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The Scholar
The Scholar | Dervla McTiernan
From the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Ruin comes a compulsive new crime thriller featuring DS Cormac Reilly. Being brilliant has never been this dangerous ... When Dr Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit and run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. A security card in the dead woman's pocket identifies her as Carline Darcy, a gifted student and heir apparent to Irish pharmaceutical giant Darcy Therapeutics. The multi-billion-dollar company, founded by her grandfather, has a finger in every pie, from sponsoring university research facilities to funding political parties to philanthropy - it has funded Emma's own ground-breaking research. The enquiry into Carline's death promises to be high profile and high pressure. As Cormac investigates, evidence mounts that the death is linked to a Darcy laboratory and, increasingly, to Emma herself. Cormac is sure she couldn't be involved, but as his running of the case comes under scrutiny from the department and his colleagues, he is forced to question his own objectivity. Could his loyalty to Emma have led him to overlook evidence? Has it made him a liability?
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guinsgirlreads
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So I was slammed at work yesterday and tried to quickly post my #AHRS before it got too late, and I failed to post the other picture that I took of the glorious wrapping paper (and chocolates 😉!) from @Avanders .. so here it is! I love love love it! 💀 💀

Avanders 😘😘😘 3mo
wanderinglynn That wrapping paper 😍😍😍 3mo
DinoMom Great wrapping paper! 3mo
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MallenNC
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This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. This is the second of a series but I was able to jump into it ok. A little of the first book is spoiled but not too much. I did not figure out the case at all. I think the main detective is an interesting character so I‘m looking forward to reading more of the series.

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erank58
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Loving this series on audio--I have The Good Turn next in line!

Not quite as good as the first one (some of the characters' decisions really annoyed me) but overal a strong listen with an engaging storyline. Hoping to keep the ball rolling with the third installment!

bookwrm526 I also love this series, I‘m holding off on reading the last one to make it last lol 12mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Tagged book is current read.

TheBookAddict Yes!!! That was definitely me while reading 12mo
eanderson Good book!!! Love the meme! 12mo
batsy 😂 12mo
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Mogoeg
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Solid! I haven‘t read the first of this series but I enjoyed this one. Well paced and an interesting mystery at the center. Strong ending as well. I liked the multiple perspectives.

Not much more to say, really. If you like this sort of mystery thriller you will probably enjoy it!

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Hooked_on_books
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A woman is run down in Galway in a clear vehicular murder, complicated by the lead detective‘s girlfriend finding the body. Also, the dead woman was carrying someone else‘s ID. This is a good mystery/police procedural that feels realistic. I liked her first book, too, and look forward to reading more from McTiernan.

#bookspinbingo audio edition

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eanderson
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While the rest of the family is sleeping I finished this audiobook and my second book for #superseptember 🤗 This book was just as good as the first in the series. Cormac Reilly is a very intuitive detective and I really love how he handles everyone who underestimates him. He proves them wrong every time! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
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DeannaJ
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This was a good ride, though it stuck a little with me how mindlessly juvenile things were at times. Yes, more than likely a fair-on depiction of a cop transferring to a new precinct when that precinct is questionable, but by the third time I want to box one the garda‘s ears for being as dumb as a bag of rocks just for the sake of being contrary, it got a little old.

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eanderson
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Best audiobooks are with an accent! It really helps make the atmosphere real. Working on another series!

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Freespirit
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This is another crime thriller that kept me turning pages and thinking till the end. It delves into corporate corruption and ethics. I really like Dervla McTiernans writing, her well drawn characters and atmospheric settings. Her first novel The Ruin and this are both well worth reading ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My week ahead will be back to Thomas Cromwell and to Edinburgh with James Oswald who I have not read before...and my crotchet..hugs to everyone💕

IamIamIam One of my crochet students had that borders book and I was insanely jealous! Thanks for the reminder to check ThriftBooks!! 😁 Your work is gorgeous! 1y
Reagan Ooh good! I have The Ruin Out from the library. 1y
Freespirit Hi @IamIamIam it's a great book of borders you can mix and match...hope you manage to find it😊 1y
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Freespirit @Reagan I look forward to hearing what you think! 1y
CarolynM I've just read her 3rd book and enjoyed it enormously. Now I have to go back to this one and the first. 1y
FlowerFairy I currently have two blankets in progress and think I will need to pick up that book of borders soon. Your stitch work is fabulous! 1y
Freespirit I will look forward to your reviews Carolyn @CarolynM 1y
Freespirit Thanks @FlowerFairy it‘s a lovely hobby isn‘t it? I am making cushion covers. I would love to see a picture of your blankets💕 1y
FlowerFairy @Freespirit I enjoy crocheting afghans (my great-grandmother taught me when I was six) but otherwise mostly knit. These are going to be lovely cushion covers! Will have to post some blanket photos soon! 1y
Freespirit Tag me so I don‘t miss your photos @FlowerFairy 💕 1y
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amywithbooks
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Another great, fast-paced police procedural. I enjoy that Cormac Reilly is strong, but flawed. Also, I hate Moira with every fiber of my being 🤣
The third book, for some reason, is not available in the US- even on Kindle. I assume the reason is COVID related. I hope I can read it soon!
4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

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amywithbooks
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I enjoyed the first book so much that I decided to download and dive right into book 2 of the Cormac Reilly series. I am on a staycation this week and getting lots of reading done!

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Freespirit
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A break from medieval history with a crime novel set in Ireland in 2014. I loved Dervla McTiernan‘s first novel The Ruin and this one is a page turner too so far. It has the same likeable police investigator Cormac Reilly in both books.
Hope you are enjoying your day friends😊

Ruthiella Nice photo!😀 1y
JennyM Sounds a great way to spend your afternoon. Hope you and the family are keeping well. Sending big hugs 😘 1y
Tanisha_A Lovely! Enjoy 😘 1y
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catebutler Love this scene! And that crime thriller sounds excellent!! 1y
Freespirit Thanks @Ruthiella 😘 1y
Freespirit Hi @JennyM all well here Jen. It‘s windy so I am indoors reading and pottering. Hope you are well.. big hugs back xxx 1y
Freespirit Thanks @Tanisha_A nothing better than a crime novel😊 1y
Freespirit Thanks @catebutler Hi Cate The Ruins was excellent.. very atmospheric...she‘s an excellent writer💕 1y
Cathythoughts Sounds good 😁 Nice picture 1y
catebutler @Freespirit I just added it to my TBR! I always seem to want to read this genre when the cooler months hit, and with autumn approaching it sounds perfect! 🍂 1y
Freespirit Great autumn reading 💕Cate @catebutler 1y
Freespirit Thanks @Cathythoughts I love anything set in Ireland 🇮🇪 1y
Cathythoughts 😁💚💚💚 1y
CarolynM Love the photo😍 I just read her 3rd one for my IRL book group. Loved it, as did the whole group. I'm planning to read the first 2 now. (edited) 1y
Freespirit I think she will be one of my must read authors @CarolynM 💕 I‘m sure you will enjoy her other books 1y
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LMJenkins
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Next audiobook up!

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Gillyreads
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Books I read in February 📚

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artkavanagh
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… good people did bad things all the time, they were just a bit more inventive at finding justification for it …

I read the first two books in this series at record speed. One day I hope to have the patience to go back and reread them at the pace they deserve.

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MrsMalaprop
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Hmmm, this was ok. It‘s the second in a series by an Irish-born, Perth-residing author. I read the first The Ruin a while ago & quite liked it.

I received The Scholar in my book club Secret Santa. I really think I might be “over” crime fiction, because it seems everyone else loved this one. Towards the end I struggled to remain engaged.
🤷‍♀️ #unpopularopinion

howjessicareads I really liked it! Which reminds me... pretty sure book 3 comes out next month. I should check! 2y
MrsMalaprop @howjessreads Yeah, I think it‘s a case of, “It‘s not you, it‘s me.” A friend showed me book 3 yesterday, so it‘s definitely out here. She‘s going to a talk by the author at a local book shop this week. 2y
Jeg I can‘t remember what it‘s about !!! 🙃 so I looked at my review and it seems I liked it . 😊 2y
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Gillyreads
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Such a good series. Can‘t wait for the end of feb when the next one is out

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janeycanuck
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Finished up the Scholar today during afternoon tea at Chateau Lake Louise. I think I enjoyed The Ruin more but it‘s close... I‘ll definitely be reading the next in the series when it comes out. I enjoyed getting to know Carrie and Emma a bit more but found things a little too easy to piece together - I was yelling about one of the twists almost immediately!

marleed Beautiful photo! 2y
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janeycanuck
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8:30 isn‘t too early for a snack, right? We‘re in Banff for a couple of days and I‘m starting my day off with my book, a latte and a scone before heading off to skate on Lake Louise.

Bklover Sounds like a wonderful day! 2y
Dostoyes One of the best places on earth - enjoy banff, lake Louise, rundle, and the rest! 2y
janeycanuck @Bklover it really was! 2y
janeycanuck @Dostoyes My first time here! We‘re staying in Banff, went up to Lake Louise today. Won‘t be heading to Rundle but I‘m hiking Johnston Canyon on Saturday. 2y
Dostoyes So magical, hope you are having a great time. Johnston Canyon was closed last I was there - glad its back up! If you have time to ride up to summit of sulphur mountain, the view is worth it. 2y
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Kempfme
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I read this for the Girly Book Club, and I had read the first in this series. I liked this read better than the first.
This one was very unpredictable. Cormac's girlfriend happens upon a dead co-ed, and becomes the number one suspect. Things are not what they seem.
I enjoyed digging deeper into Cormac's character, who is flawed in many ways, yet easy to like. Looking forward to reading more.

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MrsMalaprop
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Love these women. Our club has been meeting for 23 years, with three of us being original members. @Jeg sad you couldn‘t make it today 🙁.

We have a tradition of Secret Santa book-giving for Christmas & I got the tagged book, which I‘m pretty happy about since I read & enjoyed her first book, The Ruin. This is her second 👍🙏. #grateful

britt_brooke This is fantastic!! 2y
JennyM ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Jeg Looks like a lovely venue. So sorry to have missed out. You got my present. I think I liked it better that her first one. Sounds like it was just as well I didn‘t give The Weekend. 😊😊. 2y
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Rissreads It looks like a lovely day. Was your book gift well received? 2y
MrsMalaprop @Rissreads It was a lovely day. Two others gave The Weekend as well 😂. Thinking maybe we should do it as our holiday book club read to discuss at our first meeting in Feb 😁. 2y
Rissreads Well I received it in the post yesterday from @JennyM so I'm very excited to be able to read it this holidays as well. How lucky am I? 🌈 2y
JennyM @Rissreads I was really worried that you might have already bought a copy for book club! 😅 (edited) 2y
MrsMalaprop @JennyM @Rissreads How fabulous is it that all this Australian fiction is being purchased & read? 😊👍 #ozfiction 2y
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop I am going to forward it on to another Litten when I'm finished! I agree, we need to get more #ozfiction out there. #travellingbooks 2y
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annkuch13
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I enjoyed this just as much as the first book in the series. It was nice to get more from the POV of Carrie. The personal connection of the mystery to Cormac and Emma definitely raised the tension. Similar to the first book, the discovery of different clues is paced well, and there are enough little twists that kept me guessing killer until very close to when it was revealed. The audiobook narrator is fantastic.

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kspenmoll
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#GratefulReads #bookandbeverage #Day8
The Westin Hotel Boston Waterfront houses a Starbucks. Started my morning with coffee. Later today I plan to venture out in the cold & visit some local coffee shops nearby.

Bookwormjillk I love Boston ❤️ enjoy! 2y
kspenmoll @Bookwormjillk Thanks! I plan too! Wonderful to be with my sister & leave my hubby & son behind! 2y
Suet624 I‘m so glad you had time with your sisters. 2y
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kspenmoll
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#NamasteNovember #SpinePoem2
I traveled by bus to Boston last night to meet my sister. I have a kindle so I traveled light with these books. So two book spine poetry!
I am so excited! My sister is at a nurse practitioners‘ conference and she invited me to join her until Monday! Lovely hotel near the waterfront. Plan to read today, drink coffee, take a walk, maybe hot tub....☕️🏙📚 The day is wide open.

LiteraryinLawrence Sounds like fun! Solo time balanced with sister time = awesome! 2y
Eggs Sister time and solitude at a place where no chores await!!! Enjoy! Enjoy! 2y
kspenmoll @LiteraryinLititz @Eggs It is a perfect balance. ! No chores is the BEST! (edited) 2y
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kspenmoll
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#GratefulReads #lookingforwardtoreading #Day1
These are a few books I am looking forward to reading this month.
#buddyread #LilliRead #botmbuddyread #mybookclubpicks

Riveted_Reader_Melissa The New Jim Crow is so good! 2y
RachelAmphlett The Scholar is excellent! 2y
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 2y
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Lizpixie
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#ScaryScavengerHunt #ThatsOver200Pages This thriller is doing double duty for my #Scareathlon point tally. It‘s worth 2 points for being on theme for #TeamSlaughter plus 1point for fulfilling the scavenger hunt prompt, then another point for a participation post! That‘s 4points for 1 book. Not bad hey. Helps that it was quite a good book, the 2nd in the Cormac Reilly series, a DI in Galway, Ireland. #PointsTotal-24

Jerdencon I am a big fan of this series!
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Clwojick Woohoo! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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Lizpixie
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After falling asleep and having a “nanna nap” while listening to The Witness, I‘m now awake & alert enough to get back into this thriller based in Galway, Ireland. I should finish this tonight, not sure if I‘ll follow up with some more #audiojournaling or another book off my #Scareathlon #TBR Any preferences from my team mates? #TeamSlaughter 1point #PointsTotal-18

Clwojick stacked! 2y
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Lizpixie
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Up next in my #Scareathlon playlist is this thriller by Irish/Australian author McTiernan,the 2nd in a series. Dr Emma Sweeney finds a body outside Galway University one night, a victim of a hit & run.When she calls her partner,DI Cormac Reilly, he discovers it‘s the heir to a pharmaceutical company & a student.When the case starts to point to Emma‘s lab, Cormac comes under a lot of pressure to solve the case 1point. #TeamSlaughter #PointsTotal-16

RachelAmphlett Added to my TBR! 2y
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margreads
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My current listen!! I'm having to find different reasons to keep on listening!!

#audio #awwc

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HeatherBlue
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Husband is painting our spare bedroom; I am reading. Looking forward to a quiet Sunday!

writerlibrarian The Ruin was fantastic. This on is on my to get list eventually. 2y
HeatherBlue @writerlibrarian I really enjoyed this one! And she has another coming out next year! 2y
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Jerdencon
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Brought this book all the way to Ireland with me to read and it never left the bag because I had no time to read and can‘t read in a moving car. So now it‘s come to the beach back in NY!

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LaceyDoesLit
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Jeg
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Just finished on a wild and woolly morning here in Perth. I think I liked this better than her first, though both are very good. Look forward to the next one due out in 2020. Love that she lives here now. @MrsMalaprop

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Tonton
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Cormac Reilly is finally given the chance to escape from cold cases, to take over a new homicide investigation. His partner Emma discovers the victim of a fatal hit and run,whose father is the head of a big pharma company which is funding Emma‘s research research. Cormac has enemies, powerful interests dictating the investigation parameters, and for a dreadful time he begins to doubt Emma. Excellent follow up to The Ruin;fast and fun.

Cathythoughts Sounds good ! Started The Ruin ... but got side -tracked. Must give it another go ♥️👍🏻 3y
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AntoinetteBuchanan
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Another classy, pacy police procedural from Dervla McTiernan. Not quite as twisty as her first novel, but still a great example of the genre and we are all just a little bit in love with DS Cormack Reilly #aussieapril #AWW2019

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MsWright
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Excellent plot that kept you guessing! I love McTiernan‘s detail and poise. Cormoran is a believable, troubled detective!

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt8 This is the authors 2nd novel which was released last week. I‘ve been very lucky to be able find signed copies of so many books from Booktopia.com.au Waterstones.com & Goldsboro.com plus from book sub boxes. I‘m planning on making a section just for them.DS Cormac Reilly is back.When his girlfriend Emma stumbles across a hit&run victim he‘s first on the scene of a murder he wouldn‘t have gotten otherwise. Then Emma becomes a suspect.

kspenmoll Sounds like an intriguing read.📚❤️ 3y
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