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Treacherous strand [text (large print)] / Andrea Carter.

By: Carter, Andrea (Barrister) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Carter, Andrea, Inishowen mystery: 2.Publisher: Leicester : F. A. Thorpe, 2017Copyright date: ©2016Edition: Large print edition.Description: 347 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444831375; 1444831372.Subject(s): Women lawyers -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Inishowen Peninsula (Ireland) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Large type books.Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: A woman's body washes up on a remote beach on the Inishowen peninsula. Partially clothed, with a strange tattoo on her thigh, she is identified as Marguerite Etienne, a French woman who has been living in the area. Solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is consumed by guilt; Marguerite was her client. Disturbed by what appears to be chilling local indifference to the death, Ben uncovers the woman's strange past as a member of a French doomsday cult, which she escaped twenty years previously, leaving her baby daughter behind. As Ben pieces together the last few weeks of Marguerite's life in Inishowen, what she discovers causes her to question the fragile nature of her own position in the area, and she finds herself crossing boundaries both personal and professional to unearth local secrets long buried.
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A woman's body washes up on a remote beach on the Inishowen peninsula. Partially clothed, with a strange tattoo on her thigh, she is identified as Marguerite Etienne, a French woman who has been living in the area. Solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is consumed by guilt; Marguerite was her client. Disturbed by what appears to be chilling local indifference to the death, Ben uncovers the woman's strange past as a member of a French doomsday cult, which she escaped twenty years previously, leaving her baby daughter behind. As Ben pieces together the last few weeks of Marguerite's life in Inishowen, what she discovers causes her to question the fragile nature of her own position in the area, and she finds herself crossing boundaries both personal and professional to unearth local secrets long buried.

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Library Journal Review

When Frenchwoman Marguerite -Etienne's body washes up on a remote beach on Ireland's Inishowen peninsula and the death is quickly ruled a suicide, local solicitor Benedicta "Ben" O'Keeffe is convinced otherwise. She had recently drawn up Marguerite's will and should perhaps have done more for the recent transplant to the small town of Glendara. Ignoring police warnings, she forges ahead, uncovering the woman's past in a doomsday cult, a child she left behind, and her fraught relationships with men. Putting herself at risk, Ben can't let go of this lonely and disturbed woman whom she feels she's failed. Of course, in the process she unearths local secrets, threatening her own position-both personally and professionally-in the tiny community. VERDICT This second in Carter's Inishowen series (after Death in Whitewater Church) is hugely entertaining and satisfying, full of Irish legal tidbits and solidly drawn characters in a deliciously remote and picturesque locale. Ben is an intelligent and feisty woman you'd want in your corner. Highly recommended.-Susan Clifford Braun, Bainbridge Island, WA © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

At the start of Carter's melodramatic sequel to 2015's Death at Whitewater Church, solicitor Benedicta "Ben" O'Keefe, who has settled recently in the town of Glendara on Ireland's Inishowen Peninsula, visits a crime scene. The day before, Marguerite Etienne, Ben's yoga teacher, came to the solicitor's office asking Ben to prepare her will. Ben recognized that the woman was nervous, but nevertheless put her off until the next day. Now Marguerite's body has washed ashore in a nearby town. The local police say the death is a suicide, a verdict that Ben refuses to believe. Racked by guilt, she decides to investigate. This takes the form of gossiping with all and sundry and putting herself in danger a time or two. International cults, incest, adultery, blackmail, bullying, overbearing land developers, and Ben's tenuous love life are but a few of the elements that figure in the jumbled plot. Despite the occasional gore and an overabundance of certifiably deranged suspects, this basically gentle mystery will appeal to cozy readers with a fondness for soap opera. Agent: Kerry Glencorse, Susanna Lea Assoc. (Sept.)