April in SpainJohn Banville
A young Irish woman, Phoebe Quirke, receives a phone call from her father. He is convinced that while on holiday in San Sebastian, he has caught a glimpse of Phoebe’s best friend, April, long after she was presumed to have been murdered by her brother. After talking to April’s Uncle Bill, who is a government minister, Phoebe decides to join her father in Spain, accompanied by Detective Inspector St John Strafford, to find out whether her friend is indeed still alive. At that same time, the hitman Terry Tice is urged to travel to San Sebastian to find April. An Irish intrigue that comes to a conclusion in Spain. A precisely written, thrilling novel concerning the arrogance of power in Ireland in the 1950s.