Jo Spain has worked as a journalist and a party advisor on the economy in the Irish parliament. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and went on to be a top-ten bestseller in Ireland. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.
Fiendishly clever . . . and a big fat twist is lobbed into the ending like a hand grenade - Irish Sunday Independent on With Our BlessingBrilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparkling new talent - Irish Examiner on With Our BlessingSpain's vivid thriller explores the dark secrets of Ireland's past that are a real-life situation haunting so many people within Irish society today - Irish Country Living on With Our BlessingIn a very strong year for Irish crime-fiction debuts, Jo Spain's With Our Blessing is among the most assured . . . With Our Blessing picks at the scabs of recent Irish history to reveal raw and gaping wounds - Declan Burke, Irish Times on With Our BlessingJo Spain's vivid thriller explores the dark secrets from Ireland's past that continue to haunt Irish society today - Martin Sixsmith on With Our BlessingTakes the traditional "country house mystery" and gives it an Irish twist. Atmospheric and compelling - Sinead Crowley on With Our Blessing