torstai 24. elokuuta 2017

Hannah Reed: Off kilter

Hannah Reed tarjoaa sanaleikkejä vilisevän viihteellisen jännärin, jossa tunnelmoidaan skotlantilaisilla maisemilla: Off kilter (Berkley Prime Crime, 2014; ISBN 978-1-101-61398-6).

Kirjassa on nähdäkseni yritetty yhdistää jännäriä ja chick lit -tyylistä viihderomaania, mutta kovin hyvin kokonaisuus ei toimi. Sanaleikkejä piisaa, mutta ne eivät jaksa pitää tarinaa hengissä.

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?

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