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Many a Twist
County Cork #6
Sheila Connolly

Crooked Lane
January 9, 2018/ ISBN 978-1-68331-453-0

Reviewed by  Laura Hinds

Maura Donovan is feeling settled in her new home in the village of Leap, in Ireland. She inherited a pub named Sullivan's and is still learning the ropes, making friends, and evaluating how to make the business profitable.

Maura doesn't know her mother. Her mother abandoned her back in Boston, and Maura was raised by her grandmother. When her mother shows up at Sullivan's, having taken a job with a firm who recently purchased the historical Crann More hotel, near Skibbereen, Maura isn't sure what to make of her.

Then, her mother Helen's boss dies under mysterious circumstances and Helen becomes a person of interest to the local police. Maura doesn't want to believe her mother could be a cold-blooded killer, and as she sets out to investigate, long-hidden secrets come to light, and these secrets aren't limited to Sheila's own family.

When you have a small village setting, you'd think that everyone would know each other's family history, but as Sheila Connolly cleverly proves, that there are more skeletons in closets than open secrets.

This is such a good series! While I haven't read every book yet, I intend to set aside a weekend and go back and read each and every one, and in fact, re-read those I have. Many a Twist does indeed have enough twists and turns to keep even the most veteran of mystery readers guessing. I found it hard to put the book down, and recommend that when you get your copy (and you must!) you settle down with a cup of tea, something sweet, and enough time to read as long as your heart desires.

Five Shamrocks for a wonderful Irish mystery!

Other Reviews of this series:

Buried in a Bog #1
Scandal in Skibbereen #2
An Early Wake #3
A Turn for the Bad (no review) #4
Cruel Winter #5
Many a Twist #6

Reviewers Note: Sheila Connolly is the author of several different mystery series

Reviewed 2017