Catherine Kirwan grew up on a farm in the parish of Fews, County Waterford. She studied law at UCC and lives in Cork where she works as a solicitor. Darkest Truth is her first novel. Like Catherine Kirwan, the protagonist of her first novel, Darkest Truth, is a solicitor working in Cork. This crime novel focuses on the investigation of the mysterious death of a young woman, linking back to the most famous film director in Ireland.