The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway


We are thrilled to share that The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway is our August pick for the HIF Book Of the Month!

A gripping and unforgettable crime thriller from the New York Times bestselling author. The Last Crossing is not only a riveting story about loss, and guilt in a fractured society it is also an important work. It captures Northern Ireland like nothing else. Beautifully written and lingers long in the memory. Moving and powerful, this is an important book.

Read on to find out more, to get your copy, and to enjoy your free sample of The Last Crossing…

“Poetic, human and gripping…reminded me of Bernard McLaverty’s early work. Yes, it’s that good”
Ian Rankin

About the book:

The Last Crossing is a brilliant excavation of the recent past. McGilloway’s book begins with as frightening and visceral a scene as in any Scorsese movie and explores the aftermath in only the way a great author can. It’s just a two-hour car ride on the ferry from Scotland to Ireland, but during the Troubles it was a journey from 20th-century civilisation into the heart of darkness.

Tony, Hugh and Karen thought they’d seen the last of each other thirty years ago. Half a lifetime has passed and memories have been buried. But when they are asked to reunite – to lay ghosts to rest for the good of the future – they all have their own reasons to agree. As they take the ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland the past is brought in to terrible focus – some things are impossible to leave behind.

In The Last Crossing memory is unreliable, truth shifts and slips and the lingering legacy of the Troubles threatens the present once again.

About the author:

Brian McGilloway is the author of eleven crime novels including the Ben Devlin mysteries and the Lucy Black series, the first of which, Little Girl Lost, became a New York Times and UK No.1 bestseller. In addition to being shortlisted for a CWA Dagger and the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, he is a past recipient of the Ulster University McCrea Literary Award and won the BBC Tony Doyle Award for his screenplay, Little Emperors.

He currently teaches in Strabane, where he lives with his wife and four children.