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The Dead Ground review ò 103 ↠ A stolen baby A murdered woman A decades old atrocity Something connects them allA month before Christmas and Ballyterrin on the Irish border lies under a thick pall of snow When a newborn baby goes missing from hospital it's all too close to home for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire who's wrestling with the hardest dA stolen baby A murdered woman A decades old atrocity Something connects them allA month before Christmas and Ballyterrin on the Irish border lies under a thick pall of snow When a newborn baby goes missing. Coming 10th April from HeadlineThank you SO much Claire McGowan for sending me a proof copyA stolen baby A murdered woman A decades old atrocity Something connects them allA month before Christmas and Ballyterrin on the Irish border lies under a thick pall of snow When a newborn baby goes missing from hospital it’s all too close to home for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire who’s wrestling with the hardest decision of her lifeLast year I read “The Lost” the first in the Paula Maguire series from Claire McGowan and I loved every minute of it Another series added to my “must reads” I was exceptionally happy to receive an advanced reading copy for the next book “The Dead Ground”After the shocking finale to the last story Paula is struggling with a huge decision so now is really not the best time for her to be immersed in an emotional and heart wrenching case involving a missing baby Especially when it becomes clear that one missing child is not going to be the end of it As the case becomes ever complicated Paula struggles to cope and yet somehow she must in order to save livesI love these characters – Paula has such a depth to her and is one of the strongest female leads in a series to be found out there in the world of crime fiction currently Still haunted by the loss of her mother at a young age and living in a world after “The Troubles” she is both one tough cookie and compellingly vulnerable all in one small package She trips through life often acting on impulse yet highly intelligent and insightful Surrounding her is an eclectic mix of supporting cast – her Father I am particularly fond of – and together they make for a heck of a teamThe Irish setting is well developed – as someone who knows very little about the background to that time I find it fascinating how Claire McGowan can give you an understanding by letting her characters talk – when past haunts present as it does in a very real way there it is through the thoughts feelings and experiences of the people in the pages that you come to learn and almost see it for yourselfThe mystery element of this particular story is clever and compelling – it twists and turns its way to yet another superb finale leaving Paula with a few things to face next time yet wrapping up the current case perhaps surprisingly – who knows Me I usually beat the author but this is a twisty tale how will you get on I wonderThe personal relationships ongoing in this series is also one of the things I love about it Particularly well developed and intriguing is the relationship Paula has with her Dad hence why he is one of my favourite characters here Her romantic life is beautifully complicated and I will admit that a lot of my time reading this was spent yelling at her about what she should be doing Pfft Who listens to me I’m always right you knowOverall a terrific read Fast paced when it needs to be offering moments for reflection and giving a real insight into both the smaller and larger community psyche if you like I would highly recommend these for crime fiction aficionado’s There is a lot of it about – seems everyone wants to write a great crime novel – well Ms McGowan manages that just fine And seemingly with easeHappy Reading Folks

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T's clear a brutal killer is on the looseAs another child is taken and a pregnant woman goes missing Paula is caught up in the hunt for a killer no one can trace who will stop at nothing to get what they wa. I was surprised enough to write a wee reviewThe book is dark full of twists and packed with action None of the things that by themselves warrant a 4 5 star review not for me at least I know what I'm getting into with books like these I listen to them while doing dishes running errands or performing especially dull tasks at work They are fairly decent and serve the purpose of not letting me die of boredom but at the same time they don't reuire my full attention which is sometimes extremely convenient However The Dead Ground by Claire McGowan managed to surprise me I thought the first of the books in the Paula McGuire series The Lost was OK definitely not great or even good but OK for me the key is to manage your expectations before starting to readlisten to a so called bestselling page turner But the seuel had certain depths that I was not expecting pretty spectacular character development for the genre and this I liked the most really great pacing It did not feel drawn out but allowed time for the characters to reveal their motivations in natural and believable way I'm not going to comment on the plot but it is pretty gruesome Anyhow after finishing it I really don't think that 10 hours of my life were wasted

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The Dead GroundFrom hospital it's all too close to home for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire who's wrestling with the hardest decision of her lifeThen a woman is found in a stone circle with her stomach cut open and i. Full disclosure I know Claire personally We’ve got pissed together in a staggering number of places I’m a writer I hang out with other writers I knew it wouldn’t be long until I got round to reviewing a pal’s book I’m not going to pull the wordy wool over your eyes and neglect to mention our relationship That’s not cool But I will let you know my policy for reading and reviewing my mate’s books whether on a public forum or face to face only say something if you liked it Everyone’s different with different tastes and even a bad book is hard to write There’s no point needlessly hurting the feelings of your writing buddy if you don’t dig their work However if you love it and you love them it’s your duty to tell anyone who’ll listen how bloody brilliant it is And McGowan’s book is bloody and brilliantThe Dead Ground is the second in McGowan’s Paula McGuire series Paula is a forensic psychologist in a current day Northern Ireland specialist team investigating missing persons In The Dead Ground she is investigating a stolen baby and in case with many dark twists and turns soon the disappearance of a heavily pregnant womanand Paula is also pregnant and she doesn’t know who the baby daddy is and whether she wants to keep it Let’s hear it for an interesting multifaceted strong female lead You know like a real life womanJust like McGowan’s first book in the Paula McGuire series The Lost this one plunged me into a world I thought I was familiar with from the telly box news Turns out I know nothing about post troubles Northern Ireland McGowan’s writing illuminates a uniue culture in which the tensions of the past permeate the present It makes for a fascinating and complex backdrop to what is an incredibly gripping and at times distressing story Be warned the prologue is particularly brutal And to think I’ve slept in the same room as the mind that conjured that up