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Author Dervla McTiernan returns with a new thriller, The Murder Rule

Author Dervla McTiernan returns with a new thriller, The Murder Rule

Award winning and number one bestselling author Dervla McTiernan is releasing a new standalone thriller this year called The Murder Rule.

The Murder Rule is inspired by the true story of a young law student who worked at the Innocence Project and went on to uncover evidence which exonerated a man who had been imprisoned for 26 years.

This novel follows Hannah Rokeby who from the outside appears to be a law student working tirelessly to help free an innocent man from death row. But she in fact has secret information about the man’s past, and she will stop at nothing to make sure he stays in prison.  

Author Dervla McTiernan has established herself as one of the leading writers in crime fiction. Her books have garnered critical and commercial international success and sold over 400 000 copies across Australia and New Zealand.

McTiernan’s novels include, The Rúin, which was an international bestseller and won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, her second novel,The Scholar, reached the Top 5 in the Nielsen Bookscan upon its release in 2019, and her third, The Good Turn, reached number one upon release.