In the tiny village of Ballygorm, Ireland, a successful, young, family man, Lewis Tighe, is found hanging in a local farmer’s barn, a suicide. Only Father Regan, the village priest a fan of TV “Detective- Bourbon-repeats”, notices clues and has hunches that lead him to question the local police and medical doctor’s conclusion. As he takes on his own “undercover investigation,” asking questions and interviewing town characters who are in his congregation, or at least under his “flock,” he detects undercurrents of a conspiracy, the likes of which no one ever expected in the tiny village of Ballygorm.
Until the ending which elicits in the reader the feeling of, “Oh no, is he going to make it?”, this page turner is action-filled and has a cliff hanger at the end of almost every chapter. The character of Father Regan, the down-to-earth priest, is drawn excellently,and since he makes mistakes as he goes, the reader cares about him even more because he (the reader) would have done exactly the same thing!
This novel/mystery is about the stories of people in a small village who never dreamed the village had a big time story of its own.
I ,for one, want a sequel. Father Ryan is a good sleuth and human enough for the reader to want to follow him again as he solves yet another mystery.