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The Last Will of Moira Leahy: A Novelby Therese Walsh
Synopses & Reviews
Walsh's satisfying novel follows Maeve Leahy, a brilliant young professor, in her pursuit for answers about her family and herself. She] ably shifts between Maeve's current quest and flashbacks showing the twins as children, revealing little by little the story behind Maeve's grief. . . . A] pleasing blend of mystery, romance and the supernatural.
Walsh's debut is a magical, involving journey, one that mixes a compelling mystery from the past with a suspenseful search in the present.
Mystery, romance and historical elements blend together in this captivating debut. The magical adventure will take readers on a journey of the heart that reunites the souls of twin sisters. Walsh weaves an enchanting, poignant and enthralling tale.
--Romantic Times Book Reviews
Moira's confused emotions--envy, guilt, passion and regret as she deceives the boy she loves and usurps her sister's place--are delineated with heart-wrenching believability.
A hauntingly beautiful story about grief, the language of twins, and the healing power of a bond that is stronger than death. The characters of Moira and Maeve will linger long after you finish this amazing first novel.
--Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader
The Last Will of Moira Leahy is haunting, exotic and romantic-the way Gothic tales are romantic, wrapped in luscious, dark atmosphere. It's a magical debut and I can't wait for more from Therese Walsh. She's one to watch.
--Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells
This book made me want to ignore my work and neglect my children. The Last Will of Moira Leahy offers an irresistible combination of mystery, romance, psychological complexity, and lovely writing. I devoured it.
--Leah Stewart, author of The Myth of You and Me
Tender and transcendent, Therese Walsh's debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy is a captivating look at the truths we conceal, the scars we bear, and the journeys we all must take in order to find our way back home, back to ourselves. I loved every magical page.
--Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of Time of My Life
Is there anything more worthwhile than being taken by the hand by a true and gifted storyteller and shown a world that is at once mysterious, mesmerizing and filled with characters who deeply touch your heart? A dark psychological tale of secrets and betrayal, suspense and passion, The Last Will of Moira Leahy is a book that makes you forget everything and just spend the rest of the day and night reading. Like Rebecca, this is a tale so well told that it keeps you in its grip and doesn't let go, haunting you long after you've turned the last page. If it were written by a seasoned novelist, The Last Will of Moira Leahy would be a feat. That it is a debut makes it all the more amazing. Bravo
--M.J. Rose, internationally bestselling author of The Memorist
From the Hardcov
Ten years after abandoning the saxophone in the wake of her twin sister's death, former prodigy Maeve Leahy develops a sense of foreboding for which she purchases a dagger alleged to strip its owner of inhibitions, a decision after which she accepts a mysterious summons to Rome.
Explores the intense bond of sisterhood--and the legendary powers of an ancient dagger--as a grieving twin searches for her own identity in the ruins of her sister's past.
About the Author
THERESE WALSH is a cofounder of the blog WriterUnboxed.com. She lives in upstate New York, with her husband, two children, a cat, and a bouncy Jack Russell named Kismet. The Last Will of Moira Leahy is her first novel.
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