Lamb to the Slaughter
Karen Ann Hopkins
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Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM By Karen Ann Hopkins

A well crafted tale of murder begotten by the collision of two incompatible worlds Kirkus ReviewsThe 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 abo A well crafted tale of murder begotten by the collision of two incompatible worlds Kirkus ReviewsThe 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.
  • Title: Lamb to the Slaughter
  • Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts! Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
"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 [...]
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Ena Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
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 [...]
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Sharon Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
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.
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☕ Kimberly Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
Lamb to the Slaughter by Karen Ann Hopkins offers readers a view into the small town of Blood Rock, Indiana that boarders and interacts with a local Amish Community. Hopkins delivers a murder mystery that has the new local sheriff navigating the two communities to catch a killer. Mini Review: fascinating whodunit with a side dish of romance5 reasons to grab a cup of coffee & curl up with Lamb to the Slaughter:You like small town settings and are curious about the Amish community. Hopkins doe [...]
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TheKrazySheep Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
I didn't like the back and forth pov between the current characters and I found Daniel especially annoying. The "romantic" scenes were written in the terms of bad romance novel tropes. Not sure I buy that the Amish are much like they're portrayed in the novel, seemed like the majority of the Amish adult women were either abusive or had a mental illness, or both. The teenagers weren't much better. The Amish men were portrayed as stoic, close minded, and a bizarre combination of ignorant to the be [...]
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Carey Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
I loved this book! Never much of a mystery reader I was reluctant to read it but let me tell you I want to read more of them! Karen puts so much more into the story besides mystery. The characters of Serenity and Daniel have such depth you want to know their whole story. That's why I'm hoping this to will be a series just like Temptation. What happens to Serenity, Daniel and the rest of Blood Rock, Indiana? I need to know!
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Opal Dickerson Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
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 to more of your great books!
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Shelley Lamle Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
I really wish had a .5 rating system. This is more a 3.5, but not really a 4. I really enjoy books about the Amish. It's where I go when I want to relax and feel some peace. This book, however, is more about the "dark" side of the Amish. While I still enjoyed it, it wasn't exactly peaceful. Having said that, it was still a good read.
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Dee Cash Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
A mixture of mystery and sadnessLamb to the Slaughter is a novel about an Amish community in Indiana. To me it seemed to either be written by an Amish person or someone who was attempting to sound Amish. I thought it was a sad book and a little odd. It held my interest but I did not like the ending or lack thereof.
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Linda Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
The story was all right, but the book is very, very negative towards the Amish, unfairly so. The dialogue with Amish folks was not researched well, and was out of character. If you want a good Amish mystery, skip the Serenity series and try Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder series.
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Lucy Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
Wow. Just bad in so many ways.Knew the killer from the first few chapters, poorly disguised animus toward the Amish community, main character was not at all likable.This was free through BookBub
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Noelle Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
I fell in love with Karen Ann Hopkin's Temptation series and I was so excited when I saw this book was also written by her. Romance is usually my favorite genre to read but sometimes I like a good murder mystery and this one did not disappoint. I love the way she writes and her books are seriously addicting.There were so many twists and turns. I'd like to think I'm good at figuring out who the bad guy is but I just could not figure it out! The author had me guessing the entire time. You think yo [...]
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Sandra "Jeanz" Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
Please tell me this is the start of a new brilliant series!!INITIAL THOUGHTSLooking forward to this one with mixed feelings, trepidation and a little anxiety, as I truly loved the Temptation Series, will I love this too?"MY REVIEWI received a ARC of this one from the Author via Kismet Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion and review.The cover shows a pretty bleak sky over a large cornfield, which is an important place within the book as that is where Naomi Beiler's body is found. I love t [...]
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Lauren Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
SERIOUSLY?!?! that's the way it ends?? lol I love a nice cliffhanger/lead on to the next book :)***I could not even wait for this release when I seen it pop up on so when I seen that Kismet was hosting a book tour, I immediately jumped at the chance to participate. After reading Karen Ann Hopkins’ Temptation series I was completely hooked on her writing and stories so I was itching to dive into this as soon as I received it.Lamb to the Slaughter is told in three alternating points of view: Se [...]
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Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER was a really good book that had me eagerly reading to seek out the killer of the young Amish girl. I pretty much had the murderer pegged a couple chapters in but it was still interesting to see all the information the Sheriff and Daniel dug up in the meantime. I always enjoy playing detective with a good murder mystery. Now I will honestly say I did not like the Sheriff. How Serenity has been elected Sheriff is beyond me. There were times I wondered about her. At the end of [...]
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Deitre Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
Then came Karen Ann Hopkins, with her beautiful and engaging Temptation series, that kept me reading all night. Her sincere personality and love for her fans and book followers is shown through her Facebook and Twitter posts. She allows her readers to enter her life; horseback riding, raising animals, and the world of Amish living. Readers wait patiently for the next book to be published, we are showered with pictures that remind us of why she loves the Amish so much. It’s the simple life that [...]
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Unabridged Bookshelf Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
Murder, secrets and a Sheriff determined to prove herself makes Lamb to the Slaughter a must read for any mystery fan. The key to any mystery novel is to keep the reader guessing until very end, especially in a whodunit type of mystery. Karen Ann Hopkins has delivered this element perfectly, and I thoroughly enjoyed all the different twists and turns throughout the novel. I also have to say that I also enjoyed the romantic elements of the story. Seriously, one of the best murder mystery novels I [...]
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Krissy P (Kris) Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
4.5 stars. I loved this book. It's a great start to what I think will be a fantastic mystery/thriller/romance series. There are a few editing issues for those of you that are bothered by that, but it does not take away from how awesome the story is.Serenity Adams, a tough, beautiful but abrasive police woman moves back to her home town and is the newly elected Sheriff. She is harassed almost daily by the nuttier than squirrel shit, ex-Sheriff when she begins investigating the suspicious death of [...]
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Beth(YA Books Central) Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
Tiffany's Reviews:I have been loving me some Amish young love!!! This book was more from the "Englishmen" point of view but still just has good! There is a new sheriff in town and it is a woman!! Serenity returns to her hometown to serve the people of her county as the sheriff. Serenity takes her job very seriously and will not put up with the "good old boy" way of handling crime. One of the first things Serenity has to investigate is the death of a young Amish girl. It looks like a hunting acci [...]
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Tammie Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
I'm a sucker for an Amish mystery and Lamb to the Slaughter did not disappoint. The Amish community is a little creepy, but innocent at the same time and that's what I think I like about it. So far I've enjoyed reading about Serenity and Daniel. Serenity is believable as a Sheriff, although sometimes I want to hit her upside the head for being so stubborn and closed off to other people, especially to Daniel. The only real criticism I have about this book and the others in the series is that it c [...]
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G.K. Bradford Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
Lamb to the Slaughter is such a fun read! It keeps you guessing at every turn, and I couldn't stop flipping the pages. There are several twists that surprised me, and I'm usually really good at figuring out "who done it." Karen Ann Hopkins is a very talented author, and I'm definitely a big fan! I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
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Judy Churchill Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
I happened upon this book accidentally - marketing. It was surprisingly good. I liked the characters which is always a good start. These mysteries involve the Amish community which is notorious for solving its own problems. We watch Serenity gain some credibility with the group as she is the new sheriff. The story is exciting and kept me reading.
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Candy Harris Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
My daughter won this kindle book for me.I loved this book.I learned so much about the Amish ways, it was so interesting.The Sheriff of this small Indiana town was a strong independent women just trying to do her job.Everyone in town knew her because she had grown up there.What a great mystery/romance,a must read.
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Renee Norris Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
This is another awesome book by Karen Ann Hopkins!!! I love the characters and the story! Karen kept my interest throughout the whole book. I really enjoy it alternating through each character's viewpoint. I sincerely hope there's gonna be a sequel!!!!
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Clarice Gleckler Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
Can't wait to read this!!! Karen never disappoints!
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LiteraryChanteuse Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
For a complete star rating and review visit InD'tale magazine online, Mar 2015 issue. indtale/reviews/myster
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Debbie Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
It was free. Enough said.
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April Dec 07, 2019 - 13:52 PM
This book starts out with a bang, as an Amish girl runs through a cornfield, and gets shot in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun. Newly-appointed sheriff Serenity Adams discovers the body, believing that her death is more than just a hunting accident. She ventures into the Amish community to investigate further, after being warned that the Amish authorities may not be keen to cooperation, yet she refuses to treat them differently than any other citizen.Stories involving the Amish are always intrig [...]
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Lamb to the Slaughter By Karen Ann Hopkins A well crafted tale of murder begotten by the collision of two incompatible worlds Kirkus ReviewsThe 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 abo A well crafted tale of murder begotten by the collision of two incompatible worlds Kirkus ReviewsThe 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.

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