Book Review: The Confessional Killings (DI Gallway Investigates Book 1) by D R Baileycategories: Book, Gritty Crime, Catholic Church, Ireland, Irish, Murder, Detective, Garda, Abuse, Priest, Mystery, Killer, Crime Fiction
D. R. Baileyabout this book: Confessional Killings is the first of a gritty crime series set in a small town in the South of Ireland. Readers who enjoy crime fiction, with a touch of humour and a good murder or two, will like this book. Detective Inspector Gallway and his motley crew of Garda are also thrown into tackling some of the hard issues and controversies surrounding the Roman Catholic Church. There is plenty of spice and bit of romance also thrown into the mix.
I've always loved a good crime story and this book combines all the elements I personally enjoy in a book, and I hope readers will too. Once I had the first scene down, the rest followed quickly and before I knew it characters and events were rapidly cascading onto the pages. I hope readers will grow to love my people as I have and rest assured that many of them will be returning in next books in the series.
The book does contain adult themes, just to be aware.
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Fantastic Read - I Want MoreIn this fast-paced crime detective novel by D.R Bailey, DI Gallway guides you through the crime investigation with his likely side kick Conor. I love the relationships DI Gallway forms with his fellow Garda, his love of food, his love of cats, his love for a local lady in Ballys Ruth.
I love the humor, the wit, the love, the religious scenes, Brogan's gruffness, yet respect he has for Seamus. Then there is Liam, who really doesn't think things through. He makes hasty decisions, mainly swayed by his loins, that that impact on not only his life, but others. You feel an empathy for him, as you do with the naughty Miss Diana.
It is obvious whilst going deeper into the story that this writer has a really affinity for his characters, especially the murderer, his love interest and his colleagues. It makes you soften to them and it had me rooting for Seamus to get together with his lady friend.
Author D.R.Bailey has a knack for making all these people vivid and interesting. I could read a whole novel about any of them. The plot edges close to spiraling into unbelievability near the end, but the strength of the writing and the characters keeps it together and the reader very involved. This was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it to any avid Crime Detective Reader. I want to read more. [by Patty]
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