If I’m being honest, I found In the Woods just “ok” so I expected to have a similiar reaction to The Searcher but I was proven wrong with this. It may perhaps be the lulling descriptions of Irish village life, it may be that this story lacks the back and forth of In the Woods but this may be what sets me back to finish the Dublin Murder Squad series.
Cal has retired from the Chicago PD, been divorced from his wife, and is looking for a quiet and uneventful life in the Irish countryside. No surprise: the idyllic area has its own problems. With a tightly knit group of locals who fiercely protect one another, to the invasion of the “Dublin boys” causes havoc on the lives of the residents. But it isn’t until Trey comes looking for her brother that Cal’s forced to wade into the world everyone wants to hide.