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Too Close to Breathe

Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan
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Apr 03, 2018 | 304 Pages
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Praise for Olivia Kiernan and Too Close to Breathe

“Dublin makes a formidable background for a tense police procedural that introduces a strong heroine in Too Close to Breathe. Irish author Olivia Kiernan imbues Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan with intelligence and unusual sleuthing skills in the exciting debutKiernan’s insights into Frankie’s emotional and physical recovery are skillfully woven into the plot…While the serial killer is often overused, Kiernan finds a unique twist to this trope, where Dublin’s streets and neighborhoods receive a fresh view. Too Close to Breathe excels with realistic characters, from Frankie and her police colleagues to the surprising villain.” —Associated Press

“Olivia Kiernan pulls no punches in the tense, atmospheric Too Close to Breathe … In a setup that’s equal parts Fiona Barton and Gillian Flynn… A crime thriller extraordinaire.” –Providence Journal

“As much a procedural as a character study of coming to terms with one’s own capacity for perseverance in the face of tragedy, this will hopefully not be the last time readers encounter Kiernan’s tough heroine.”—Kirkus Reviews 


“[A] sure-footed, perfectly constructed mystery… One cannot read Too Close to Breathe without wishing and hoping for much more, and sooner rather than later.” —Booklist

“Olivia Kiernan is a formidable storyteller. She is a welcome voice in the world of crime fiction. The plot of Too Close to Breathe is tight and the story moves in an intricate way that makes it captivating and thrilling. The characters are meticulously crafted and will remain stuck in your memory for some time. Too Close to Breathe is an assured debut.” —Washington Book Review

“One can only hope that this is the first of many to feature Kiernan’s strong heroine.” —CrimeReads.com

“Mesmerizing. Olivia Kiernan carefully unspools a complex riddle of murder, betrayal, and secret lives, layering on the menace even as she builds her tough-as-nails chief detective for the climatic finale. Clever plot. Brilliant characters. Everything you need in a great thriller.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner 

Too Close to Breathe welcomes a thrilling new voice to crime fiction.  Taut and gritty, smart and dark, and with a brilliantly crafted detective in Frankie Sheehan, Olivia Kieran plots twists and turns that will keep you in knots to the very end.”—New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein  

“Kiernan’s debut offers gruesome crimes, inventive twists, and a well-drawn female detective. It’s an interesting choice introducing a character with a lot of backstory, and Kiernan handles it well, balancing both storylines with aplomb. Readers will enjoy finding out more about Frankie’s past at the same time they are meeting her in the present, and they will be waiting for more.”—Booklist

“Solid debut…likeable characters, strong pacing, and the appealing Dublin locale bode well for any sequel.”—Publishers Weekly

“A really slick, dynamic-paced police procedural, very much in the vein of Tana French. A proper page-turner, lovely, accomplished writing.”—Internationally bestselling author Jo Spain
 
Too Close To Breathe is a fearless, fast-paced debut which drops you into the world of Dublin detective Frankie Sheehan—who is a perfect mix of frailty, ferocity, and guts. Add to this flashes of deft, dark humor and a compelling city setting and you have a must for fans of Irish crime fiction. Olivia Kiernan is a writer you’ll read with your breath held.”—Jess Kidd, author of Himself and others
 
“Gritty, cynical, and haunting, this is crime writing of the highest order and the product of a darkly fascinating mind. First class.”—Internationally bestselling author David Mark
 
Too Close To Breathe is the kind of police procedural we haven’t seen for a long time; a female cop with a traumatic past racing about the mean streets of Dublin, a hanged victim with a strange clue and a dark secret…Olivia Kiernan has brought the serial killer thriller back with a vengeance.”—Award-winning author Christopher Fowler
 
“Olivia Kiernan is a fabulous new voice on the crime-writing scene. Absorbing, touching and scary, this is a treat of a read.”—Internationally bestselling author Lesley Thomson

“Disorderly, dangerous and above all, driven, Frankie Sheehan is the kind of true-to-life protagonist I love.”—William Shaw, author of The Birdwatcher

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