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Too Close to Breathe - Olivia Kiernan
Too Close to Breathe
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In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months ago, Frankie's pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn't keen on... show more
In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope.

Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months ago, Frankie's pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn't keen on investigating another homicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint. Eleanor's husband, Peter, is unreachable, missing. A search of the couple's home reveals only two signs of personality: a much-loved book on art and a laptop with access to the Dark Web.

With the suspect pool growing, the carefully crafted profile of the victim crumbling with each new lead, and mysterious calls to Frankie's phone implying that the killer is closer than anyone would like, all Frankie knows is that Eleanor guarded her secrets as closely in life as she does in death.

As the investigation grows more challenging, Frankie can't help but feel that something doesn't fit. And when another woman is found murdered, the same paint on her corpse, Frankie knows that unraveling Eleanor's life is the only way to find the murderer before he claims another victim . . . or finishes the fate Frankie only just managed to escape.

Engrossing, complex, and atmospheric, Olivia Kiernan's debut novel will leave readers breathless.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781524742614 (1524742619)
Publisher: Dutton
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Celticlady's Reading Room
Celticlady's Reading Room rated it
4.0 Too Close to Breathe
The Irish are fantastic storytellers, and Olivia Kiernan proves that she is going to be one of the best. Too Close to Breathe is the first in the Frankie Sheehan mystery/thriller series and debut novel for her. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan who four months earlier, was almost kil...
charlottelynn
charlottelynn rated it
WOW... This is a debut book by Olivia Kiernan. DCS Frankie Sheehan has a lot going on. She is working on solving a string of crimes while also dealing with a crime that happen against her. There is no doubt the crime against her left her with many issues to deal with but working is helping her get o...
ladyofthelake
ladyofthelake rated it
3.5 "Zu nah": Überraschender Thriller mit kleinen Schwächen
Nichts ist wie es scheint: Sowohl die Opfer als auch die Verdächtigen in einem Serienmordfall in Dublin verbergen dunkle Geheimnisse. Deswegen erwarten Detective Frankie Sheehan immer wieder Rückschläge, Verwirrungen und Überraschungen bei ihren Ermittlungen. „Zu nah“ von Olivia Kiernan ist ein wirk...
Momma Says to Read
Momma Says to Read rated it
3.0 Too Close to Breathe
Too Close to Breathe is dark, gritty, and at times, deeply disturbing. The story takes us on a chilling journey through the world of BDSM, abuse, self-harm, and the dark web. The hunt for the killer did draw me in and kept me reading to see how it would all play out, but the drawback for me was a la...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
4.0 Advanced Book Review: Too Close to Breathe
Summary: In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope.Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months ago, Frankie's pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn't keen on inves...
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