First Lines: My mother singing. That's one thing I remember.
Twenty-three years ago, Maggie D'arcy's family received a call from the Dublin police. Her beloved cousin Erin had been missing for several days. Maggie spent weeks in Ireland trying to find her; her cousin's disappearance was what inspired her to become a detective on the Long Island police force. Now she is a divorced mother of a teenager, but when the Gardaí call to tell her that Erin's scarf has been found and another young woman is missing, Maggie returns to Ireland. She is determined to solve the case, once and for all.
The Irish setting of Sarah Stewart Taylor's The Mountains Wild is wonderful, but although I did enjoy the setting and the main character of strong, determined Maggie D'arcy, that's about all that I did enjoy.
The story needed tightening, and the plot didn't hold any real surprises for me. Due to something Erin did as a small child, I couldn't even drum up much sympathy for her or the desire to have her found. All in all, my response was decidedly lackluster, but your mileage may certainly vary.
The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor
Minotaur Books © 2020
eBook, 416 pages
Thriller, #1 Maggie D'arcy mystery
Source: Net Galley