Jean McConville was taken from her Belfast home one night in December 1972. Her bones were found on a beach three decades later.
In this book, American journalist Patrick Radden Keefe tells the story of her killing, the backdrop of the Troubles and the hunt for the truth about what happened. The book is based on transcripts of interviews with IRA personnel and on many interviews that Radden Keefe carried out himself. It is history told as thriller, vivid, pacy and engaging, but it asks hard questions about how a society falls into war and how it can recover.
"This year's most gripping non-fiction title" (Entertainment Weekly)
Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2019. A New York Times Bestseller.
Join Global Book Club Plymouth to discuss this story of conflict and its aftermath.
The event is free to attend and will be delivered online. Email Sue Kay (email@example.com) for joining instructions.
An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by the University of Plymouth.