Today I'm reviewing Buried in a Bog (County Cork Mystery #1) by Sheila Connolly.
Summary from GoodReads: Honoring the wish of her late grandmother, Maura Donovan visits the small Irish village where her Gran was born—though she never expected to get bogged down in a murder mystery. Nor had she planned to take a job in one of the local pubs, but she finds herself excited to get to know the people who knew her Gran.
In the pub, she’s swamped with drink orders as everyone in town gathers to talk about the recent discovery of a nearly one-hundred-year-old body in a nearby bog. When Maura realizes she may know something about the dead man—and that the body’s connected to another, more recent, death—she fears she’s about to become mired in a homicide investigation. After she discovers the death is connected to another from almost a century earlier, Maura has a sinking feeling she may really be getting in over her head...
Review after the jump!
Review: I enjoyed this book, but I will say that for me I had a hard time getting into the story. At first there was no problem. I was interested in Mara’s journey and enjoyed learning about the motivations behind her trip to Ireland, but then it seemed to lag. It did pick up the pace towards the end though and I’m curious to see if the next book in the series gets better.
Verdict: An okay start to a new series. Buried in a Bog has interesting characters and a beautiful location, but it suffers from pacing.