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The Ruin

The Ruin - Dervla McTiernan A really good thriller. The story was well paced, starting off steady and progressively building up as it progressed. In some ways there weren’t any surprises in terms of style and characterisation, but it stuck nicely to its genre without being inflexible.

The story hinted at many issues that are in the current zeitgeist (child abuse, the church, poor institutional responses to it), but ultimate it boils down to one fatally flawed person who is the architect of their demise, notwithstanding their tragic childhood.

I’m very interested to see where Sgt Cormac Reilly goes in the next instalment.