Sheila Connolly – Fatal Roots


Some secrets are too big to stay buried.

A few months ago, Boston expat Maura Donovan was reunited with her mother after more than 20 years of absence. Since then, Maura has been getting accustomed to Irish living, complete with an inherited house and a pub named Sullivans. But now, her mother has returned – and shes brought Mauras half-sister in tow. To make matters more confusing, a handful of Cork University students are knocking on Mauras door, asking about a mystical fairy fort that happens to be located on Mauras piece of land.

The lore indicates that messing with the fort can cause bad luck, and most everyone is telling Maura not to get too involved for fear of its powers, but Maura is curious about her own land, and she definitely doesnt buy into the superstition. Then one of the students disappears after a day of scoping out the fort on Mauras property.

Maura treads carefully, asking the folks around town who might have an idea, but no one wants anything to do with these forts. She has to take matters into her own hand – its her land, after all. But when she uncovers a decades-old corpse buried in the center of the fort, nothing is for certain.

Author: Sheila Connolly
Narrator: Amy Rubinate
Duration: 6 hours 29 minutes
Released: 20 Jul 2001
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Language: English

User Review:

manor molecular

I love these books, I really do. However, this millennial is the worst, she hates computers, she hates cell phones, she cannot learn how to cook, run a business or a relationship, after a year? The continual replay of facts and constant self reflection, yet this woman knows nothing about herself? She is supposed to be in her mid-twenties and has no ambition to move forward. Ok, she came from Boston she had nothing, but now she has a year of having a lot and is still whining about being an outsider and not knowing anything. If there is a next book and this character cannot develop past her 15 year old sisters maturity level and learn some things, become a little more savvy then I think I will be done too.