Dervla McTiernan’s debut novel, The Rúin, is a critically acclaimed international bestseller which has been published in the US, the UK, and Ireland with other territories to follow in 2019. The Rúin was shortlisted in two categories for the 2018 Irish Book Awards, and was named on the Amazon US Best Book of the Year list 2018. Dervla was born in County Cork, Ireland, to a family of seven. She studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Law Society of Ireland, and practised as a lawyer for twelve years. Following the global financial crisis, she moved with her family to Western Australia, where she now lives with her husband and two children. An avid fan of crime and detective novels from childhood, Dervla now writes full-time.