Monday, March 17, 2014

Deadly Intent by Anna Sweeney

It started with an unconscious woman and ended with murder...

Severn House and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 1st and is the beginning of a new series.

The story was translated from Gaelic and is set in Ireland.  Nessa and her family let rooms in their house to vacationers and other visitors.  When the woman recovers, her husband accuses one of the visitors of assaulting her.  

Nessa is alone most of this story because her husband is attending to a dying aunt in another country.  She's upset and confused by some of the accusations (including one against her husband) and she sees the police following paths that don't lead to the right conclusions.  Her problem is that she's busy with the business and her children and it's hard to have time to think, much less investigate.

There's adultery, rape, gun running, drugs and more in this tale.  The murdered man's past caught up to him but it takes a lot of plodding down the trail to find the answer.  I'll be surprised if you find the murderer before it's disclosed in the book.  Why not give it a try and see?

Happy reading.

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