With Our Blessing

With Our Blessing Review

It's true what they say . . . revenge is sweet.

1975
A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother.

2010
The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter.

Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is on the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them . . . and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.

Title:With Our Blessing
Edition Language:English

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  • Louise Wilson

    1975: A baby, just minutes old. Is forcibly taken from its mother.2010: The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin park in the depths of winter.This is Jo Spain's debut novel where we are intro...

  • Liz Barnsley

    A new crime series. Always a good reading day especially when they turn out to be as involving and intriguing as “With Our Blessing” – a really quite beautifully written, immediately immersive s...

  • Paul

    With our Blessing – A Stunning debutWith our Blessing is the stunning debut thriller from former journalist and political advisor Jo Spain, and it is easy to understand why this book has been shortl...

  • Virginia

    This is a very accomplished work of debut crime fiction. Set in Dublin, the first of a series, it’s getting a lot of attention for former journalist Jo Spain because of the taught twisting plot that...

  • Nigel

    I found this book to have a very atmospheric, powerful start. The issues with the Magdalene laundries are now quite well known and this story is about one of those institutions mainly. I guess I shoul...

  • Eva

    You’re probably familiar with Jo Spain’s psychological thrillers but did you know she also writes a crime fiction series, set in Ireland? The DI Tom Reynolds series has been on my shelf for ages a...

  • Margaret Madden

    4.5 stars.When a newborn baby is snatched from its mother's arms, in 1975, it destroys the life of a young woman and causes ripples of trauma down through the years. But she is one of many, and goes u...

  • Trish at Between My Lines

    This review was originally posted on [Between My Lines]Green Giants is my feature where I share some of my favourite books by Irish Authors.   I’m passionate about Irish Authors, they supply us wi...

  • Cathy Ryan

    With Our Blessing is set in Dublin and introduces Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds in a very powerful and atmospheric story. The gruesome murder and mutilated body of an elderly woman has been discove...

  • Lyndon

    I was in Ireland and wanted to buy a mystery set in Ireland by an Irish writer. And I found this one, a debut novel that was a top ten Irish bestseller. (Correction/update: I thought Spain was a pen n...