My Thoughts

This book is a combination of suspense and mystery.

The main character, Maggie, is stubborn and kick butt at the same time, and I loved it!  It has been over two decades since her cousin, Erin, went missing in Ireland.  Back then Maggie could only do so much, know so much.  Fast forward to present day and she is an experienced detective in the states heading back to Ireland when a piece of Erin’s clothing is found, and another women has gone missing.  This would be the fourth women to go missing.  Is there a serial killer on the loose?

The chapters alternate between 1993 when Erin first went missing, and 2016 present day.  It was interesting to me to see how different police procedures had changed between the years.  Police procedures have always been fascinating to me!  The main Gardaí, Irish Police, on the case in 1993, Roly, was still on the case present day.  I liked the relationship Maggie had with him, and although Roly couldn’t tell her everything, he let her in on a lot.

Desperate to help find the missing woman and learn more about her cousins case, Maggie is ecstatic when she is asked by the missing woman’s parents to help.  With all the information at the tips of her fingers, can she solve the case?

Everyone is a suspect, but when Erin’s killer was revealed I was shook!  Thankfully we get the background story and are able to read about the days leading up to her death.

This is book #1 in the series, and I can not wait to see what Maggie is up to next!

Thank you Minotaur Books for sending this one my way!

Book Rating: 4.5

Wine Pairing:  Irish Whiskey would be a good pairing for this, but because I do wine we will go with a nice Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells

 

Goodreads Synopsis

Twenty-three years ago, Maggie D’arcy’s family received a call from the Dublin police. Her cousin Erin has been missing for several days. Maggie herself spent weeks in Ireland, trying to track Erin’s movements, working beside the police. But it was to no avail: no trace of her was ever found.

The experience inspired Maggie to become a cop. Now, back on Long Island, more than 20 years have passed. Maggie is a detective and a divorced mother of a teenager. When the Gardaí call to say that Erin’s scarf has been found and another young woman has gone missing, Maggie returns to Ireland, awakening all the complicated feelings from the first trip. The despair and frustration of not knowing what happened to Erin. Her attraction to Erin’s coworker, now a professor, who never fully explained their relationship. And her determination to solve the case, once and for all.