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Book Review of Buried In a Bog (County Cork, Bk 1)

Buried In a Bog (County Cork, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 2

This is a new author and series for me. Thank heaven I had Scandal in Skibbereen on the shelf, because I had to start it RIGHT NOW!! I also have a few of her orchard series, so I'll probably marathon read through all the books I have on the shelf.

Loved Buried in a Bog. Maura Donovan, our heroine, travels to Leap, Ireland to fulfill the wish of her late grandmother. Maura is 25 years old, and has never been out of the Boston area before this trip. She and her grandmother had very little in material possessions, and Maura would never have been able to afford the trip if she hadn't found the money envelope that her grandmother had left for her. She figures she'll make the trip and then decide what she wants to do with her life.

After she got to Ireland, she got caught up in a multiple murder mystery, with one killing dating back about 50 years, and the other happening shortly after her arrival. She finds herself stalked and suspects that it may be the killer, even though she can't figure out why he/she would want her dead too.

I loved the descriptions of the Irish countryside and the village, and got caught up in Maura's discoveries of both the people that had known her Gran and others who were so very helpful to an American stranger.

The author did a great job of keeping me in the dark when it came to the identities and reasons of both murders/killers, and I'm obviously looking forward to continue the adventures with Maura.

Great book!