The second Irish cozy mystery, set in County Mayo, for the fiercely independent, inquisitive, hates to be disconnected from her cell phone, amateur sleuth Star O’Brien. A successful American information broker, she’s back in Ireland, in Cong, County Mayo, chasing down a mysterious woman named Evelyn Cosgrove who may or may not have information about Star’s mother, who’s been missing since Star was six years old.
As if Star’s life isn’t complicated enough, she discovers a female corpse while walking through Cong woods. Star finds herself travelling back and forth from Castlebar to Cong to figure out the motivation behind the victim’s murder. Although skeptical of the police, Star determines to talk to them about what and who she saw the night the woman was murdered.
There are ghost sightings, mysterious break-ins, and a creepy encounter as Star tries to put all the pieces together. But not before there’s another victim. Star doesn’t accept the police’s conclusion for one minute. She vows to find the truth which she does in a riveting confrontation with the killer.
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Introducing the Star O’Brien cozy mystery series set in County Mayo Ireland. A successful American information broker who can’t solve the mysteries of her own life. Star comes to Clare Island in County Mayo, Ireland to settle her dead lover’s estate and look for her Irish mother, who’s been missing since Star was six years old. As if everything wasn’t complicated enough already, a body is discovered while Star is there.
It seems like a closed case involving a drug addict who wandered too close to the edge of Clare’s famously treacherous cliffs. But Star isn’t so sure. She didn’t believe it when the police dismissed her mother’s disappearance as “abandonment”—and she finds herself unable to believe the stories she’s hearing now about the dead young man.
Star must separate fact from fiction in the testimonies of those who were closest to the victim. This includes the head of an anti-drug foundation, a volatile ex, a besotted young art student, and a restorer of the island’s ruins. Before long, her investigation becomes the catalyst for a second murder, and she must work fast to avoid becoming victim number three. As she meticulously uncovers the truth, the fiercely independent Star O’Brien must also own up to her own past while deciding on her future with a charming new confidante.