When Aisling Conroy’s boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the Police tell her it was suicide.  A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget- until Jack’s sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it.

Cormac Reilly is a detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly ‘accidental’ overdose twenty years ago – the overdose of Jack and Maude’s drug and alcohol addled mother.   Detective Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers a piece of evidence which will change everything….

This unsettling small-town noir draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland, where corruption, desperation and crime run rife. A gritty look at trust and betrayal where the written law isn’t the only one, The Ruin asks who will protect you when the authorities can’t – or won’t.