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    Not my favorite

    This is a new to me author. While I didn't love this story, I didn't exactly hate it either. It was just meh. I could not get into the story at all so I kept putting it down to read other books. It just wasn't my cup of tea. This will not be a series that I continue. Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own.
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    good story, really liked the background/setting

    I’ve wanted to try the County Cork series by Sheila Connolly for a while, so I was happy to receive an ARC of this title, Fatal Roots, in exchange for an honest review – my thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. I was a little worried that it might be confusing to start with the eighth and most recent title in the series, but Connolly does a good job of sneaking in the backstory in bits and pieces, without just reciting it. Although a few details were missing (how did Maura start getting involved with Mick???), enough background was provided so I could get a sense of the situation and enjoy the current mystery. Still, I suspect I might have enjoyed this a bit more if I had read some of the earlier titles. I tend to be fond of archeological mysteries, so I was happy to see a bit of archeology in this book, although I was also, in fact, a bit disappointed when at one point Maura says that she’s sort of bored with the “fairy fort” that is featured early in the story. In the end though, both the murder and its solution were more recent – rooted in the decades old (but not archeologically old) strains and tensions of Ireland’s religious and cultural clashes. And there are also close ties to Maura’s own family history, both in the present, with the arrival of her previously-estranged mother and previously-unmet half-sister, and in the past - but telling that part would be a spoiler! Overall, the story was a bit slow to develop, but since I also liked the descriptions of Ireland and Maura’s village (and fairy forts!) a lot, I didn’t really mind. In the end, I enjoyed Fatal Roots enough to start keeping an eye out for some of the earlier titles in the series. Thanks again to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. And also please keep in mind that I try to fight “star-inflation” a little bit. I reserve 5 stars for a very few of my most favorite books, ones I’m likely to read and reread time-and-again, and 4 stars is a great rating from me.
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    Well done

    Ireland, cold-case, family-dynamics, friendship The characters are fascinating, the countryside is beautiful, the family issues are a bit confounding, and the murder is a cold case. When Maura came to Ireland about a year ago after the death of her grandmother she found that she had inherited a pub and a cottage. Now she finds that she also has fields with faerie rings and a half sister to sort out. Oh, and a body on her property buried sometime in the 1960s. Very interesting story! I requested and received a free ebook copy from Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
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