A beautiful Irish island reveals its ugly secrets in this thriller of the opioid crisis
Sean Casper retired from the Boston Police to get away from murderers. He left Massachusetts to get away from everything else, especially his broken marriage and the pain of his son's fentanyl overdose.
Casper retreats to a seaside cottage on a beautiful Irish island, unaware he is surrounded by ugly secrets. When Casper finds a mutilated lamb ritually displayed in an ancient cemetery, he reads up on the island's only recorded murder and sees a pattern.
One of the island's 600 residents is a serial killer. Someone else is about to die.
His investigation leads to Aoife Walsh, an island native suffering from the same addiction that killed his son. Her best friend was murdered twenty years ago, and she knows who did it. With no authority, but nothing to lose, Casper goes after the killer.
Instead of finding an island refuge, Casper discovers much of Europe's heroin passes through the island's remote coast. And as he gets closer to the truth, he places himself in the crosshairs of the island's drug traffickers, who will do anything to protect their secrets.
Out of Kindness is a thriller about grief and isolation, swirling in the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, on one of the most hauntingly beautiful islands on Earth.
What Others Are Saying
"J.A. Walsh delivers a dark mystery within a moving, atmospheric novel, intertwining the beauty of coastal Ireland with the tumultuous emotions of a former detective coming to terms with tragic loss. Fans of Mankell's Wallander series will love Out of Kindness." — USA Today Bestselling Author Jenifer Ruff
"I started reading Out of Kindness on a rainy day in the mountains and couldn't put it down until the end….Hannibal Lecter would feel right at home." —Landis Wade, author of The Christmas Redemption and host of Charlotte Readers Podcast: Where Authors Give Voice to Their Written Words
"Walsh transports you to the beautiful Irish countryside, then punches you in the gut with a story about pain, loss, and fighting to survive." —Rick Treon, award-winning author of Deep Background and Let the Guilty Pay
Page Count: 211
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Publish Date: March 23, 2021
Imprint: Milford House
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, International Crime, Ireland