The Trust

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May 16, 2017

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. Liam quick­ly learns that not only was his uncle shot to death but 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. Liam’s stay in Ire­land brings him into con­flict with many trou­ble­some mem­o­ries: the death of his par­ents, the events lead­ing up to the estrange­ment from his fam­i­ly, and the sud­den and trag­ic end to his rela­tion­ship with Annie Gross­man, his for­mer fiancé a woman from a close­ly-knit and rigid Ortho­dox Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty. As his inves­ti­ga­tion draws Liam far­ther into the past, he real­izes he must reopen doors long ago shut and locked. Accept­ing the appoint­ment as sole trustee of the Fer­gus Tag­gart Trust, Liam has stepped into the cen­ter of a firestorm.

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