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The Sacrifice (Anna Denning Mystery #3)

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It’s nearly Halloween in Elk Park, Colorado, and there’s something strange going on at the Elk Valley Historical Society. One of the society’s founding members, a retired history professor who wanted to hire genealogist Anna Denning to complete his secret research into the family trees of two other members, has been found dead, the victim of a brutal murder.

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Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published September 26th 2014
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Y.I. Lee
Jan 14, 2015 Y.I. Lee rated it really liked it
When I started this book, it took me a few chapters to get into it. There was a large cast of characters, and at first I struggled to get to grips with them all.
However, once I did and got fully into the story, things took off in a big way, as they generally do, in an Anna Denning mystery.
The books are well written, and I like Anna and her dog, Jackson, which is why I keep coming back. I have all the books. I like Anna's grittiness, and strong faith. No way could I cope with what she gets hersel
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Cynthia
Nov 12, 2014 Cynthia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thrills
The most recent Anna Denning mystery is a spooky, surprising thriller, and a perfect autumn read (even if you just wish it was autumn). The heroine is smart, practical, and skeptical. She also has a calm, unshakable faith. But in the midst of a gorgeous autumn in the Colorado Rockies, geneaologist Anna Denning's research skills and intuition pit her against a gory murder (or murders), creepy characters who live for the occult, and a web of lies and threats. The best kinds of murder mysteries are ...more
Heather Gilbert
What a great Halloween-y mystery! Another Karin Kaufman book I couldn't put down. I love the small-town Colorado setting in these mysteries and the hard-to-unravel back stories of the suspects. Anna Denning once again proves her grit as she hunts down an evil murderer. And the ending...superb. As usual, the title ties in beautifully with the over-arching theme of the book. I have the whole collection of the Anna Denning mysteries and hope there are more to come.
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Oct 17, 2015 Susan Snodgrass rated it it was amazing
I love to read. Anyone who knows me will tell you that. In fact, I love to read so much that, when I was a youngster, my mama would say, "If you're looking for Susie, she's somewhere with her nose stuck in a book."

As a reader, one thing I love is discovering a new author. And I especially love it if this author has a few books out already and I get to read them one right after the other. That's what I've done this week with Karin Kaufman's 'Anna Denning Mystery' series.

I've always loved a good
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LINDA
Oct 30, 2015 LINDA rated it it was amazing
HAUNTING SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER

FABULOUS NEW AUTHOR TO ADD TO THE TOP OF MY READING LIST... I GIVE KARIN KAUFMAN " 5 " PLATINUM STARS FOR THIS SUPERB SUSPENSE MYSTERIOUS THRILLER...

THE CHARACTERS WERE PERFECTLY AND VISUALLY DESCRIBED AND ONE'S IMAGINATION COULD MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ACTUALLY KNEW THESE PEOPLE....

FAST PACED, EDGE OF YOUR SEAT, PAGE TURNING AND DEFINITELY A STORY THAT YOU JUST HAD A HARD TIME PUTTING DOWN.

THERE ARE SO MANY TWIST AND TURNS AND SEVERAL OF THE CHARACTERS LIVING ON TH
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Diana
Apr 27, 2015 Diana rated it it was amazing
Another Anna Denning mystery that will keep you guessing! I love how the family history of the people provide clues to who and why things are happening at the historical house. Bees, honey and Halloween- murders and business deals that don’t make sense- but Anna finds clues when researching the family tree of a couple of members of the Historical Society. Can she help find the killer while trying to keep a sweet old lady from being the next murder victim? I hope this is not the last Anna Denning ...more
Cecilia Pulliam
Oct 27, 2015 Cecilia Pulliam rated it really liked it
Excellent murder mystery with suggestion of the paranormal, just enough to keep you wondering just how bad can it get, yet a hint of a Christian base so you don't sprinkle holy water around every room before turning out the lights. I highly recommend this book anytime of year, but especially fun for Halloween.
Emilie Davis
Dec 03, 2015 Emilie Davis rated it it was amazing
Great plot!

I wonder sometimes how authors come up with plots and characters. This author carefully crafted her story and filled it great characters. How? Who knows, but she is really good at it.
Involved and utterly wonderful!
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Jul 01, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Fantastic!!!

Such a great series. Great characters and lots of suspense and intrigue. If you love a good clean murder mystery... this is for you.
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I’m the author of The Witch Tree, Sparrow House, The Sacrifice, and The Club, the first four books in the Anna Denning Mystery series; All Souls, the first thriller in the Gatehouse series; and The Adventure of Geraldine Woolkins, a book for both children and adults. The Witch Tree was a 2011 Grace Award finalist.

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