Lamb to the Slaughter by Karen Ann Hopkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lamb to the Slaughter by Karen Ann Hopkins was a unexpected surprise. This was a free e-Kindle book that I got off of Amazon.com. I had several days off during the 2015-16 holidays. I looked for new authors and works I have never read before. There were several new authors I had not read before.
I work in a library, and we are a rural / Southern system. We have many requests for Amish Literature. Most of it is romantic and has rated "G" content; feel good stories. That is not my usual genre. Once I started reading, I realized Lamb to the Slaughter is a genre of Amish culture (fiction). It is not something I would have read it, but I enjoy suspense, mystery and crime novels.
Within the first few paragraphs I was in the ride, and would not extract myself from the vehicle of this novel. Twists, turns and surprises happened enough to keep me awake hours after bedtime. Just when I thought I knew "who-done-it," wham. Surprise!
Good writing means that I can escape from my small apartment, and travel the Universe. I spent New Years in Amish Country, and I learned a lot. I love Karen Ann Hopkins take on Amish politics. We see the take of those who are outside of the communities by choice, birth or force.
Karen Ann Hopkins has a new fan. I look forward to reading more of her work.
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