Gallows Lane

Gallows Lane

An Inspector Devlin Crime Thriller

Book - 2009
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The heart-stopping follow-up to Brian McGilloway's thrilling debut, Gallows Lane continues the compelling series that captures modern Ireland and showcases a striking new voice in crime writing.

In his critically acclaimed debut, Borderlands , Brian McGilloway opened a window onto modern Ireland through the eyes of Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin, drawing comparisons to John Connolly and Ian Rankin for his tight, fast-paced plotting.

In Gallows Lane , the Donegal summer dawns unusually hot, and Inspector Devlin returns to the borderlands separating the North and South of Ireland, waiting for a notorious ex-con, James Kerr, to return home on early release. Kerr claims to have found God while in prison, but the superintendant of police wants him to stay on the other side of the border.

When a young woman is found beaten to death on a building site in what appears to be a sexually-motivated killing, Devlin is distracted from his assignment of keeping tabs on Kerr. Enquiries into the murder soon point to a local bodybuilder and steroid addict. But days later, the born-again ex-con Kerr is found nailed to a tree--crucified.

Increasingly torn between his young family and his job, Devlin is determined to apprehend those responsible for the murders before they strike again, even as the carnage begins to jeopardize those he cares about most.

Taking its title from the name of the road down which condemned Donegal criminals were once led, Gallows Lane is a sharp, modern thriller; a stunning second installment in what John Connolly says is "set to become one of the great series in modern crime fiction."

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312384326
0312384327
Characteristics: 321 p. 22 cm.

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shannon40 May 10, 2014

Early Brian McGilloway. He's gotten better.

sjmitra Jul 21, 2013

I understand this is the second book in the series. However, I don't appreciate the numerous references to the first book. Each one should stand alone and not push the reader to read the one/s that come before. Good writers do not need selling strategies. Apart from that, this "mystery" novel lacks suspense and there are too many characters so I've lost interest in who does what.

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