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I loved this book. It's a great start to what I think will be a fantastic mystery/thriller/romance series. There are a few editing issues for those of you that are bothered by that, but it does not take away from how awesome the story is.
Serenity Adams, a tough, beautiful but abrasive police woman moves back to her home town and is the newly elected Sheriff. She is harassed almost daily by the nutty ex-Sheriff when she begins investigating the suspicious death of a young Amish woman whose body was found in a cornfield. The Amish leaders and most of the people in this community are not even remotely helpful and are borderline creepy. After Serenity and her partner get zero cooperation from the Amish, she enlists the help of sexy bad boy, Daniel Bachman, a building contractor, who left the Amish Community when he was 19. The story is told from three points of view; Serenity, Daniel and the victim, Naomi, tells of what happened to her in the weeks before her death.
Just when I thought I had it figured out who the killer is, I was dead wrong.
I was completely engaged in the mystery of what happened to Naomi and the budding romance between Serenity and Daniel. This one was really hard to put down.
Looking forward to this one with mixed feelings, trepidation and a little anxiety, as I truly loved the Temptation Series, will I love this too?"
The cover shows a pretty bleak sky over a large cornfield, which is an important place within the book as that is where Naomi Beiler's body is found. I love the Amish buggy on the cover too as well as the plainer, perhaps Amish like font.
So now to the actual plot, Serenity is the new Sheriff of the small rural town she grew up in, though the old Sheriff Tony Manning still seem's to think he is ruling the roost!
There is a large Amish community which also comes under Sheriff Serenity's jurisdiction so when an Amish girl is found dead in a corn field, she has to investigate. She learn's that the Amish prefer to "take care of their own" and Tony Manning takes great delight in goading her that she will never find out how the Amish girl was shot. After taking with her Deputy and the coroner about how to approach the Amish she visits Daniel Bachman, a man who was brought up the Amish way but left to "go English". Daniel agrees to help Serenity but only if she does things "his way" which means them pretending to be in a relationship and using the pretense that Daniel may he considering going back to being Amish. So alongside of the girls death plot we also have a fledgling romance too. I really enjoyed how the two plot lines ran along side each other. Finding out what happened to Naomi becomes even more personal when she finds out someone close to her is kind of involved (but I refuse to say who as that would be a large spoiler!).
The story is told from three points of view, you have Serenity in the "now" after the body has been found.Read more ›
You like small town settings and are curious about the Amish community. Hopkins does a great job of sharing small-town politics, Amish culture and dealing the issues that arise when dealing with criminal acts.
You like a nice, slow burning romance and aren’t looking for it to be all wrapped up in a neat bow at the end. I liked the chemistry between Serenity Adams and Daniel Bachman. The romance is definitely a side dish to the murder mystery, but an enjoyable one.
Strong, complex characters who are also flawed or damaged. Serenity is tenacious when it comes to solving crimes and seeking justice for the victim. She is skittish when it comes to relationships despite her obvious attraction, and warm fuzzy feelings towards Daniel. It was delightful watching them interact.
You enjoy tagging along on an investigation and digging up clues. Hopkins did a great job of creating suspects and offered up a suspenseful mystery with twists. She provided subtle clues that allows the reader to piece together the crime. The tale had multiple perspectives, including those of the victim. This gave us terrific insight into the character and the events leading up to crime. I had an inclination of who the killer was and I was pleased with how this tightly woven case unfolded. Hopkins gave me a satisfying, realistic conclusion to the investigation.
You like reading series that feature the same lead characters and like that each book focuses on a new case.
Lamb to the Slaughter was an easy, enjoyable read that I completely enjoyed. I was over the moon excited to hear that there will be more books in this series. Serenity and Daniel will solve cases involving Amish communities throughout the Midwest! Copy received from tour in exchange for unbiased review that originally published at Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Predictable but interesting enough for me to buy the next book. Informative about the Amish way of life. A light read. MPublished 5 hours ago by Carolyn Brown
This is a look into a different culture with twists and turns that are unexpected. Great read!Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book. It entered the mysterious world of the Amish which was new to me, and an interesting peek into a whole new (old) way of life.Published 3 days ago by Kimberly Mulder
Intriguing plot. Ending surprising. Typical romantic relationship between characters. Easy Reading but keeps your interest if you like quick light romance.Published 4 days ago by jlofsk
Descriptive detail and brought me into feeling I was in the story, an observer in the events and invested in the characters.Published 4 days ago by Fiona H Ruman
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