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Kingston Libraries Virtual Book Group

Kingston Libraries Virtual Book Group is a brand new program delivered online!

The purpose of this book group is to provide book lovers with a space to discuss a diverse range of books at a time and place convenient to them. Each month we will announce a new book, and all you need to do is read the book and join the discussion!

To join Kingston Libraries Virtual Book Group:

  • Click on the below button to Visit Kingston Libraries Virtual Book Group on Facebook;
  • Click on the Join Group button.

Once you have requested to join the group, a library staff member will soon review and approve your request.

Please note: If you have not already, you will be required to sign into Facebook.

March Book

The Rúin
by Dervla McTiernan

Blurb: A family secret is about to be exposed…

Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead.

Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart? As he navigates his way through police politics and the ghosts of the past, Detective Reilly uncovers shocking secrets and finds himself questioning who among his colleagues he can trust.

What really did happen in that house where he first met Maude and Jack? The Rúin draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can't - or won't.

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General Information and Conditions of Participation

This book group is moderated by Kingston Libraries staff. Rules for being a member are simple:

  • Please keep the tone of the conversation respectful at all times and the language family-friendly;
  • Kingston Libraries reserve the right to bar anyone who doesn't adhere to these guidelines.

All books will be downloadable from our BorrowBox eBook and eAudiobook collections. A new title will be posted at the beginning of each month and you will be able to borrow the book for 21 days.