What I’m Reading: The Trust

I found another audiobook about Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart.  These two are characters from a series of books by Ronald H. Balson.  I’ve been reading them for awhile and love them all.  A couple month ago I read one of theirs and was writing the review only to find that I had missed out on one of the books.  I immediately put it on my “waitlist” on the online library I use.  The book it The Trust.

I’ve loved the others so I hoped this one was good too.


These books are my right up my alley as the two characters, Liam (a private investigator) and Catherine (a lawyer) work together to solve some old mystery or crime.  They live in the states and the crime typically happens in Europe.  It’s often related to some type of civil unrest or war.  Some deep secret is always revealed…and I love it.

This time the action leads them to Northern Ireland where Liam’s uncle was murdered…

Here’s what Amazon had to say:
When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Northern Ireland for the funeral―a home he left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family, never to look back. But when he arrives, Liam learns that not only was his uncle shot to death, but that he’d anticipated his own murder: In an astonishing last will and testament, Uncle Fergus has left his entire estate to a secret trust, directing that no distributions be made to any person until the killer is found. Did Fergus know, but refuse to name, his killer? Was this a crime of revenge, a vendetta leftover from Northern Ireland’s bloody sectarian war? After all, the Taggarts were deeply involved in the IRA. Or is it possible that the killer is a family member seeking Fergus’s estate? Otherwise, why postpone distributions to the heirs? Most menacingly, does the killer now have his sights on other family members?

As his investigation draws Liam farther and farther into the past he has abandoned, he realizes he is forced to reopen doors long ago shut and locked. Now, accepting the appointment as sole trustee of the Fergus Taggart Trust, Liam realizes he has stepped into the center of a firestorm.

Amazon readers gave the book 4.3 stars.  I’m going to give this one 4.1 stars.  As much as I love the series, this one was my least favorite of the bunch.  The good news is that these are easily stand along books and if you want to read the series, but skip this one, you certainly can and won’t miss out on anything.

If you haven’t read a Liam and Catherine book, I do recommend them.  This is the first book, Once we were Brothers.  The story from this book has stuck with me…that’s how I know it’s good.


If you want to check out the whole series, you can find it HERE.

Give them a try…I bet you’ll like them too!

One thought on “What I’m Reading: The Trust

  1. Carolyn Sullivan

    I’ve been reading Once We were Brothers and it is an amazing story. Plus watching Bonnie Hunters pictures of Germany gives me more to the imagination of what it might have looked like even though the story was more in Poland.

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