The Monsters of Templeton (a review)

A “who done it” mystery, where the mystery is not murder but about which ancestors had¬†illegitimate kids.¬†The ancestor research is being done by the main character who returns home to put her life into perspective before heading off to finish her archaeology dissertation. The family has a long sordid history which starts at the founding of the town. Alternating chapters are told from different ancestors, be it by letters or diary to a sort of first person inner dialog, giving the past characters more life then just the present day actions of the main character. The “monster” plays a back ground role to add ambiance and a thread that weaves through out the sordid past.

I enjoyed this book, but can understand that those people who read for action may find it slow or hard to get into.

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