I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Irish Inheritance by M.J. Lee
Length: 10 hours and 10 minutes
Genres: Mystery, British
Published by Author Pages: 332
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Lucy Rayner
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June 8, 1921. Ireland. A British Officer is shot dead on a remote hillside south of Dublin. November 22, 2015. United Kingdom. Former police detective, Jayne Sinclair, now working as a genealogical investigator, receives a phone call from an adopted American billionaire asking her to discover the identity of his real father. How are the two events linked? Jayne Sinclair has only three clues to help her: a photocopied birth certificate, a stolen book and an old photograph. And it soon becomes apparent somebody else is on the trail of the mystery. A killer who will stop at nothing to prevent Jayne discovering the secret hidden in the past The Irish Inheritance takes us through the Easter Rising of 1916 and the Irish War of Independence, combining a search for the truth of the past with all the tension of a modern-day thriller. It is the first in a series of novels featuring Jayne Sinclair, genealogical detective.
Here is what I thought
First in the Jane Sinclair genealogical mysteries and though it took me a bit to get into it I really rather enjoyed it. It’s different than your normal mystery series.
Jane Sinclair is an ex-detective, but she can’t seem to give up the thrill of a mystery as now she uses her sleuthing skills to find ancestors for those who are having problems tracking down a family member. In this one an adopted American billionaire finds that as he is getting close to death he would like to know what happened to his father. He only has a few things to help with the search.
The story goes back and forth between the 1900’s Dublin and present day England as Jane starts unraveling the mysteries of the past. We get to see what happened to his father and how things got messed up with the Irish uprising and the bad things that happened, the things the young man had done. Why it was so hard to find any information on him.
The more Jane looks into things it seems that someone doesn’t want her to find out the information. A few times she is nearly killed and has no clue why except for someone doesn’t want her to find out the truth. It just makes her more determined as the cop in her needs to find the ancestors.
I really did like the mystery of it all and finding about about the man who was the old guys father and why things when the way they did. It was interesting finding out who was behind the attempts on her life. At the end she gets a new case and so I can’t wait to see where this one will take me.
Recommend if you like
a good mystery, are into genealogy and love learning about others family history and British reads.
Lucy Raynor does a great job with this mystery. She does great with the pacing and voices.
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