The Book of Killowen

Posted March 6, 2015 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

The Book of Killowen Book Cover The Book of Killowen
Nora Gavin #4
Erin Hart

An ancient volume of philosophical heresy provides a motive for murder in this haunting, lyrical novel of forensics, archaeology, and history--the fourth in an acclaimed suspense series. What sort of book is worth a man's life? After a year away from working in the field, archaeologist Cormac Maguire and pathologist Nora Gavin are back in the bogs, investigating a ninth-century body found buried in the trunk of a car. They discover that the ancient corpse is not alone--pinned beneath it is the body of Benedict Kavanagh, missing for mere months and familiar to television viewers as a philosopher who enjoyed destroying his opponents in debate. Both men were viciously murdered, but centuries apart--so how did they end up buried together in the bog?

While on the case, Cormac and Nora lodge at Killowen, a nearby artists' colony, organic farm, and sanctuary for eccentric souls. Digging deeper into the older crime, they become entangled in high-stakes intrigue encompassing Kavanagh's death while surrounded by suspects in his ghastly murder. It seems that everyone at Killowen has some secret to protect.

Set in modern-day Ireland, "The Book of Killowen" reveals a new twist on the power of language--and on the eternal mysteries of good and evil.

This book was simply brilliant. I am still reeling from the creativity of Author Erin Hart. The way she intertwined the ancient history with modern Ireland was truly enthralling. The use of archeology to help solve the mystery was almost as much fun as the mystery itself. I don’t think I could have enjoyed this book more.

Nora & Cormac are dynamic characters dripping with intelligence and charisma. I will happily read any book starring these two. I was instantly attracted to them and found them easy to relate to. Neither is pushover, rather they complement one another beautifully. Adding to the mystique is a group of eccentric artists, each with their own secrets.

Resist the urge to purchase a ticket to Ireland after reading this book! It is incredibly descriptive. I felt like I was sitting on the rolling green hills as I read. Beyond that, this book taught me a great deal about Ireland’s history. It was fascinating. I was just as wrapped up in the mystery as I was with the times gone by.

Like I said, this book was brilliant. It was a roller-coaster ride at its finest and even brought me to tears at the end.

5 Stars for The Book of Killowen and pair it with pint of Guinness.

Purchase link – The Book of Killowen (Maguire)

More books from Erin Hart
Haunted Ground: A Novel (Nora Gavin Book 1)
Lake of Sorrows: A Novel (Nora Gavin Book 2)
False Mermaid (Nora Gavin Book 3)
The Book of Killowen (Nora Gavin 4)
Die Frau im Moor.
Kalte Umarmung


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