Too Close to Breathe, by Olivia Kiernan

Too Close to Breathe, by Olivia Kiernan

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In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope. 

Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide, but the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint.

Eleanor’s husband, Peter, is unreachable, missing. A search of the couple’s home reveals only two signs of personality: a much-loved book on art and a laptop with access to the Dark Web. 

With the suspect pool growing, the carefully crafted profile of the victim crumbling with each new lead, and mysterious calls to Frankie’s phone implying that the killer is closer than anyone would like, all Frankie knows is that Eleanor guarded her secrets as closely in life as she does in death. 

“Olivia Kiernan is a formidable storyteller...The plot of Too Close to Breathe is tight and the story moves in an intricate way that makes it captivating and thrilling. The characters are meticulously crafted and will remain stuck in your memory for some time.” - Washington Book Review

“[A] sure-footed, perfectly constructed mystery.” - Booklist