56 Days

Written by Catherine Ryan Howard

From Blackstone Publishing:

*A New York Times Pick of the Best Thrillers of 2021

*A Washington Post Pick of the 10 Best Thrillers for 2021

”Bloody good.” –The New York Times

”Timely, surprising, emotionally alive, this is about as good as suspense fiction gets.” –Washington Post

No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead.


Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores.


When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who — and what — he really is.


Detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to discover a decomposing body inside.

Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created an opportunity for someone to commit the perfect crime?