Darling Jim

Darling Jim

A Novel

Book - 2009
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When two sisters and their aunt are found dead in their suburban Dublin home, it seems that the secret behind their untimely demise will never be known. But then Niall, a young mailman, finds a mysterious diary in the post office's dead-letter bin. From beyond the grave, Fiona Walsh shares the most tragic love story he's ever heard--and her tale has only just begun in this modern gothic novel of suspense.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780805089479
0805089470
Branch Call Number: F Moer
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 25 cm.

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John_David Jan 06, 2014

I was roped in from the beginning by this story within a story within a story. The character "Darling Jim" of the title is enigmatic and attractive, and affects the life of everyone he comes in contact with.

It's a murder mystery where we know whodunit pretty much right away; the whydunit is the greater mystery.

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nwspirit
Jul 25, 2011

Enjoyable read.

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maggiealmalee
Dec 31, 2010

I haven't enjoyed a book this much in a long time, but then I just finished college that probably explains most of it. I enjoyed Moerk's approach to Ireland, though he himself is not a native he didn't write a book to sell the country to tourists and in the process makes it all the more intriguing to visit.

It's a very dark story with plenty of twists.

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Lewisjohn
Jan 14, 2010

Beginning was a bit gruesome, and might discourage some readers, but perseverance pays off. Quickly morphs into a good mystery well worth reading. Highly recommended and looking forward to his next novel.

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