Out of Kindness
by J.A. Walsh
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Pub Date 23 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 17 Apr 2021
Sunbury Press, Inc., Milford House Press
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.