Say Nothing--A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Say Nothing--A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Keefe is riveting. It’s the true story of the murder of Jean McConville in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the height of the troubles in1972. It’s a clear synthesis of the IRA’s historic role, the politics of the time, all merged with the personal and horrifying questions her family endured for decades before learning the terrible truth when her bones are found. The heartbreak and waste of a guerilla war that snared innocent and guilty alike are brought to life in these pages. The McConville case is the jumping off point for a precise, magnificently told history of a terrible conflict. It’s the outstanding narrative nonfiction work of the year so far. (Non-Fiction)