Complex, unsettling and relentless, with a female protagonist on a journey of self-discovery that will culminate in a riveting final act, The Murder Rule is a great read' Sydney Morning Herald

'Tense and fascinating, dripping with the sort of suspense and intrigue we've come to depend on from Dervla McTiernan' Christian White

'Dervla McTiernan somehow makes the crime writing caper look effortless (spoiler: it isn't). This one's a headlong rush.' Jock Serong

'An extremely smart, thoroughly addictive, super twisty legal thriller that strikes the perfect balance between high-stakes action and real emotional depth. An absolute must-read, I guarantee you won't be able to put it down.' Anna Downes, author of The Safe Place

'Clever and compelling, Dervla McTiernan has seamlessly switched from fast-paced police procedural to original and suspenseful legal drama without missing a beat.' Sarah Bailey, author of The Housemate

'Gripping and full of tension, with twist after unexpected twist. You won't just read The Murder Rule, you'll devour it.' Karin Slaughter, no.1 bestselling author of Pieces of Her

'Diabolically clever, highly compelling and deeply moving. I loved The Murder Rule and did not want it to end.' Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of The Force and The Border

'Extraordinary. Haunting. An incredible thriller. I could not put this book down. Dervla McTiernan is a gifted writer with a very special way of telling a story. This is a heart stopping rollercoaster of a tale.' Adrian McKinty, New York Times bestselling author of The Chain

Crime & Thrillers
1 May
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

smsmwkosozklwl ,

It was okay

I have read some pretty fantastic books lately and this okay, a quick easy read - but it just didn’t stack up to my previous reads.

shannaaus ,

The murder rule

Positives: Writing and prose: excellent. A gifted writer who can string sentences together magically.

Negatives: story was not at all believable, many discrepancies and parts that don’t add up in the storyline, main character unlikable.

I loved Dervla’s previous Cormac Reilly books and couldn’t wait for her new novel. Unfortunately I was very disappointed.

genbange1 ,

Not as good as I expected

Had high hopes but the book died off toward the middle/end, I ended up feeling disappointed compared to other books

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