A gripping search for a parent lost to the wind

Crime: The Orphans, Annemarie Neary, Hutchinson, hdbk, 340 pages, €16.99

Annemarie Neary: an artful ending

Darragh McManus

Born in Northern Ireland and now resident in London, Annemarie Neary's second crime novel follows hot on the heels of her debut, last year's well-received Sirens. She's also won awards for short fiction, and it's not difficult to see why: Neary is a fine prose writer and The Orphans is a very well-written book - markedly so for this genre.