Murder on the Peninsula by David Pearson

Murder on the beach, kidnap on the moor. DI Maureen Lyons investigates.

It is with a certain trepidation that the local garda approach a car stuck out on Ballyconneely Beach gradually becoming swamped by the rising tide. And the police’s worst fears are confirmed when they find it contains the body of a young woman.

When the post-mortem indicates the death was the result of foul play, the girl’s family is interviewed and her room searched. After the discovery of a USB stick that appears to be evidence of corruption within the Council’s planning department, the investigation begins to centre on an architectural firm.

Whether or not the killer is feeling the heat, another girl is abducted. The race is now on to track down the felon. But he actually seems to want the police to find him, as he taunts DI Maureen Lyons with information.

Heading out on her own, desperate to find the missing girl, Lyons is in serious danger. But what is it about her past that has led her to be singled out in this way? And when she goes off the radar, how will her partner, Mick Hays, respond to her disappearance?

MURDER ON THE PENINSULA is a cat-and-mouse thriller, full of mysterious twists. It’s certainly a page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

This book is the eighth mystery featuring detectives Lyons and Hays, set on the west coast of Ireland. It will appeal to fans of crime fiction, and all readers who like a good book.