When a prominent doctor with political connections is viciously bludgeoned to death in Dublin in 1963, for Detective Inspector Harry Wall, the case awakens dark memories of a horrific experience during World War Two. As he begings to dig, the detective methodically uncovers a web of corruption, greed and barbarity, and exposes humanity's darkest underbelly. Wall's investigation ultimately forces him to return to Germany, where he follows a shocking trail of Nazi brutality that leads him back to the heart of government in Ireland. And along the way, Harry Wall must confront the spectre that has haunted his dreams for almost two decades - his own conscience.
Critical acclaim for Colin C. Murphy:
'A hugely ambitious debut novel… minute research and well-drawn characters...a valuable piece of writing…unforgettably harrowing…deserves a wide readership.'
- Irish Independent Literary Supplement
'Masterful storytelling… perfectly paced and beautifully written. Its achievement is impressive.' - Frank McGuinness, playwright, author, poet, winner of New York Drama Critics award and Bafta nominee.
'The Lost Voices is beautifully crafted…totally immersive…a voyueuristic look at twists and turns of the intertwining lives of the inhabitants of Pompeii.'
- Amazon Reviews
'The Lost Voices Trilogy is a hugely gripping story… phenomenal female characters that have me rooting for them like they are close friends…one of the best historic fictions in a long time.'
- Amazon Reviews
'A rattling yarn, with action racing along, brilliant twists, flawed heroes and evil villains…stirring and deeply researched story. I look forward to the next novel from this muscular writer.' - Books Ireland
'A truly epic novel of survival and resistance.' - Literature Ireland
'A brilliantly written and moving work of fiction. Deserves five stars, as for its genre, it really is that good. - Goodreads.com
'Gripping from beginning to end.'
- New Books UK Magazine