“Pearlized” is a must-read masterpiece of fiction that is character-driven, full of mystery and thrills. As a boy, Oisín Murphy discovers a shiny pearl in a pool of blood beside the numeral twelve on the frozen bay behind his home. Breaking the ice, Oisín finds himself drowning in the freezing darkness below. This harrowing experience also falls on the day of his mother’s unsolved disappearance. For a long time, Oisín has believed that the Pearl Point Murderer killed his mother. Despite his claims, both the authorities and his peers refuse to accept what he witnessed as a child.
Almost two decades later, as the world faces a pandemic, Oisín’s inner demons resurface because of his isolated routine. The past catches up with him on October 13th as a sinister birthday card summons him to confront the terrifying day on the bay. He weighs his passion for justice for his mother against his pursuit of a meaningful life and love.
An ominous twist of events that covers both the east and west coast ensnares Oisín’s closest friends, leading to a climax that you won’t see coming.