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Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday 56 #19


This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56 

 Rules:
 
 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it
 
Haunted Ground (Nora Gavin, #1)
 
Summary:
 
A dazzling debut -- already an international publishing sensation -- combining forensics, history, archaeology, and suspense.
Introducing Erin Hart, who brings the beauty, poignancy, mystery, and romance of the Irish countryside to her richly nuanced first novel.

When farmers cutting turf in a peat bog make a grisly discovery -- the perfectly preserved severed head of a young woman with long red hair -- Irish archaeologist Cormac Maguire and American pathologist Nora Gavin team up in a case that will open old wounds.

Peat bogs prevent decay, so the decapitated young woman could have been buried for two decades, two centuries, or even much longer. Who is she? When was she killed? The extraordinary find leads to even more disturbing puzzles. The red-haired girl is clearly a case for the archaeologists, not the police. Still, her tale may have shocking ties to the present, and Cormac and Nora must use cutting-edge techniques to preserve ancient evidence.

And the red-haired girl is not the only enigma in this remote corner of Galway. Two years earlier, Mina Osborne, the local landowner's Indian-born wife, went for a walk with her young son and never returned. Did Mina simply decide to disappear, or did mother and child become lost in the treacherous bog? Could they, too, be hidden in its depths, only to be discovered centuries from now? Or did the landowner, Hugh Osborne, murder his family, as some villagers suspect?

Bracklyn House, Osborne's stately home, holds many secrets for Nora and Cormac and policeman Garrett Devaney. But time is running out. Devaney's superiors want him off the Osborne case. Now. He wants to stay and find a killer.

Meticulouslycrafted and resonating with traditional music and folklore, "Haunted Ground" celebrates Ireland's turbulent history, revealing the eternal, subliminal connections between past and present in a riveting novel that heralds the arrival of a bright new crime-writing star.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 328 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date: April 29th 2003 by Scribner Book Company            
 
My 56:
 
Although Devaney himself hadn't been injured, he'd been placed on mandatory medical leave for the duration of the inquiry into the crash. He wasn't charged, but when his medical leave was up he was told his choices were Loughrea or leaving the guards altogether.
 
 
What's Your Friday 56?
 
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4 comments:

  1. Ooh, this sounds good! Are you enjoying it?

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  2. Wonder what the back-story is... poor guy.

    Happy Easter!

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  3. Ooooh, I remember reading it when it was released, I loved it !

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  4. I haven't heard of this but the blurb and snippet are intriguing.

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