Lisa Alber evokes a world in which ancient tradition collides with modern village life in Kilmoon, her acclaimed debut novel. She captures the moodiness of the Irish landscape in a character-driven mystery that explores family secrets betrayal, and vengeance.
Californian Merrit Chase travels to Ireland to meet her father, a celebrated matchmaker, in hopes that she can mend her troubled past. Instead, her arrival triggers a rising tide of violence, and Merrit finds herself both suspect and victim, accomplice and pawn, in a manipulative game that began thirty years previously. When she discovers that the matchmaker’s treacherous past is at the heart of the chaos, she must decide how far she will go to get what she wants.
The reviews have been glowing.
“Brooding, gothic overtones haunt Lisa Alber’s polished, atmospheric debut. Romance, mysticism, and the verdant Irish countryside all contribute to making Kilmoon a marvelous, suspenseful read.” —Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Through the Evil Days.
“This first in Alber’s new County Clare Mystery series is utterly poetic … The author’s prose and lush descriptions of the Irish countryside nicely complement this dark, broody and very intricate mystery.” —RT Book Reviews (four stars)
“In her moody debut, Alber skillfully uses many shades of gray to draw complex characters who discover how cruel love can be.” —Kirkus Reviews.
Please join Lisa for her book launch party at O’Connor’s Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 4. The celebration includes music, book signing, cake, and an Irish goody basket giveaway.