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Review: The Killing House (Paula Maguire 6) by Claire McGowan (2018)

The Killing House (Paula Maguire 6) by Claire McGowan


The Killing House by Claire McGowan
The Killing House by Claire McGowan

Trade Paperback: 336 pages

Published 5th April 2018

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 978- 1472228246


Renovations at an abandoned farm have uncovered two bodies: a man known to be an IRA member missing since the nineties, and a young girl whose identity remains a mystery.

Paula Maguire returns to Ballyterrin from her new London home for a wedding and Paula helps to discover who the girl is and why no one is looking for her.

An anonymous tip-off then claims that her own long-lost mother is also buried on the farm.

When another girl is kidnapped, Paula must find the person responsible before more lives are destroyed. But there are explosive secrets still to surface. And even Paula can’t predict that the investigation will strike at the heart of all she holds dear.



I really enjoyed this and read it in a day.

The story is as gripping as it has been in the previous novels and there is some nice cutting from the past (Paulas mothers disappearance) to the present (the investigation at the Farm and Paulas search for her mother).

It is said by the author at the end that this is the last in the series and a lot of loose ends have been tied up – we will miss Paula and her fellow characters but there is a conclusion to matters.



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