The dazzling, award-winning debut in a series that delivers
mystery, romance, suspense, and fascinating forensic detail.
When farmers cutting turf in an Irish peat bog make a grisly
discovery—the perfectly preserved head of a young woman with long red hair—Irish
archaeologist Cormac Maguire and American pathologist Nora Gavin must use
cutting-edge techniques to preserve ancient evidence. Because the bog’s watery,
acidic environment prevents decay, it’s difficult to tell how long the
red-haired girl has been buried—two years, two centuries, or even much longer.
Who is she? The extraordinary find leads to even more disturbing puzzles. The
red-haired girl is not the only enigma in this remote corner of Galway. Two years
earlier, Mina Osborne, the wife of a local landowner, went for a walk with her
young son and vanished without a trace. Could they, too, be hidden in the bog’s
treacherous depths, only to be discovered centuries from now? Or did Hugh
Osborne murder his family, as some villagers suspect? Bracklyn House, Osborne’s
stately home, holds many secrets, and Nora and Cormac’s inquiries threaten to
expose them all. Download and start listening now!