The eagerly awaited follow-up to ‘The Cat Trap’ and ‘No Curtain Call’ has finally arrived. THE TARA BONES, the 8th crime fiction novel featuring Emma Boylan comes out July 2012, published by Robert Hale London.
The Plot. Over the past two decades several young women from the Leinster area have gone missing, the circumstances mysterious.
One of the biggest police investigations ever mounted in the state has failed to locate any of the women.
The Tara Bones holds up a mirror to the real-life scenario described above.
When a number of young women go missing, investigative journalist Emma Boylan is given an assignment to delve into their backgrounds and explore the circumstances surrounding their disappearances. An article written by her focuses on the release of a sex offender into the community and unintentionally incites a vigilante-style protest in his neighbourhood.
Emma is accused of irresponsible journalism and roundly condemned by the forces of law and order. Undeterred, and with single minded determination, she unearths a series of terrifying findings, discoveries that in turn expose her to a fate similar to those she seeks to investigate.
In THE TARA BONES, readers are offered an insight into the lives of the victims and those shadowy characters hovering menacingly in the background. The reader is taken on a voyage of unexpected twists and turns, exposed to the abuse meted out to the ‘missing women’ until finally, in a startling nail biting denouement, the mystery is resolved.
Along the way, the plot involves itself with, among other things:
The abuse of children in state-run institutions.
The reparation commission set up to compensate victims.
The release of sex offenders into the community, and
The controversy surrounding the Tara bypass.
Available from 31st July, it can be ordered from
Forgive me if I include a little praise received for previous books
‘Excellent … KT McCaffrey maintains the suspense throughout, and casts a cold eye on the gloss of modern Ireland.’ Irish Independent
‘A welcome addition to the ranks of superior crime writers.’ The Observer
‘Absolutely fantastic … I had never heard of KT McCaffrey before but I am now a definite fan of both him and his brilliant writing.’ Verbal Magazine
‘A well plotted book with strong momentum and an engaging heroine.’ Daily Telegraph
‘A really good read, this thriller gripped my attention from page one and held it till the end … The pace is fast and the tension is constant throughout.’ Books Ireland
‘KT McCaffrey writes like a dream: Elegant and witty, but with a heart of coldest steel.’ Ken Bruen