Saturday, March 8, 2014

Book Review: Lamb to the Slaughter by Aline Templeton

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Yes, another British mystery! 

Can't help- I just discovered 3 authors and been catching up!

And ya'll KNOW how much I love a good British mystery!

A sunny evening, a tranquil garden - and an old man brutally gunned down on his doorstep.

In the pretty and tranquil market town of Kirkluce a proposed superstore development has divided the population in an increasingly bitter war. The low-level aggression of bored youth that is generally tolerated has become sinister. The bloodied carcass of a sheep abandoned in the streets is more than just unpleasant vandalism and teenage bikers, terrorizing a woman to breaking point, are impossible to control.

When a second victim is killed in what seems a random shooting, the fear in the town becomes tangible. DI Fleming will not accept that the crimes are motiveless, but she struggles to make sense of the two murders, when nothing makes sense any more and no one will believe anything. Not even the truth.


I love this series! Fleming is a woman that we can all relate to- juggling parenthood, stresses of her job, trying to help her friends, and coping with elderly parents. Add the rugged Scottish backdrop, and you've got a mystery with some serious teeth! Templeton always seems to leave me guessing almost to the end of her books, and that adds to the appeal! Her twists and turns keep the novel moving at an excellent pace and will have you reading this latest book in one sitting!

If you haven't read any of this series, do yourself a favor and pick them all up- you won't be disappointed!

About the Author:

Aline Templeton grew up in the fishing village of Anstruther, in the East Neuk of Fife. She has worked in education and broadcasting and was a Justice of the Peace for ten years. Married, with two grown-up children and three grandchildren, she now lives in a house with a view of Edinburgh Castle. When not writing, she enjoys cooking, choral singing, and traveling the back roads of France.

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