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The Killing House (Paula Maguire 6)

An explosive Irish crime thriller that will give you chills
  • Author
    • Claire McGowan
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Long-buried secrets are being unearthed. And they're very close to home...

Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns yet again to her hometown to investigate a spine-chilling case in THE KILLING HOUSE, the sixth novel in Claire McGowan's series. The Paula Maguire series is the perfect read for fans of Michael Connelly and Peter May.

'A delicious spookiness is added to McGowan's customary mix of complex characterisation and sweat-inducing excitement, offering a new level of chilling thrills' - Sunday Mirror

When a puzzling missing persons' case opens up in her hometown, forensic psychologist Paula Maguire can't help but return once more.

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.

As Paula attempts to discover who the girl is and why no one is looking for her, an anonymous tip-off 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.

What readers are saying about the Paula Maguire series:

'I have loved every single book. It's the characters and their own personal lives that really stand out in Claire McGowan's novels'

'Claire McGowan knows how to pull us in. Her future releases are always lined up on my kindle way ahead of time!'

'McGowan keeps developing her characters to be more rounded and complex. I've really fallen in love with the character of Paula Maguire and I can't wait to read more about her'
  • Published: Sep 06 2018
  • Pages: 336
  • 198 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781472228277
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Press Reviews

  • Sunday Express
    A delicious spookiness is added to McGowan's customary mix of complex characterisation and sweat-inducing excitement, offering a new level of chilling thrills
  • Sunday Mirror
    A brilliantly executed thriller with a haunting and atmospheric setting. Spine tingling
  • People </i>magazine
    A spine-tingling, brilliantly haunting and atmospheric thriller
  • Irish Times
    A complex, disturbing, resonant novel that remains light on its feet and immensely entertaining
  • Guardian
  • Stav Sherez

    The best of the Paula series yet; weird, intriguing, gripping and original
  • Independent
    A reminder why McGowan has been described as Ireland's answer to Ruth Rendell
  • Book Oxygen
    This is a powerful and disturbing novel
  • Erin Kelly

    I read The Silent Dead with my heart in my mouth . . . brilliant
  • My Chestnut Reading Tree </i>blog
    An intelligent and thought-provoking read and I can't WAIT to see where Paula goes from here!
  • Louise Reviews </i>blog
    Another great story in an increasingly impressive series
  • Ginger Book Geek </i>blog
    The perfect mix of drama, intrigue and mystery along with a dash of Northern Irish and Irish history
  • Chillers, Killers and Thrillers </i>blog
    Nail-biting! The creepy and harsh setting . . . made the events on this island and its inhabitants even more chilling
  • Real Crime </i>magazine
    McGowan has created a world evocative enough to get lost in