Sarah Stewart Taylor is the author of The Mountains Wild, an atmospheric thriller about a Long Island homicide detective named Maggie D'Arcy who returns to Ireland twenty-three years after the unsolved disappearance of her beloved cousin Erin in the Wicklow Mountains. When a young woman disappears and new evidence from Erin’s case is found, Maggie will have to uncover the truth about the Irish man she's never stopped loving and, in order to help Irish police save the missing woman, the truth about who Erin was and what happened to her.
It will be published by Minotaur Books in 2020 and is available for preorder now.
Advance Praise for The Mountains Wild
"With its evocative Dublin setting, lyrical prose, tough but sympathetic heroine, and a killer twist in the plot, Sarah Stewart Taylor's The Mountains Wild should top everyone's must-read lists this year!" ― New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie
"Lyrical, moody, THE MOUNTAINS WILD unfolds like an Irish ballad, at turns stirring, tender and tragic. Sarah Stewart Taylor has written a book as much about the mysteries of the human heart as the questions surrounding the long-missing woman at the silent center of the tale. A triumphant return to the genre." ― New York Times bestselling author Julia Spencer Fleming
"Atmospheric and lyrical, THE MOUNTAINS WILD is that rare thing ― a riveting thriller with a beating heart. In this beautifully wrought portrait of love and family, secrets and lies, Sarah Stewart Taylor dives deep into character, all the while ratcheting up the suspense, page by gripping page, through to the stunning end." ― New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger
"A tale of suspense, gorgeously told, eerily atmospheric, set in an Ireland so vivid you can smell the peat smoke. Not to be missed.” ― International bestselling author Michele Campbell
"The Mountains Wild has all the ingredients you'd want in a tasty thriller ― twisted plots, uncertainty about who to trust, dogged investigators and a gripping climax ― but it also has two extra spices. First, the setting of Ireland is so vivid and precise, you can practically taste the pints and smell the peat fires. Second, this novel has incredible tenderness and emotional accuracy. This is a thriller with a big heart." ― novelist Stephen P. Kiernan
Sarah is the author of the Sweeney St. George mystery series, about an art historian who studies funerary art — the art of death — also from Minotaur Books. The first book in the series, O’ Artful Death, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
Her non-fiction has been published in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.
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