The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan

The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2)

When DS Cormac Reilly’s girlfriend Emma stumbles across the victim of a hit and run early one morning, he is first on the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. The dead girl is carrying an ID, that of Carline Darcy, heir apparent to Darcy Therapeutics, Ireland’s most successful pharmaceutical company. Darcy Therapeutics has a finger in every pie, from sponsoring university research facilities to funding polit...

Details The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2)

TitleThe Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2)
Release DateMar 7th, 2019
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime, Cultural, Ireland, Thriller

Reviews The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2)

  • Kylie D
    A compelling follow up to The Ruin, The Scholar puts Dervla McTiernan into the upper echelon of crime writers. In this latest offering DS Cormac Reilly's girlfriend, Dr Emma Sweeney, stumbles across the body of a dead girl in the carpark after leaving her university lab late one night. Cormac is the first on the scene and the girl's security ID confirms her to be Carline Darcy, granddaughter of pharmaceutical billionaire John Darcy.All is not as ...
  • Paromjit
    Dervla McTiernan embeds her series featuring DS Cormac Reilly set in Galway, Ireland, with flair here. I loved The Ruin, and this is a brilliant sequel. Reilly is still being shunted into cold cases, but overworked DS Carrie O'Halloran fights his corner as at long last he is assigned current investigations, including the Henderson case, where Rob Henderson planned to wipe out his wife, Lucy and their children. It has been difficult to get Lucy to...
  • Peter
    PerfidiousThe Scholar is Dervla McTiernan’s second book with DS Cormac Reilly, and as a crime writer, she has reinforced her position as one of the best new talents around.Cormac Reilly is an ex-anti-terrorist officer who moved from Dublin to the Galway Gardaí to accommodate his partner, Dr Emma Sweeney, with her new job working with Darcy Therapeutics in a BioTech lab, hosted at the University in Galway (NUIG). Emma previously suffered a horr...
  • Debra
    DS Cormac Reilly receives a phone call from his girlfriend, Emma who is clearly upset. Emma has discovered the body of a young woman in the street while driving home from work. The young woman is carrying the ID of Carline Darcy, who has ties to Darcy Therapeutics, one of Ireland's most successful pharmaceutical companies. This is going to be a high-profile case. No mistakes cannot be made. DS Cormac immediately takes action as he is the first of...
  • PattyMacDotComma
    4★“Money didn’t keep you safe, she’d known that since she was a little girl. Without position, status, power, protection, what was she but just another pretty girl, floating around Cannes or Marbella?”Carline was beautiful, rich, and smart. So smart she was working on her thesis at her grandfather’s renowned laboratory where our Emma was headhunted to work. Emma’s the girlfriend of our Cormac, handsome Detective Sergeant Cormac Reil...
  • Phrynne
    This is an excellent follow up to the author's first book, The Ruin. Cormac is back as our brilliant but long suffering detective. Somehow he always seems to end up in the wrong despite doing everything right. I start to feel a bit sorry for him!The Scholar begins with a hit and run death and the first person on the scene happens to be Emma, Cormac's partner. Cormac, who should know better, takes the case and it is all down hill for him from ther...
  • Diane S ☔
    Second outing for my new favorite Irish series, and just as well done as the first. Cormac is now in Galway, still relegated to cold cases and cold shoulders. All that changes when his love Emily finds a young woman who has been run over and is obviously dead. Cormac will pick up this case, which will almost cost him everything he holds dear.The writing and the storyline are both smooth, almost seem effortless. Cormac and his sense of rightness e...
  • Carolyn
    I'm happy to report that Dervla McTiernan's sequel to The Ruin is just as good! Cormac Reilly is back and this time, after a year in Galway, he's finally been moved off cold cases and allowed to investigate some live cases to take some of the pressure off his colleagues. When Cormac's partner, Emily finds the body of a young woman killed in a hit and run outside the pharmaceutical R&D labs where she works, Cormac finds himself investigating the p...
  • Mackey
    The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan is the second book in a series featuring DS Cormac Reilly. As usual, I had not read the first book (I have now) before beginning this one and did not once feel lost or confused.DS Reilly has been assigned to cold cases until the night his girlfriend frantically calls him. She has found a young woman in the street, the victim of an apparent hit and run. The dead girl is carrying an ID of Carline Darcy, heir apparent...
  • Brenda
    After responding to the call from his partner, Dr Emma Sweeney, DS Cormac Reilly arrived at the scene of the young woman’s body that Emma had stumbled across. The deserted grounds of the university where Emma had been heading to the laboratory seemed a strange place for the unknown young woman to have been. But it was when a security ID was found in her pocket that the case took a sinister turn. Perhaps it wasn’t the simple hit-and-run that i...
  • Kathleen
    Irish-Australian author McTiernan’s 2nd offering featuring DS Cormac Reilly is even better than her first (The Ruin). It is a solid police procedural investigating the death of a hit-and-run. The condition of the body makes initial identification difficult, plus it is none other than Reilly’s partner, Dr. Emma Sweeney, that discovered the mangled woman’s corpse. Despite the possibility of a conflict of interest, Reilly is thrilled to have a...
  • Lee
    This is the second book of McTiernan's series. In the first, The Ruin, we were introduced to Detective Cormac Reilly who'd just transferred from Dublin to Galway where he was met with mostly distrust from his colleagues. In The Scholar he has finally been taken off cold cases and given some current crimes to investigate when Emma, his girlfriend, finds a body of a young girl, a victim of a particularly violent hit and run, near the laboratory whe...
  • Bianca
    Dervla McTiernan's debut novel The Ruin was quite enjoyable, so I jumped at the opportunity to read the follow-up, as I was eager to reacquaint myself with Detective Cormac Reilly. Detective Reilly moved to Galway, as his girlfriend, Emma, pursues a career as a scientist in the prestigious Darcy Therapeutics.When Emma stumbles across a dead girl, while making her way to work, she calls Cormac, who takes on the case as the lead investigator, despi...
  • Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews
    ** Scholar by Dervla McTiernan. (2019). (Cormac Reilly, #2).When Dr Emma stumbles across a hit- and-run victim, she calls her partner Detective Cormac which in turn makes him in charge of the murder scene. An ID card identifies the victim as a gifted student and heir apparent to an Irish pharmaceutical giant. The murder investigation will be high profile and high pressure. But all is no...
  • Liz Barnsley
    I was a huge fan of “The Ruin” so was very much looking forward to reading this, the follow up due in March 2019.Once again this author immediately sucked me into Cormac’s world, the beautifully descriptive sense she brings to both character and place is gorgeously immersive, the challenges faced here different but still utterly compelling.Money talks, the rich are different, in The Scholar this finds Cormac once more fighting a political m...
  • Andrea
    A quick visit to her lab late on a Friday evening results in Dr Emma Sweeney being the first to discover the victim of an apparent hit-and-run in the middle of one of the university campus roads. Shaken, instead of calling emergency services, she calls her partner DS Cormac Reilly. Earlier that same day Superindent Murphy had agreed to shift DS Reilly off the perpetual cold caseload and onto active police work, so Cormac is determined to make thi...
  • Susan
    I enjoyed the first Cormac Reilly novel, “The Ruin,” so was pleased to receive the second in the series for review. Reilly is still side-lined with cold cases, while girlfriend, Emma, continues her research work as a scientist. However, things are about to change for both of them. Cormac’s colleague, Carrie O’Halloran is exhausted and demands her boss drop his attitude towards Cormac, using him to run current cases; meaning that not only ...
  • Roman Clodia
    A wonderfully engrossing read, fluent writing and appealing characters. There are some minor plot holes that jar (view spoiler)[the switched identity plot seems transparent so why does it take the police so long to get it? If Della's brother knows enough to have her password why is he so reticent with the police? If lab security is so tight, how come Carline and Della get away with so much? Given that we're only introduced to one person in the la...
  • Paula
    After The Ruin,which was excellent, this one was a HUGE disappointment. Run of the mill,predictable...Only good thing:fleshed out characters (the police, not the rest,which were stereotypes).Hope its the second book syndrome, but not so sure. After The Ruin,which was excellent, this one was a HUGE disappointment. Run of the mill,predictable...Only good thing:fleshed out characters (the police, not the rest,which were stereotypes).Hope it´s the...
  • Mandy White
    Review to come
  • Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
    Irish born Australian author Dervla McTiernan is the bestselling author of The Ruin. Released last year, The Ruin was wildly successful and in fact was one of the five bestselling Australian crime novels of 2018. A year on, and The Scholar is the second in the series to feature DS Cormac Reilly.Set in 2014 in Ireland, DS Cormac Reilly is still recovering from events in The Ruin, but rushes to the scene of a hit and run when his girlfriend Dr Emma...
  • Jennifer (JC-S)
    ‘I found a body. A girl. Someone’s killed her.’Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly and his partner Emma Sweeney live in Galway, where Emma has obtained a funded position at a prestigious medical research laboratory. The couple first met when Emma was charged with a murder. While Emma was exonerated, the experience has scarred them both. When Emma stumbles across the body of girl, the victim of a hit and run accident, she rings Cormac. He is fi...
  • Heidi
    I really loved Dervla McTiernan’s first book, The Ruin, and was a very happy chappy when I received a copy of The Scholar, number two in the Cormac Reilly series. I am pleased to say that I liked it equally as much, and it was great to see all the characters back again and to get to know them a bit better.In The Scholar, DI Cormac Reilly is finally taken off cold cases and given a caseload of current crimes to solve. However, when one of the ca...
  • Noeleen
    I loved The Ruin, the first book in the Cormac Reilly series. This is the second book in the series and I absolutely loved it! I couldn't put this book down and finished it in two sittings. The characters are so well developed, the plot is tight, well thought out and ideally paced. I thought I had it all figured out towards the end but I didn't! It's great to have another crime fiction series set in Ireland. Irish crime fiction writers, especiall...
  • Natalie M
    I am absolutely hooked! DC Cormac Reilly is one of the most engaging, down-on-his-luck (but the tide is turning) Detectives I’ve had the pleasure of ‘meeting.’ For that is how it feels. The Ruin, introduces Cormac and his girlfriend Emma. In this second instalment she has a far bigger role & the scientific angle works brilliantly.I’m already ‘to-read’ on the yet to be titled third book in the series!
  • Jacki (Julia Flyte)
    This is the second book by Dervla McTiernan, a followup to The Ruin (which you don't need to have read and/or remember well). McTiernan writes great characters and the central mystery is intriguing, albeit full of improbabilities. I really enjoyed it.The story focuses on the body of a young woman found late one night at a university. She has been deliberately and repeatedly run over. Her ID and clothing indicate that she is Carline Darcy, member ...
  • Barbara
    This is the second installation of the Detective Cormac Reilly series. Reilly relocated to Galway from Dublin when his girlfriend Dr. Emma Sweeney moved there for a job in a lab at the University of Galway. The story begins with Emma discovering the victim of a hit and run and the young woman is dead. Because of severe injuries, she cannot be identified. She is carrying an ID for the university lab belonging to another woman so she is initially i...
  • K.
    Trigger warnings: death, murder, domestic violence, probably other stuff that I've forgotten?? I've read like 17 books since I finished this, so......... 4.5 stars.I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series and I was desperately hoping this would give us some answers to the backstory of Cormac and Emma. And thankfully, it delivers in fine form on that front. I was hooked by the mystery here from page 1 and it certainly had plenty of twist...
  • Deborah
    Irish-born Aussie-dwelling Dervla McTiernan's debut novel, The Ruin, was warmly received last year, winning hearts and accolades.Her fans will be happy to know that its sequel, The Scholar, most definitely does not disappoint and we pick up with Irish detective Cormac Reilly where we left off.This case is a particularly interesting one. We briefly meet a 12yr old Carline upon the death of her father and I engaged with her immediately. So it was ...