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The Night Caller

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A brand-new exciting and atmospheric new crime series, set on a remote but stunning island off the coast of Ireland.

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Martina Murphy


Sometimes darkness stalks the most beautiful places…

On Doogarth East Bog, Achill Island, a body is found. The close community is stunned to learn that it’s Lisa Moran, a popular teacher who disappeared two days earlier.

DS Lucy Golden is assigned to the case. For her, it’s personal. As an Achill native, she knows that sometimes great evil can lurk in plain sight. Having moved back from Dublin, she has spent the last ten years trying to prove herself to her colleagues after her husband was jailed for fraud. This is her chance to put the past behind her. Her teenage son Luc’s behaviour, however, is increasingly troubling and Lucy doesn’t have time for distractions.

When another body is found in an abandoned property on the bog, with links to a murder 20 years ago, the stakes are raised – but a pattern is emerging. Can Lucy put the pieces together? Or will her family crisis mean the murderer claims his next victim?


‘a novel that raises the bar for crime procedurals. The Night Caller is a measured, well-paced, page turner’
Shots Mag

‘Well plotted and page turning’
Patricia Gibney

‘A tense, fast-paced, and deftly plotted thriller, which kept me guessing right to the end. I’m already looking forward to the next outing for Detective Sergeant Lucy Golden and her crew!’
Andrea Carter

‘A twisty mystery, a moody setting and a troubled cop on a tricky case. What more could you want?’
Peterborough Telegraph

‘An engaging mystery, set against an equally engaging background, packed with engrossing subplots.’ Myles McWeeney, Irish Independent

‘She writes with confidence and efficiency as she tells a gripping and well-written story with believable and rounded characters.’
Irish Examiner