By Benjamin Black
The inimitable Quirke returns in one other spellbinding crime novel, during which a tender woman's doubtful suicide units off a brand new string of dangers and deceptions
Two years have handed because the occasions of the bestselling Christine Falls, and masses has replaced for Quirke, the irascible, previously hard-drinking Dublin pathologist. His cherished Sarah is useless, his surrogate father lies in a convent health facility paralyzed by means of a devastating stroke, and Phoebe, Quirke's long-denied daughter, has grown more and more withdrawn and isolated.
With a lot to remorse from his final inquisitive foray, Quirke should understand greater than to permit his interest get the simplest of him. but while a nearly forgotten acquaintance involves him approximately his attractive younger wife's obvious suicide, Quirke's "old itch to chop into the fast of items, to delve into the darkish of what was once hidden" is roused back. As he starts off to probe additional into the shadowy situations of Deirdre Hunt's dying, he discovers many stuff that will greater have remained hidden, in addition to grave possibility to those
Haunting, masterfully written, and totally enthralling in its nuance, The Silver Swan absolutely lives as much as the promise of Christine Falls and firmly establishes Benjamin Black (a.k.a. John Banville) one of the maximum of crime writers.