Spotlight – Before the Storm by Jack Byrne

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Hello Everyone!

Today I’m shining the spotlight on Before the Storm by Jack Byrne as part of the blog tour hosted by The Write Reads! Thank you to the team for providing me with the materials for this spotlight. If you’re interested, you can check out my spotlight for the first book in this series, Under the Bridge here.

Book Details

Title: Before the Storm

Author: Jack Byrne

Genre:  Historical Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Age Category: Adult

Length: 314 pages

Published: May 18, 2023

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Historian Vinny Connolly tries to escape the bitter memories of his childhood in a tough neighbourhood. But a secret from the past, involving a pocket watch, an old man’s death, and childhood friends, threatens to unravel his present. 

When one of those friends, Sammo, dies in mysterious circumstances, Vinny, his wife Helen, and his ex-partner Anne McCarthy race against time to uncover the truth. 

A hit and run incident, text messages, and a murdered pet, all warn Vinny away from the investigation. A series of letters hold the key to Sammo’s life, and the secret to unlock the mystery of his death. Facing unexpected obstacles and police opposition Anne tries to overcome an accidental death verdict.

 Set against the backdrop of a post-Brexit UK, this is a gripping tale of immigration, friendship, the power of secrets to shape our lives, and the value of resistance to authority.


I was born and raised in Speke Liverpool, (Paul McCartney lived in the street behind us for a while) although my parents first lived ‘Under The Bridge’ in Garston, and all my family goes back to Wicklow in Ireland.

The Liverpool Mystery Series will be four novels. Under The Bridge is the first. I am writing Fire Next time now, and The Wicklow Boys will follow next year. You can find The One Road prequel a collection of short stories here on Amazon.

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