Gallows Lane

Gallows Lane

Book - 2008
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When a young woman is found beaten to death on a building site, Devlin's enquiries soon point to a local body-builder and steroid addict. But days later, born-again ex-con James Kerr is found nailed to a tree, crucified. This book follows Inspector Benedict Devlin as he investigates a series of gruesome murders in and around the Irish borderlands.

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It's summertime in the Irish borderlands. As temperatures rise, a series of gruesome murders takes place. Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin's enquiries point to a local body-builder, but when born-again ex-con James Kerr is found nailed to a tree - crucified - Devlin realizes that the case is more complex, and more sinister, than he had imagined. It seems the ghosts of the past are haunting the present.
Meanwhile, as Devlin's relationships with his colleagues on both sides of the border become increasingly fraught, and the body count continues to rise, he finds himself fighting for much more than just the truth.
Torn between his young family and his job, Devlin is determined to apprehend the culprit - or culprits - before they strike again, even as the carnate starts to jeopardize those he cares about most.

Publisher: London : Macmillan New Writing, 2008
ISBN: 9780230700611
0230700616
Branch Call Number: FIC McGil
Characteristics: 321 p

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shannon40 May 10, 2014

Early Brian McGilloway. He's gotten better.

sjmitra Jul 21, 2013

I understand this is the second book in the series. However, I don't appreciate the numerous references to the first book. Each one should stand alone and not push the reader to read the one/s that come before. Good writers do not need selling strategies. Apart from that, this "mystery" novel lacks suspense and there are too many characters so I've lost interest in who does what.

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