Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cold in the Earth: A DI Fleming Thriller by Aline Templeton

Life has been good for DI Fleming.  They have a small farm with chickens and sheep and her children are healthy and fun.  Her husband loves her deeply and her career is moving along as she would like.  Unfortunately, this situation changes abruptly with hoof and mouth disease moving across the countryside and an old murder coming to life...

Witness Impulse and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can find a copy wherever you buy ebooks.  I enjoy Witness Impulse books.  They're short, have good plots, and are a quick and entertaining read.

When animals have to be put down, families come up in arms and are totally devastated by the loss.  The worst loss felt is by those who have been breeding stock for years.  Their legacy can be destroyed in one afternoon.  Where do they go from there?

The worst part for DI Fleming is that she must oversee this ugly business; it's her job.  Her friends are suddenly her friends no longer.  Even her husband is becoming estranged.

Then they find a dead body.  It's from years ago.  The girl was gored to death.  Who is she and how did she get buried there?  Who killed her?

The investigation goes back in time.  DI Fleming has to suspend one of her inspectors because it was found on his family's land.  The more she digs into family history, the worse it looks.  This family has some ugly secrets and tempers that are out of control.

The police follow all the cobwebs to the center of web to find out who the killer is.  Poor DI Fleming has a lot to resolve and can only hope her life will go back to being as happy as it was at the beginning of the story.  I hope so, too.

Happy reading.

No comments: