Dervla McTiernan

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The Ruin (2018) 933 kappaletta
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The Sisters (2019) 171 kappaletta
What Happened to Nina? (2024) 102 kappaletta
The Roommate (2020) 93 kappaletta
The Wrong One (2022) 33 kappaletta
The Fireground (2023) 10 kappaletta

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c. 1977
County Cork, Ireland
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Galway, Ireland
University College Galway
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Dervla spent twelve years working as a lawyer. Following the global financial crisis, she moved to Australia and turned her hand to writing. An avid fan of crime and detective novels from childhood, Dervla wrote a short story, The Room Mate which was shortlisted for the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Competition.



2.5 stars and rounded up because it entertained me as I cleaned the house.
I told the plot to my mother who is a barrister, and she had a good laugh at all the things the sisters did with no repercussions including Aifric allowing Carrie to read the court notes. She said in the real world at worst Aifric would be struck off and at best have a disciplinary action put against her.
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ChariseH | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 25, 2024 |
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ChrisGreenDog | 56 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 24, 2024 |
What Happened to Nina? By Dervla McTiernan is a 2024 William Morrow publication.

Nina goes away with her boyfriend, Simon, on a little vacation- but she did not return home as scheduled. When her parents discover that Simon made it back okay, they try to find out why Nina wasn’t with him and where she might be, thus beginning a harrowing search for their missing daughter, and a wicked campaign by Simon’s parents to protect their son from any insinuation of wrongdoing….

Any true crime follower will recognize this familiar setup as it mirrors that of the Gabby Patito case. It’s a fictionalized version where we envision how the murder occurs, how each family approached their unique circumstances, and the view from the perspective of law enforcement as they try to find proof of their suspicions amid a social media onslaught of trolls and bots determined to sway the court of public opinion.

Overall, this is one of those ‘ripped from the headlines’ novels that, despite its familiarity, had me in its grip from start to finish. It’s very well executed, perfectly paced, and quite effecting.

4+ stars
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gpangel | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 24, 2024 |
Riveting and thrilling domestic suspense.

Simon and Nina had been a couple since they were 16 years old. Once both went off to college, their relationship started to change. In an effort to regain their close bond, they take a week-long trip to do some climbing and hiking at Simon's family cabin in Vermont. Only Simon returns home. So, what happened to Nina? The police get involved and the investigation explodes as both families close ranks and the news goes viral on social media. Speculation, rumor, and innuendo create a disturbing subtext that makes the truth even harder to find. Nina's family wants answers and Simon's parents stonewall every attempt at discovery.

The narrative shifts in point of view primarily between each parent -- and all want only one thing. Simon's parents want him not to be responsible for whatever happened to Nina and her parents want her to come home.

I listened to the audiobook while also reading along in the e-book ARC provided by the publisher. The production was excellent with a very talented group of narrators who gave so much depth to the characters and the story.

I could not bear to put this down as it kept me totally on edge waiting to find out what would happen next. Also, I could not help but note the disturbing similarities between this plot and the true crime events surrounding the case of Gabby Petito who was murdered by her fiancé.

This is my penultimate favorite book so far this year and I fear that everyone I know will suffer my book stalking. I definitely give this 4.5 stars. It was emotionally gripping and I am sure I will be thinking about it for some time.
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CelticLibrarian | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 10, 2024 |



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