DI Owen Sheen vowed never to return to Ireland, but he needs answers to the questions he has surrounding his brother’s death. On loan from the Met to the PSNI, he is meant to be setting up a new Historical Offences Team, but instead he finds himself partnered with DC Aoife McCusker to work on her first murder investigation. As the investigation begins to unravel into chaos, its roots deep in the dark past of the Troubles, will Sheen be able to put his personal agenda aside? And will McCusker keep her career long enough to crack the case and prove herself as a detective?
Blood Will Be Born is a dark, gritty crime thriller with some immersive scene setting and character building that really digs you in, the story compelling and very authentic so a very good read indeed.
Owen Sheen is a great protagonist, layered and engaging..The mystery element is well plotted and intriguing, historical emotional levels are ingrained throughout the narrative and the whole thing has the kind of tense, edgy atmosphere I love to get from my reading.
Definitely recommended. An author I’ll be sticking with.