Those we left behind

by Neville, Stuart, 1972-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 13 copies
Available (12)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Brookline Mysteries FICTION Neville
Location  CLP - Brookline
Collection  Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION Neville
CLP - East Liberty Mysteries FICTION Neville
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION Neville
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Neville
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Neville
CLP - Squirrel Hill Mysteries FICTION Neville
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION Neville
Clairton Public Library Fiction F NEVI
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F NEVI
Monroeville Public Library Mystery NEVILLE Stuart
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Mystery
Call Number  NEVILLE Stuart
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction NEVILLE Stuart
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  NEVILLE Stuart
Northland Public Library Mystery FIC NEVILLE MYS
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Mystery
Penn Hills Library Fiction NEV
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  NEV
Pleasant Hills Public Library Adult Fiction Fic Neville
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Adult Fiction
Call Number  Fic Neville
Robinson Library Fiction FIC NEVILLE
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC NEVILLE
Whitehall Public Library Fiction Collection FIC Neville
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FIC Neville
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
Brentwood Library Fiction ON HOLDSHELF
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Fiction
Blood has always been thicker than water for two Northern Irish brothers caught in the Belfast foster system, but a debt of past violence will be paid by not just them, but also by those they left behind.

Ciaran Devine, who made Belfast headlines seven years ago as the "schoolboy killer," is about to walk free. At the age of twelve, he confessed to the brutal murder of his foster father; his testimony mitigated the sentence of his older brother, Thomas, who was also found at the crime scene, covered in blood. But DCI Serena Flanagan, the only officer who could convince a young, frightened Ciaran to speak, has silently harbored doubts about his confession all this time.

Ciaran's release means several things: a long-anticipated reunion with Thomas, who still wields a dangerous influence over his younger brother; the call-to-action of a man bent on revenge for his father's death; and major trouble for Ciaran's assigned probation officer. Meanwhile, Serena Flanagan has just returned to the force from her battle with breast cancer, only to endure the pitying looks of her coworkers and a mountain of open case files. She will soon discover that even closed cases can unleash terror on the streets of Belfast.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "At age 12, Ciaran Devine confessed to bludgeoning to death his foster father, but Belfast Detective Sergeant Serena Flanagan didn't believe him. She thought that Thomas, Ciaran's older brother, committed the murder and convinced Ciaran to take the blame. Now, seven years later, Ciaran is released, and probation officer Paula Cunningham must oversee his reentry into society. But the dead man's biological son, who also believes the timorous Ciaran to be innocent, has become obsessed and erratic. Serena, who has just returned to work following surgery for breast cancer, still remains convinced Ciaran is innocent, prompting a clash with her superior, who accepted Ciaran's confession. Further tragedy is imminent. Neville (The Final Silence, 2014) always develops richly complex characters, and Serena, Paula, and the Devines certainly qualify. But Belfast itself, full of violence and tragedy, is also a primary character in his novels. This time, however, Neville devotes most of his attention to a surprisingly compassionate juvenile justice system. Those We Left Behind is psychologically astute, but many of Neville's fans may find themselves looking forward to the next deep dive into gritty, dangerous Belfast.--Gaughan, Thomas Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "At the start of this searing, deeply affecting psychological thriller set in Belfast from Edgar-finalist Neville (Ratlines), 19-year-old Ciaran Devine (aka the schoolboy killer) is released from prison after serving seven years for the murder of his foster father, David Rolston. Det. Chief Insp. Serena Flanagan always believed that Ciaran, then 12, confessed in order to protect his two-year-older brother, Thomas, who was convicted as an accessory and alleged that their foster father sexually abused Ciaran. Try as she might, Serena couldn't break Thomas's powerful hold on Ciaran. Now Thomas is also free, and Serena hopes she can put the case behind her once and for all. Meanwhile, Paula Cunningham, Ciaran's probation officer, is concerned with the media's rabid obsession with her new charge, as well as Ciaran's utter devotion to Thomas. Lurking on the sidelines is Daniel Rolston, David's biological son, who is set on revenge, certain that the wrong Devine brother confessed. Paula and Serena are soon comparing notes as violence escalates around the brothers and secrets from the past come to light. Neville demonstrates once again that he's a literary force to be reckoned with. Agent: Nat Sobel, Sobel Weber Associates. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series DCI Serena Flanagan
#1 - Those we left behind
#2 - So say the fallen
Subjects Women detectives -- Ireland -- Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York City, NY :2015
Language English
Description 359 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781616956363
Other Classic View