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Path Into Darkness (County Clare Mystery #3)

Lisa Alber


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By the author of Whispers in the Mist, heralded by Library Journal as a first-rate crime novel, comes this haunting tale of family secrets, madness, and healing in small-town Ireland

Lisfenora is known across the British Isles for its yearly matchmaking festival. But a local man' murder and the grim discovery in his home have cast a somber mood over the town. Detective Sergeant Danny Ahern tries to make sense of the chaotic scene while struggling to set aside moral conflicts and grief for his comatose wife. Within days, he's plunged into even darker terrain when the investigation leads him on a collision course with the Tate family: troubled Nathan, who conceals secrets within ghastly secrets, and beautiful Zoe, the daughter Nathan abandoned years ago.

In this dark, compelling mystery (Booklist), one man is propelled toward a tragic downfall while the other struggles to walk the narrow path between life and death.


An atmospheric story of Ireland, filled with myth and darkness...Fans of Erin Hart's dark Irish crime novels should welcome this series.--Library Journal (starred review)

A dark, compelling mystery with numerous plot twists and well-drawn characters interwoven with an involving portrait of life in a small insular Irish village.--Booklist

A haunting tale rife with gruesome murders and secrets, Path into Darkness shines.--Foreword Reviews

Lyrical, tense, and haunting...the story propels the reader to a conclusion that is heartbreaking, human, and hopeful.--Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author of Garden of Lamentations

Each strand in this terrific novel is absorbing enough to carry books on its own, yet Alber effortlessly weaves them into a breathtaking ensemble.--Catriona McPherson, Agatha Award-winning author of Quiet Neighbors

Midnight Ink, 9780738750576, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2017

About the Author

Lisa Alber (Oregon), recipient of a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, contributed a short story on invitation to Two of the Deadliest (HarperCollins) alongside such notables as Laura Lippman, Dana Stabenow, and Patricia Smiley. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she won a Walden Fellowship for writing. Lisa is an active member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Kilmoon, the first in the County Clare Mystery series, was a Rosebud Award finalist for best debut novel.