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Cruel Winter Audiobook

Cruel Winter: A County Cork Mystery

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Snow is a rarity in Maura Donovan's small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn't sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan's pub. But now she's stranded in a bar full of patrons - and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder.

Maura's been in Ireland less than a year and hasn't heard about the decades-old unsolved crime that took place nearby, let alone the infamous suspect, Diane Caldwell. But the locals have, and they're not happy to be trapped with her. Diane, meanwhile, seeks to set the record straight, asserting her innocence after all this time. And since no one is going anywhere in the storm, Maura encourages Diane to share her side of the story, which she'd never had a chance to do in court.

Over the next few hours, the informal court in Sullivan's reviews the facts and theories about the case - and comes to some surprising conclusions. But is it enough to convince the police to take a new look at an old case?

A clever spin on the classic locked-room mystery, Cruel Winter, the fifth in New York Times best-selling author Sheila Connolly's series, will delight fans of the Emerald Isle.

©2017 Sheila Connolly (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    sonia woodbridge, va, United States 03-16-17
    sonia woodbridge, va, United States 03-16-17 Member Since 2016

    We are now proud parents of a daughter and a wonderful son-in-law! He is also a child of The U. S. Navy, bonded over military time:)!

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    "She's a great storyteller."

    Ms. Connolly has Irish Blarney in her blood, being of Irish descent just confirms it The Irish are Master Storytellers.
    All of her stories in this series are low key, slow to develop and the finally, though once again low key, is very satisfying.
    Maura Donovan can be very naive, a bit to preachy and self righteous but it is all done out of love of heritage, her employees and above all justice.
    If you have enjoyed the previous books in this series, you won't be disappointed.
    I do love her resourcefulness in tackling her obstacles. I've been married for 30+ years but prior to that I had quite a few obstacles of my own as a long time single woman. I like how she determines what her problem is and does the best she can do with what she has.
    Now, what I wish for Maura Donovan:
    MAKE UP YOUR MIND ABOUT MICK OR SEAN ALREADY!!!!
    She's can be such a dreary sad sack, a pessimist and an all around downer. I would like to see her character evolve more. Yes I know it's only been 9 months but give her some freaking joy in her life already.
    SPOILER ALERT!!!
    For those of you looking for more joy and romance in Maura Donovan's life, you will be very disappointed.
    BUT IT IS STILL A FIVE STAR STORY AND MS. RUBINATE AND MS. CONNOLLY ARE A MAGNIFICENT TEAM❣

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    Amazon Customer Kingsport, TN 03-28-17
    Amazon Customer Kingsport, TN 03-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable Addition"

    This is another enjoyable addition to this interesting series. The story, characterization and narration are very good and worth a listen.

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    M. Gibson 03-26-17
    M. Gibson 03-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    I really enjoy this series. The characters are interesting. Sheila Connolly makes Ireland enchanting despite the struggles of survival.

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    Casey NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA, United States 03-22-17
    Casey NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA, United States 03-22-17 Member Since 2011
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    "I love this series!"

    I have waited for the release of this new book but am sad I have already finished it. wonderful setting and plots, it made me Google Leep and the area. I wish I could visit the area. Please hurry with the next episode.

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