Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lamb to the Slaughter: A Marjory Fleming Thriller by Aline Templeton

Marjorie Fleming is back and her troubles are no less in this book; they just have changed faces...

Edelweiss and Witness Impulse allowed me to download a copy of this ebook for review (thank you).  The book will be published March 18th.

The hot topic in the village is about the new superstore proposal.  If the property owner sells the property, all the small shops will need to relocate and it will change the flavor of that street and the village.  There are people on both sides of the issue and the meeting gets a bit loud, but the property owner isn't there to decide their fate.  They think he's still mulling over the issue and hasn't made a decision yet.  He'll never finish making that decision because someone has shot him and he's dead...

There are multiple suspects, everyone has a shotgun for hunting, and  no one saw anything because they were all at the meeting.  Marjorie sends her team out to investigate, being antsy because she'd like to help.  The brass above want answers and all she's getting is more questions, no answers.  It doesn't help when someone "leaks" the story to the press, making the investigation tougher.  Then a boy is shot and killed and people are beginning to fear for their lives.  

At the center of this investigation you have everything from rowdy boys, police affairs, and fraud to murder.  This is the toughest case Marjorie has had to face so far and it doesn't have a happy resolution.  Life is tough sometimes.  

With all that happened in this story, I'll be interested in seeing what Ms. Templeton throws at Marjorie in the next book.  Each book by this author is getting better.  Have a read and see what you think.

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