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Too Close to Breathe

(2018)
(The first book in the Dublin Crime Bureau series)
A novel by

 
 
'Truly first class. Just knock-out' C. J Tudor, author of The Chalk Man

Polished. Professional. Perfect. Dead.

When Dr Eleanor Costello is found hanging in her immaculate home, something about the scene doesn't add up.

DCS Frankie Sheehan, a trained profiler, is handed the case and immediately spots foul play. What at first looks like an open and shut case of suicide quickly starts to fall apart.

Then Amy Keegan, a young woman from Frankie's home town, is found dead. As details of her personal life emerge, a sinister link to Eleanor is uncovered. Who were these two women behind their ordinary exteriors? Where is Eleanor's husband, missing these last three weeks? And why can't Frankie shake the feeling that these murders are connected to a previous case?

As Frankie strives to paint a picture of the killer, and their victims, she starts to sense they are part of a larger, darker canvas, on which the lines between the two begin to blur.

Olivia Kiernan's debut is a bold, brilliant thriller that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless.

'Fantastic . . . Compelling, chilling and brilliant' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
'A hard-boiled take on Tana French . . . a talent to watch' Irish Times

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Too Close To Breathe welcomes a thrilling new voice to crime fiction. Taut and gritty, smart and dark, and with a brilliantly crafted detective in Frankie Sheehan, Olivia Kiernan plots twists and turns that will keep you in knots to the very end." - Linda Fairstein

"Too Close To Breathe is the kind of police procedural we haven't seen for a long time; a female cop with a traumatic past racing about the mean streets of Dublin, a hanged victim with a strange clue and a dark secret . . . Olivia Kiernan has brought the serial killer thriller back with a vengeance." - Christopher Fowler

"Mesmerizing . . . murder, betrayal, and secret lives . . . Everything you need in a great thriller." - Lisa Gardner

"A writer you will read with your breath held." - Jess Kidd

"Gritty, cynical and haunting, this is crime writing of the highest order and the product of a darkly fascinating mind. First class." - David Mark

"Disorderly, dangerous and above all, driven, Frankie Sheehan is the kind of true-to-life protagonist I love." - William Shaw

"Really slick . . . A proper page-turner." - Jo Spain

"Olivia Kiernan is a fabulous new voice on the crime-writing scene. Absorbing, touching and scary, this is a treat of a read." - Lesley Thomson


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Used availability for Olivia Kiernan's Too Close to Breathe

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Too Close to Breathe: A heart-stopping crime thriller (Frankie Sheehan 1)
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
ISBN: 1-78648-986-4 / 978-1-78648-986-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Too Close to Breathe: A Novel
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
ISBN: 1-5247-4261-9 / 978-1-5247-4261-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Too Close to Breathe: A Novel
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
ISBN: 1-5247-4263-5 / 978-1-5247-4263-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Too Close to Breathe: A heart-stopping crime thriller (Frankie Sheehan 1)
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
ISBN: 1-78648-988-0 / 978-1-78648-988-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Too Close to Breathe: A heart-stopping thriller, new for 2018 (Frankie Sheehan)
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
ISBN: 1-78648-987-2 / 978-1-78648-987-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Too Close to Breathe
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Too Close to Breathe
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Too Close to Breathe
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Too Close to Breathe: A Novel
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Too Close to Breathe: A Novel
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Too Close to Breathe: A heart-stopping crime thriller (Frankie Sheehan 1)
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Too Close to Breathe: A Novel
Author(s): Olivia Kiernan
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA