I Shot the Devil

Ruth McIver

07-09-24

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07-09-24

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Thrillers

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“This is a stunner of a debut thriller.” Irish Independent

Winner of the 2018 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers

FIVE WENT INTO THE WOODS. TWO NEVER CAME BACK.

Erin Sloane was sixteen when high school senior Andre Villiers was murdered by his friends.

They were her friends, too, led by the intense, charismatic Ricky Hell. Five people went into West Cypress Woods the night Andre was murdered. Only three came out.

Ativan, alcohol, and distance had dimmed Erin’s memories of that time. But nearly twenty years later, an aging father will bring her home. Now a journalist, she is asked to write a story about the Southport Three and the thrill-kill murder that electrified the country. Erin’s investigation propels her closer and closer to a terrifying truth. And closer and closer to danger.

An unforgettable story of murder, trauma, and childhoods lost, I Shot the Devil is a taut, prize-winning debut novel from an electrifying new talent.

Praise

“This is a stunner of a debut thriller.” Irish Independent

“One of the freshest debuts to come along in a long time. A tense, irresistible thriller shot through with moments of unnerving darkness. A clever, compelling read.” Dervla McTiernan, #1 bestselling author of The Ruin, The Scholar, and The Good Turn

“This book reminds me of the first time I read Mystic River by Dennis Lehane. It’s THAT good.” Steve Cavanagh

“An incredible thriller that kept me up reading. Intense. Wickedly smart. A stunning debut from a gifted author.” Adrian McKinty, bestselling author of The Chain

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Language English
Release Day Jul 8, 2024
Release Date July 9, 2024
Release Date Machine 1720483200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author Bio
Ruth McIver

Ruth McIver is a Dublin-born Western Australian and NYC writer currently based in Melbourne. In 2019, she completed her PhD in the field of true-crime-inspired fiction with Curtin University. Her first novel, Nothing Gold, was runner-up in the inaugural Banjo Prize (2018) and was one of seven novels selected to be pitched at Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival (2014). Ruth’s self-published novel-in-verse, The Sunset Club (2014), was highly commended in the Anne Elder category by the FAW (Fellowship of Australian Writers). I Shot the Devil won the 2018 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.

Overview

Winner of the 2018 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers

FIVE WENT INTO THE WOODS. TWO NEVER CAME BACK.

Erin Sloane was sixteen when high school senior Andre Villiers was murdered by his friends.

They were her friends, too, led by the intense, charismatic Ricky Hell. Five people went into West Cypress Woods the night Andre was murdered. Only three came out.

Ativan, alcohol, and distance had dimmed Erin’s memories of that time. But nearly twenty years later, an aging father will bring her home. Now a journalist, she is asked to write a story about the Southport Three and the thrill-kill murder that electrified the country. Erin’s investigation propels her closer and closer to a terrifying truth. And closer and closer to danger.

An unforgettable story of murder, trauma, and childhoods lost, I Shot the Devil is a taut, prize-winning debut novel from an electrifying new talent.