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Lamb to the Slaughter

Series: Serenity's Plain Secrets, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Some Amish communities aren't so cozy.

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.

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's persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel Bachman, but may even take her life in the end.

©2016 Karen Ann Hopkins (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A well-crafted tale of murder begotten by the collision of two incompatible worlds." (Kirkus Reviews)

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great read

Great story line, I really enjoyed the different narrators for each main character. would recommend.

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  • Teri
  • 23-08-2018

Harlequin romance

This book read more like a harlequin romance novel than a detective novel. somewhat disappointing

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  • Sterling Splendor
  • 15-02-2018

Awful

Childish and immature. Decent enough basic story line but the execution all the way around was just terrible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-2018

Great story - could have left out bad language and been better

Good blend of Amish and English interaction. Good mystery. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Debbie
  • 07-12-2017

Small Town Indiana and the Amish

The book had the makings of a great story . . . but a couple of things ruined it for me . . . first off, the negative portrayal of the Amish as a people, with no respect given for their faith or way of life, and secondly, the language and unprofessional attitude of the smart-mouthed sheriff, Serenity Adams . . . who is one minute focused on finding a killer, and the next minute acting like a teenager infatuated with ex-Amish heart throb, Daniel Bachman. So much of the tale just did not jive . . . young Amish girls "fooling around" shamelessly with first one boy then another . . . and Amish parents heartlessly burying their dead children . . . there's a difference between being quiet, private people and being callous and cold . . . none of the beautiful hard working, steadfast qualities of the Amish are depicted here . . . instead something sinister and evil is implied . . . the writing is amateurish and lacks depth . . . I finished the book, but will not be going on to the others in the series . . .

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  • Cindy Meyer Lady of the Loch
  • 24-02-2019

Superb Start to Mystery Series

Karen Ann Hopkins has created memorable characters and an amazingly diverse setting in which her female sheriff must develop a more open mind to deal more effectively with the unique population of her county.

Especially love the Audible version.

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  • Steven R. Rooks
  • 22-05-2018

Amish Mystery Series

Excellent Story. Point of view shifts carried story along well. Revelation of killer anticlimactic. Charater development was very good. Descriptions of Amish country side and culture provided a great foundation for getting into the story.

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  • TupperwearHappy
  • 18-02-2018

Excellent Read!

Really liked both the story and it's presentation. I'm looking forward to the next book!

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  • happyjo
  • 15-11-2017

Murder and the amish?

The narrator did A good job. The book was written well and interesting. I kept trying to guess what was going to happen next in this book, but I was always surprised in the end.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-07-2017

Intriguing Storyline

This was my first K.A. Hopkins novel and I was very pleased with it. The details of the Amish culture were very interesting and eye opening. The storyline wove characters intricately together so skillfully that I had no difficulty picturing each one in my mind's eye. I'm excited to begin the next novel in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-2018

a great mistake

bought this by accident...thought I would still give it a go. glad I did - great

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  • Jenny Barthe
  • 21-07-2017

A bit too obvious

An interesting topic, likeable characters but just not enough depth or intrigue for me. Though I did manage to listen to all of it.

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