by KT McCaffrey
A gripping case for investigative reporter Emma Boylan.
Emma is celebrating her Journalist of the Year Award when she hears of the death of parish priest, Father Jack O’Gorman, in what appears to have been a tragic road accident. His car, driven by respectable Tom Moran – himself struggling for his life in a Dublin hospital – crashed through the barriers of a viaduct on the outskirts of Lonsdale, one of Dublin’s less glamourous suburbs.
But it was no accident.
As Emma and the local police investigate, the killer strikes again, and before she knows it, Emma, and her husband, Vinny, find themselves in perilous danger and fighting for their lives.
PRAISE for KT McCaffrey
‘A really good read, this thriller gripped my attention from page one and held it until the end… this book will be a huge seller’ Books Ireland
‘K T McCaffrey is an Irish writer to watch’ Gerry Ryan, RTE
‘You can’t stop reading!’ Irish Examiner
About KT McCaffrey
Illustrator and designer KT McCaffrey worked for advertising agencies and graphic design studios before setting up his own studio in 1982. By 1989 he was illustrating children’s books based on Irish folklore – huge hits in the US – which sparked his interest in publishing.
His previous three books were published only in Ireland, and also feature investigative journalist Emma Boylan. The most recent, The Body Rock, was a top-ten seller with both major Irish bookshop chains.
End of the Line features McCaffrey’s ‘most ambitious writing to date’.
‘You can’t stop reading… his books are impossible to put down’ Irish Examiner
‘KT McCAFFREY is going to be HUGE’ – Ken Bruen
24th February, 1943
35 Girls Die In School Fire
35 girls from the Industrial School and orphanage in Cavan town were burnt to death after a fire swept through their dormitories. One adult also died in the blaze. The school was attached to the convent of the Poor Claires.
I have long been interested in the incident described above, wondering how such an appalling tragedy could have been allowed to happen. I have spoken to a number of direct descendants of the children involved and have drawn inspiration from their legacy while recreating an analogous fictional account of the events. In my scenario, the contents of a diary written by one of the fire’s survivors is the catalyst for the compelling tale of crime, passion and betrayal that follows. For End of the Line, I have brought forward the timeline by nineteen years and woven the event into the diary of Nelly Joyce.
Read an extract from End of the Line