No Strangers Here Book Review

No Strangers Here Book Review

Title: No Strangers Here
Author: Carlene O’Connor
Published: October 25, 2022, Kensington Books
No. of Pages: 385
Cover Price: $9.41 Kindle,

As a fan of Carlene O’Connor’s previous cozy novels, I was excited to pick up the first book in her new County Kerry Mystery series, No Strangers Here. This excellent thriller novel introduces fascinating new Irish characters, and will inspire thriller readers to want more installments.

O’Connor has a knack for making her readers feel like they are actually in Ireland. The setting feels authentic and those who have been to Ireland will experience a bit of familiarity in the surroundings in which the novel takes place. Dimpna Wilde is a second generation veterinarian who grew up in Dingle helping in her father’s practice, but moved to Dublin without returning home for over 20 years. When she loses everything due to a scandal with her husband and his subsequent suicide, she returns to Dingle to find that Johnny O’Reilly, the wealthiest man in the town, has been murdered; her father, who is suffering from dementia, is the main suspect.

O’ Connor does an excellent job of introducing Dimpna and developing her character. There is a detective, Cormac O’Brien, working the case, and he and Dimpna definitely have chemistry. There are plenty of ups and downs as the story progresses, and the suspense builds throughout. Readers who like to experience difference cultures will especially enjoy this novel and will hate the wait until the next installment comes out.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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