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The Lost Traveller

A County Cork Mystery, Book 7
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Series: County Cork Mystery, Book 7
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)

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Boston expat Maura Donovan came to Ireland to honor her grandmother's last wish, but she never expected to stay in provincial County Cork - much less to inherit a house and a pub, Sullivan's, in the small village of Leap. After a yearlong struggle to stay in the black, Sullivan's is finally thriving, and Maura has even brought back traditional Irish music to the pub. With a crop of new friends and a budding relationship with handsome Mick Nolan, Maura's life seems rosier than ever - but even in Ireland, you can't always trust your luck.   

It begins with Maura's discovery of a body in the ravine behind the pub. And then the Irish gardai reveal that the victim's face has been battered beyond recognition. Who is the faceless victim? Who wanted him dead? And why was his body dumped in the backyard of Sullivan's Pub? 

Even after the dead man is finally given a name, nobody admits to knowing him. In the tight-knit world of Leap, no one is talking - and now, it's up to Maura to uncover the dark secrets that lurk beneath the seemingly quiet town.   

Laced with warm Irish charm, a delightful small-town setting, and a colorful cast of characters, New York Times best-selling author Sheila Connolly's seventh County Cork mystery, The Lost Traveller, conspires to delight.

©2019 Sheila Connolly (P)2019 Tantor

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THE LOST TRAVELLER wins you over!

Sheila Connolly has another winner in THE LOST TRAVELLER. Continuing the County Cork saga with old friends and new, she weaves a tale of mystery and intrigue with a dash of Irish flair. I hope the wait for the next book is a very short one!!

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great next addition

sheila's characters are funny and relatable. this book is no exception. I come from a small town so her characters where nothing is a secret is so relatable for me.

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A Limerick is not always funny

Good as usual, but it doesn't grab and hold your interest as do her other books. The story appears to be put together like a pie. In that the idea is good and the filling starts out fairly well, but it starts falling apart when the top of the pie is being put on. It begins to tear. It's patched. It tears some more. It's finally 'fixed' with a 'lick n' a promise' then the leftover 'scraps of dough' are tossed inside and as part of the crust with the remaining as 'pub' decorations!

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So enjoyable!

I really enjoyed this mystery. It didn’t follow the standard format of waiting until the last chapter or two to pull off the big reveal. It was more complicated, and I don’t want to give out spoilers, but it has a very satisfying ending. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series. And Amy Rubinstein is a fantastic reader and really brings the characters to life.

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Loved this series

Would love to have more of the County Cork Mysteries. The characters are wonderfully portrayed.

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Excellent book.

The narrator is the best. I will be looking for books by this author and this narrator. Great characters and plot!

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  • Beatrice
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I like this series but Maura gets on my nerves. business and house drops into her hands and she complains about learning how to run everything.

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awful

We have listened to all seven of this series
they haven't been great but good enough for a diversion
there have been seven murders in those books over 14 months of book time in a postage stamp village and we are told it is a quiet place where nothing ever happens
Maura seems to be less aware of relationships, cooking, purchasing basic things and how people live than a ten year old
this book was terrible the continuous repeating of the plot by Maura adds nothing to the story but adds pages to the book
this has been a regular problem in past books but seemed to be the only thing hanging this book together
the final resolution of the story only holds together if you have been drinking and live on another planet
i think this is a problem of needing to meet a contract by a deadline without a good story to tell

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