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Past Praying For

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  69 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The people of of Stretton Noble are middle-class and complacent – or so thinks the Reverend Margaret Moon, who is disgusted by the materialistic lifestyle of her new parishioners.

It’s only when her brother, Robert, a forensic psychologist, comes to visit that she is made aware of the uneasy undercurrents and tensions which pervade this seemingly peaceful village society.
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Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by Endeavour Press (first published January 1st 1997)
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Peggy
Actually I gave up on this book at page 100. I LOVE Aline Templeton's series with the female detective so I thought this one would be a page turner too. After reading the prologue I had to look and see if I was reading a V.C. Andrews book. I tried to get into it but not one character grabbed me and I found myself doing other things than picking up the book so I finally said enough is enough and gave it up to go onto a read I could be excited about. Maybe I'll go back to it another time.
Mary Gilligan-Nolan
This is one of Aline Templeton's stand-alone books and a very good one it is too, as are all of her books. It took me a while to find this one, as it is an old book and constantly out of print. However, I eventually managed to get a copy on line. The story here starts with an account of a young girl's sad and tragic life in 1967. Her mother has died and then, her older brother is killed in an accident, leaving her with a cold and distant father, who gives her no love and almost resents her. She ...more
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Jan 18, 2013 F rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is it convincing? the beginning, describing the horrendous childhood experiences of the villain makes for gruelling reading. Then we move on 30 years or so to a 'nice' village, and the reader follows a story of strange and violent doings in the 'nice'village, all the time trying to work out which of the 'nice' local inhabitants is the grown-up version of the damaged little girl we met at the start of the novel.
Mrs Templeton writes well, and as I was taught English at school by her many years ago
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Jul 24, 2014 Carol Mello rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first Aline Templeton book I read. Complex psychological mystery. The clues are there for the readers. The reader needs to actually think to figure this one out. As in all Aline Templeton mysteries, no saints here, just flawed human beings. She is not kind to her characters. I really enjoy the challenges she presents to her readers. These are not fast moving mysteries except at the climax. I think this author is superb.
Terry Crain
Not as good as her others

I had a hard time keeping up with the characters, jumped around too much. Her other books have been a lot better.
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Aline Templeton grew up in the East Neuk of Fife and was educated at St Leonards School, St Andrews and Cambridge University. She has worked in education and broadcasting and has written numerous stories and articles for national newspapers and magazines. Templeton was a bench Justice of the Peace for ten years and is a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland, now living in Edinburgh. ...more
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