Book Review: ‘A Distant Grave: A Maggie D’arcy Mystery’ By Sarah Stewart Taylor

Book two of in the Maggie D’arcy series finds the Long Island Detective ready to go to Ireland with her daughter Lily to see Conor (her boyfriend) and his son, they leave in a few days. But first a man has been found dead on a Long Island beach, shot in the head and with marks on his back. They soon follow his movements and learn he’s Irish and with Maggie going there, she can investigate further. When there Maggie learns that a man there has been murdered, the solicitor to the man who was killed in Long Island. As the investigations in both country ramped up, more and more clues and potential suspects come to light including one that hits close to home for Maggie and her department. And someone doesn’t want this investigation to go on and makes moves to stop it, including a shocking death and Maggie’s life in danger from the crazed killed.

This is a solid follow-up to the first book in the series, with more character development for the main characters and the two main settings of Long Island and Ireland work perfectly here. A solid mystery with twists and turns to keep the reader engaged to the very end.

You can pick up A Distant Grave in stores on Tuesday, June 22nd from Minotaur Books.

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