Dervla McTiernan’s debut novel, The Rúin, is a critically-acclaimed international bestseller, which has been published in the US, the UK and Ireland. It was shortlisted in two categories for the 2018 Irish Book Awards, longlisted for the Indie Awards, shortlisted in the Australian Book Industry Awards and was named on the Amazon US Best Book of the Year list 2018.
Born in County Cork, Ireland, to a family of seven, McTiernan studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Law Society of Ireland, and practiced as a lawyer for 12 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, she now writes full-time.