When DS Cormac Reilly’s girlfriend Emma stumbles across the victim of a hit and run early one morning, he is first on the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. The dead girl is carrying an ID, that of Carline Darcy, heir apparent to Darcy Therapeutics, Ireland’s most successful pharmaceutical company. Darcy Therapeutics has a finger in every pie, from sponsoring university research facilities to funding political parties to philanthropy – it has funded Emma’s own ground-breaking research. The investigation into Carline’s death promises to be high profile and high pressure.
As Cormac investigates, evidence mounts that the death is linked to a Darcy laboratory and, increasingly, to Emma herself. Cormac is sure she couldn’t be involved, but how well does he really know her? After all, this isn’t the first time Emma’s been accused of murder...
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I am new to girly book
Club. I joined last week.
On Goodreads it says this is book 2 in the series. Do I have to read the first book before I read the scholar?
Hi Carol, you can but it’s a stand alone novel – just includes some of the same characters! But you can read them either way.
Thank you for the reply
Hi! I’m a newbie, this one will be my first. Silly question but I’ve never been to Cherry Reds, how do we know how to find everyone once inside?
Hey, we’ll all be in the room upstairs. Just speak to the bar staff when you come in and they’ll point you in the right direction
Thank you so much for asking…that’s exactly what I was going to ask – and now I don’t have to. And I’m also a newby to the group.