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Before He Kills Again Tadhg Coakley | Mercier Press

Release Date10/04/2023
PublisherMercier Press

As the sun sets on the bustling streets of Cork city, a young woman lies brutally murdered in her own home. Former inter-county hurler turned detective Garda Tim Collins, and his new partner Deirdre Donnelly are tasked with solving the case. As they dig deeper, they uncover a sinister plot to attack more women. Against the clock and with a fierce commitment to stop the violence, Collins and Donnelly race to find the perpetrator before he kills again. But when one of Ireland’s most dangerous criminals shows up in Collins’ home patch of West Cork, that case becomes personal and pushes him to the brink. As the investigation explodes in a brutal showdown, we see a different side of Collins as he questions how far he will go to seek justice. With a strong sense of place and a shocking double climax, this second instalment of the Tim Collins series is a gripping and thrilling read.

The first book in the Tim Collins series, Whatever It Takes, was the One City, One Book choice for Cork. Catherine Kirwanauthor of Darkest Truth, called it “Stylish, tense, thrilling, building to a truly shocking conclusion.”