Hooked on Ewe – Hannah Reed

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3/5 Scottish Sheepdogs

On The Back:

In national bestselling author Hannah Reed’s latest Scottish Highlands mystery, aspiring romance novelist Eden Elliott discovers the landscape isn’t the only thing that’s dramatic when a local woman is done in…

It’s early September in Glenkillen, Scotland, when American expat (and budding romance novelist) Eden Elliott is recruited by the local inspector to act as a special constable. Fortunately it’s in name only, since not much happens in Glenkillen.

For now Eden has her hands full with other things: preparing for the sheepdog trial on the MacBride farm—a fundraiser for the local hospice—and helping her friend Vicki with her first yarn club skein-of-the-month deliveries. Everything seems to be coming together—until the head of the welcoming committee is found strangled to death with a club member’s yarn.

Now Eden feels compelled to honor her commitment as constable and herd together the clues, figure out which ones are dogs, and which ones will lead to a ruthless killer . . .

My Thoughts:

Though not as good as the first, Hooked on Ewe was an engrossing second book.

Let me start with the absolutely amazing setting of Glenkillen. It sounds stunning! I really wish we’d have more time in the book to actually explore the town business and such. The mystery was also well-plotted and it held up well. I didn’t see the killer coming until Eden did; though Eden did some pretty stupid things during the investigation they weren’t too over the top.

The characters were almost all wonderful. Eden was funny, and strong, and an honest to goodness amazing investigator. Vicki, the Inspector, and the rest of the characters were wonderful except for Sean. I absolutely could not stand Sean. I sincerely hope he gets pushed off the cliff in the next book or something because I don’t know if I can stand an entire book with Sean.

Overall a pretty solid book. Sean was incredibly dumb, Eden did some slightly bullying investigation tactics, and this took me longer than usual to get through, however, it was a very good book. I will read the next one.

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