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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