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Publisher Description

'Dervla McTiernan has rocked the crime fiction world with good reason. Taut, tense and darkly addictive. A treat for lovers of fine crime writing.' - Candice Fox

Being brilliant has never been this dangerous ...

When Dr Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit and run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. A security card in the dead woman's pocket identifies her as Carline Darcy, a gifted student and heir apparent to Irish pharmaceutical giant Darcy Therapeutics. The multi-billion-dollar company, founded by her grandfather, has a finger in every pie, from sponsoring university research facilities to funding political parties to philanthropy - it has funded Emma's own ground-breaking research. The enquiry into Carline's death promises to be high profile and high pressure.

As Cormac investigates, evidence mounts that the death is linked to a Darcy laboratory and, increasingly, to Emma herself. Cormac is sure she couldn't be involved, but as his running of the case comes under scrutiny from the department and his colleagues, he is forced to question his own objectivity. Could his loyalty to Emma have led him to overlook evidence? Has it made him a liability?

PRAISE FOR THE SCHOLAR

'Atmospheric and beautifully paced, with nuanced characters and a gripping plot - The Scholar has it all.' - Chris Hammer

'This is top-notch crime writing - fast, clever, surprising, and psychologically acute. I can only wish Dervla could write as fast as I can read!' - Kate Forsyth

'The Scholar is a gripping follow-up to McTiernan's debut crime novel The Ruin, featuring the enigmatic DS Cormac Reilly ... The Scholar is a tightly plotted, fast-paced read with enough twists to keep you guessing right to the end.' - Better Homes & Gardens

'Another thrilling tale that delivers on all the promise of McTiernan's debut - not to be missed.' - Readings Monthly

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2019
1 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Audde ,

Good read

I’m so enjoying reading Dervla McTiernan’s work. She writes a good, solid, interesting detective story. The main character is one to easily like.

My one little ‘gripe’ is that the jump to the main suspect happened with not enough build up. There weren’t enough clear clues to come to the conclusion as to who the murderer was - I found it a bit of a leap.

Nevertheless, this is an excellent story. I recommend it.

Aussie Shell ,

The Scholar

A great read. Couldn’t put it down

Tammryn ,

A great read

The Scholar was a great read. I found I really enjoyed Cormac as a character, as well as Carrie.

The twists and turns were great, and I sympathised with poor Emma, yet respected Cormac’s decisions throughout the book. A great crime novel.

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