The Death Of A Teenage Amish Girl In A Cornfield Looks Like An Accident, But Sheriff Serenity Adams Suspects Foul Play To Solve The Murder, She Must Investigate The Nearby Amish Community With The Help Of A Man Who Was Shunned Years Ago Lamb To The Slaughter Is A Story About The Intertwining Lives Of Three Unlikely People In An Indiana Amish Community And The Devastating Results When A Rebellious Teenage Girl Is Found Shot To Death In A Corn Field During The Harvest Serenity Adams Is The Newly Elected Young Sheriff In The Country Town Of Blood Rock And Besides Dealing With The Threatening Behavior Of Her Predecessor, She Now Has A Dead Amish Girl On Her Plate At First Glance, The Case Seems Obvious The Poor Girl Was Probably Accidentally Shot During Hunting Season, But When The Elders Of The Amish Community And Even The Girl S Parents React With Uncaring Subdued Behavior, Serenity Becomes Suspicious As She Delves Deeper Into The Secretive Community That She Grew Up Beside, She Discovers A Gruesome Crime From The Past That May Very Well Be Related To The Amish Girl S Shooting Serenity Enlists The Help Of The Handsome Bad Boy Building Contractor, Daniel Bachman, Who Left The Amish When He Was Nineteen And Has His Own Dark Reasons To Help The Spunky Sheriff Solve The Crime That The Family And Friends Who Shunned Him Are Trying Desperately To Cover Up Serenity S Persistence Leads Her To A Stunning Discovery That Not Only Threatens To Destroy Her Blossoming Romance With Daniel, But May Even Take Her Life In The End THANK YOU for the sneak peek of Lamb to Slaughter Love the title as well, the name says it all This story truely BLEW ME AWAY Compelling and unpredictable from beginning to end Brilliant and a MUST re read for me Some Amish communities aren t so cozy How true that is and you, Karen have opened us up to thought on this with this book and your other works Looking forward toof your great books Did not finish I didn t like the main character at all If you want to read books about an Amish community, where the sheriff or chief of police is not Amish don t waste your time on this book and go directly to the Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo Lamb to the Slaughter doesn t come close to any of the Kate Burkholder books My opinion don t waste your time. The Blood Rock Amish Community was anything but picturesque under it s pretty facade Hopkins woven a story that instantly pulls you in to the story and will keep you turning the pages The gripping story is about Serenity, the new sheriff in town And although she s new, she already had a dead girl on her plate and as she was trying to solve the case, she was surprise by the nonchalant reaction of the Amish community since the dead girl was one of their own.Serenity is the definition of badass I miss reading female characters like her She is a little stubborn, yes, but very strong and brave And there s Daniel Can I just say how I looove the Daniel POV s Is there still guys out there like Daniel Gosh, I hope so The side characters were all written well and no one is a waste They all have back stories that was explained and it made the storyinteresting.This was written in three POV s Three I ll be honest and say that I m not a fan of switching POV s but it worked really well in this story Hopkins is an amazing writer and the whole story is just very easy to get into The pacing is perfect and there s no dull chapter I like getting inside of their heads especially Daniel s.The mystery is sooo well crafted I actually suspected every character in the story and how the culprit was revealed was just impeccably done As I progress in the story, I also found myself intrigued by the Amish community and their ways I don t have any experience with any Amish but I would say that this was researched I m really hoping though that this will be a series I have a feeling that there s still hidden mysteries in Blood Rock and I want to seeof Serenity and Daniel Lamb to the Slaughter will keep you at the edge of your seat Don t miss this nail biting experience ENA S REVIEWI also received a copy of this book via Kismet in exchange for my honest opinion review.So what can I say about the book, I did initially dislike how the book jumped from the now with Serenity to the past with Naomi but once you get into the book it soon falls into a rhythm and I ended up not wanting to put it down I soon became attached to the characters and what was happening to each of them I enjoyed Karen Ann Hopkins way of writing and also I enjoy learning about the Amish culture, it is a fascinating culture.The investigation begins by being one that seems to only concern the Amish but then there s a turn and it seems the death effects certain plain people , some of which are quite close to the Sheriff herself The book has drama, love, a strange culture, as well as mystery, suspense and a death So I d say there is something within the book for most readers.My only disappointment was the ending, I really, really wanted it to say there was going to be a Bk2 How the book ends leaves a bit of a cliff hanger which could be the subject of the next book.So did I enjoy the book Yes Would I recommend the book Yes, I think it will appeal to a wide ranging audience Would you read another book in this series if there is one I would, I really hope this is just the beginning of a great series Would you read other titles by Karen Ann Hopkins I have read her Temptation Series and would look at anything else she writes too.
www.karenannhopkins.com I loved joining Rose and Noah during their journey in the Temptation series by Karen Hopkins Katie McGarry, acclaimed YA authorKaren Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs, and cats Karen s main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove the story of the star crossed lovers, Rose and Noah Their story continues in Belonging, where their families and cultures threaten to tear them apart, and with Forever and Deception, where we find out once and for all if love is enough for them.Lamb to the Slaughter, the first book in Serenity s Plain Secrets, is Karen s newest Amish endeavor, opening up the darker, grittier and secretive lives of Amish society It s a story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely people in an Indiana Amish Community and the devastating results when a rebellious teenage girl is found shot to death in a corn field during the harvest Serenity Adams is the newly elected young sheriff in the rural town of Blood Rock, and besides dealing with the threatening behavior of her predecessor, she now has a dead Amish girl on her plate At first glance, the case seems obvious The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community, and even the girl s parents, react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl s shooting Serenity enlists the help of the handsome bad boy building contractor, Daniel Bachman He left the Amish when he was nineteen and has his own dark reasons to help the spunky sheriff solve the crime that the family and friends who shunned him are trying desperately to cover up Serenity s persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel, but may even take her life in the end Karen s YA paranormal urban fantasy series, the Wings of War, is an epic story about Ember, whose normal life ends abruptly when her parents are killed and she discovers she s a descendent of angels Still coping with her strange powers, Ember finds herself and her heart in the middle of a centuries old war in this compulsively readable novel Kirkus Reviews.Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse at the age of eleven The feisty horse s name was Lady, a Quarter Horse Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen s steadfast companion Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee Karen is currently working on her bestselling Amish mystery series, Serenity s Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal fantasy series, the Wings of War Karen is also excited to announce there will be books in the Temptation series KAREN S BOOKSTHE TEMPTATION NOVELS Temptation, Belonging, Forever, Deception, Journey 2018 SERENITY S PLAIN SECRETS Lamb to the Slaughter, Whispers from the Dead, Secrets in the Grave, Hidden in Plain Sight, Paper Roses 2017 WINGS OF WAR Embers, Gaia, Tempest, Eternity 2018
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- Lamb to the Slaughter (Serenitys Plain Secrets, #1)
- Karen Ann Hopkins
- 18 October 2018 Karen Ann Hopkins