The Murder Rule
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan is the gripping new stand-alone thriller by the author of the Cormac Reilly series. When young law student Hannah manipulates her way into joining the Innocence Project – a not-for-profit organisation that works to overturn wrongful convictions – it soon becomes clear that her motives are far from pure. Rather than helping a man on death row, she is determined to undermine the case, with the hope that he will never again experience freedom.
Shifting between Hannah’s story in the present day and her mother’s story in 1994, The Murder Rule is filled with twists and turns that build suspense until the very end, while also raising questions about the legal system, moral compromise and the lengths people will go to in the pursuit of justice.
Despite her questionable motives and behaviour, Hannah is a complex, conflicted and ultimately compelling protagonist. And what she discovers will challenge everything she thinks she knew about her mother’s past and her connection to the man on death row. It’s recommended clearing your schedule before starting to read The Murder Rule because once you pick it up, you won’t want to put it down.