Book Reviews – The Scholar

The Scholar
by Dervla McTiernan

This crime fiction novel is set in Galway, Ireland  in 2014.  DS Cormac Reilly has been working on cold cases for some time and has realised that he is losing his enthusiasm, but then a phone call from his girlfriend changes everything. There has been a hit-and-run outside the University Lab and the only ID they have of the dead woman is a security card, but is it really her?  Time is running out to solve this case as it involves a multibillion dollar company.  Even though this book is the second in the series, you could still read it as a stand-alone. McTiernan lets her characters gently unfold through the chapters and they were easy to follow. An enjoyable book, and I am looking forward to the next one in the series.