‘Brian McGilloway’s command of plot and assurance of language make it difficult to believe that Borderlands is his debut’ The Times
‘A mystery of labyrinthine complexity’Sunday Telegraph
A body is found straddling two counties, in an area known as the Borderlands…
The corpse of local teenager Angela Cashell is found on the Tyrone- Donegal border, between the North and South of Ireland, in an area known as the borderlands. Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin heads the investigation: the only clues are a gold ring placed on the girl’s finger and an old photograph, left where she died.
Then another teenager is murdered, and things become further complicated when Devlin unearths a link between the recent killings and the disappearance of a prostitute twenty-five years earlier – a case in which he believes one of his own colleagues is implicated.
As a thickening snow storm blurs the border between North and South, Devlin finds the distinction between right and wrong, vengeance and justice, and even police-officer and criminal becoming equally unclear.
A dazzling and lyrical debut crime novel, Borderlands marks the beginning of a compelling new series featuring Inspector Benedict Devlin. Praise for Brian McGilloway: ‘A clever web of intrigue that deepens and darkens as it twists’ Peter James on Gallows Lane ‘Some of the very best crime fiction being written today’ Lee Child on Bad Blood