With her luggage stolen she finds herself stranded in Ireland. She is offered the job of music teacher at St. Brennan's Academy, tasked with turning the motley crew of boys into winning musicians. Winning the All County competition is the enormous goal set for her by her employer.
Oh and did I mention the ghost of famed composer Eamon McCarthy lives in the castle. He also wants something from Gethesame - to prove he did not kill his wife and commit suicide 25 years ago.
With these small tasks, Gethesame tries to marshal the boys into some semblance of an orchestra while trying to discover clues to the 25-year-old murder. She even gets the dead composer to write a piece for the boys to perform.
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book, but then before I knew it, the body count started piling up and it steamrolled out of control. I hope this was just enthusiasm for a first time author. I thought the character was original and interesting. Here's hoping the second book is paced more evenly.
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