Off Kilter – Hannah Reed

5/5 grazing sheep

Originally published on Goodreads on December 02, 2014.

On the Back:

After the recent death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, thirty-something Eden Elliott is seriously in need of a fresh start. At the urging of her best friend, bestselling author Ami Pederson, Eden decides to embark on an open-ended trip to the picturesque village of Glenkillen in the Scottish Highlands, to do some hands-on research for a book of her own. But almost as soon as Eden arrives in the quaint town, she gets caught up in a very real drama…

The town’s sheep shearer is found murdered—clipped with his own shears—and the locals suspect Vicki MacBride, an outsider whose father’s recent death left her the surprise heir to his lucrative sheep farm. Eden refuses to believe the affable heiress is a murderer, but can she prove that someone is out to frame her new friend before she finds herself on the receiving end of more shear terror?

My Thoughts:

At first I was worried, as I always am, to start a new series, but this book was simply astounding. Hannah Reed not only made believable characters but she made me feel like I was in Scotland along with the heroine. The mystery was perfect, I had an inkling of who it was going to be but had no clue as to why that person killed the victim until the end of the book. Another positive point for me was the fact that unlike other mysteries the “love-interests” in this book overall created a very minor theme, most of the book was dedicated to the mystery and setting the stage for the mystery. Overall an enjoyable experience and I will definitely be looking out for more in this series!

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