The Taggert family was an interesting lot, and the murders and family mystery were intriguing. If he had ignored it, he may not be in the legal predicament he was put in by his uncle nor the danger it was causing the entire family both in Ireland and the United States. Altho This is the first book I have read in this series. Not in the sense of taking anything away from the storyline but more in character development and connection. In the case of The Trust, that task involves solving a crime, a murder, and our hero, private investigator Liam Taggart, is perforce right in the middle of everything and it's a most uncomfortable place to be.
If you like a good mystery while also learning about the history of a region, this book is for you. Most menacingly, does the killer now have his sights on other family members? As his investigation draws Liam further and further into the past he has abandoned, he realizes he is forced to reopen doors long ago shut and locked. You love a good murder mystery. Balson revisits the violence of Northern Ireland in the 1970s. Liam Taggart left his family in Ireland on bad terms sixteen years ago. When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Northern Ireland for the funeral—a home he left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family, never to look back.
His life was comfortable now. It seems that Uncle Fergus anticipated his death, and has been murdered. You love a good murder mystery. Balson crafts a compelling tale. I have read all but one of this series, and this was by far my favorite.
I truly enjoyed the book and found it difficult to put down. To further complicate things, the Taggert family was getting threats and notes indicating payback time. Sure, dear, never-mind that there's a killer out there. And even when he goes into action mode he's reckless and acts like an amateur. Being away from Ireland for 16 years had not eased the feelings a few of Liam Taggert's cousins had for him. Turns out, his uncle was murdered and some of the family want his help finding the killer. None of the other family members are allowed to know the contents of the trust, which causes much friction.
Liam finds himself in the position of executor of his Uncle's trust. Did Fergus know, but refuse to name, his killer? Balson, the international bestselling author of Once We Were Brothers, finds private investigator Liam Taggart returning to his childhood home for an uncle's funeral, only to discover his death might not have been natural. As his investigation draws Liam farther and farther into the past he has abandoned, he realizes he is forced to reopen doors long ago shut and locked. He decides to return to made amends. Understanding that the differences between the nationalists and the loyalists was mostly based on religion and the separation from Britain made we realize that the world never learns from the past. A new look at an old story, and it will stay with you long after you have finished it. When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Northern Ireland for the funeral—a home he left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family, never to look back.
He himself has been appointed the executor of his Uncle's trust, a trust that cannot be dispensed to the heirs, until the murder is solved. This was my first Liam and Catherine book. Balson, Liam and Catherine come to the aid of an old friend and are drawn into a property dispute in Tuscany that unearths. I did figure out the whodunnit pretty early in the book, but the story developed so well, it didn't matter to me one bit. Liam Taggart a private investigator receives the news his uncle has died and gets called away to attend the funeral.
It simply wouldn't happen there. He did an excellent job in staying true to the historical facts. It mentions in the letter if the cause of his death is suspicious or the result of a homicide, then the person responsible must be identified and brought to justice before his estate is distributed. The trustee named is Liam Taggart. Additionally, I found that the storyline seemed to move slowly.
Highly recommended for all readers. Money was also a strong motivator. Did Fergus know, but refuse to name, his killer? I went back and forth guessing the suspect so many times I thought I would get dizzy. Therefore, I struggled to stay emotionally invested in this book. Liam works methodically through the suspects The question in this mystery is less who is the murderer than why the victim was murdered. Did his Uncle know he was going to be murdered? Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart A private investigator and a lawyer look into the tragic and devastating pasts of their clients to solve their present mysteries in international bestselling author Ronald H. I did figure out who the bad guys were before the book ended but it still didn't spoil anything.