@2@@20@THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER@21@@16@@20@SHORTLISTED FOR THE RICHARD AND JUDY SEARCH FOR A BESTSELLER COMPETITION@21@@3@@2@@20@'After a dramatic and brutal opening, Jo Spain's amazing debut, @18@With Our Blessing@19@, settles into a very satisfying murder mystery steeped in recent Irish history' @21@@18@Amazon Reviewer@19@@3@@2@@18@@20@It's true what they say . . . revenge is sweet. @21@@19@@3@@2@@20@1975@21@@16@@18@A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. @19@@3@@2@@20@2010@21@@16@@18@The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter.@19@@3@@2@Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is on the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them . . . and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.@3@@2@@20@Discover more DI Tom Reynolds with the next instalments of the acclaimed series, @18@Beneath the Surface @19@@21@(book 2)@20@ and @18@Sleeping Beauties@19@@21@ (book 3)@20@. @21@@3@
Jo Spain has worked as a party advisor on the economy in the Irish parliament. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller. The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.