Lisa Alber presents Kilmoon: A County Clare Mystery

Multnomah Village's own Lisa Alber celebrates the release of her debut mystery, Kilmoon, with a party at O'Connor's Vault! Cake, snacks, and an Irish Goody Basket Giveaway! And Annie Bloom's will be on hand to sell books.

Desperate to mend her troubled past, Californian Merrit Chase travels to Ireland to meet her father, Liam, a celebrated matchmaker. While tourists gather for the annual matchmaking festival, Merrit battles the anxiety and guilt that have plagued her since the death of her mother. Like her mother before her, Merrit becomes ensnared in a web of betrayal and hatred that she must unravel if she’s ever going to find peace. Why has Merrit’s arrival triggered a rising tide of violence that includes murder? Most of all, what lurks beneath Liam’s charismatic smile? As Merrit circles ever closer to the truth that emanates from Kilmoon’s grounds, she discovers just how far she and others will go to get what they want. The truth isn’t what it seems, and only her father understands how vengeance can strike from beyond the grave.

Lisa Alber evokes a world in which ancient tradition collides with modern village life and ageless motivators such as greed and love still wield their power. Kilmoon captures the moodiness of the Irish landscape in a riveting mystery that explores family secrets, betrayal, and vengeance.

"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 Books 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

"Newcomer Lisa Alber's stirring debut Kilmoon ... exudes Irish countryside atmosphere. The murder plot is solved neatly and the door is open for Merrit's further adventures." —Library Journal

Event date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
7850 SW Capitol Hwy
O'Connor's Vault
97219 Portland
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