Thursday, May 9, 2013

An Unholy Communion by Donna Fletcher Crow

An Unholy Communion (Monastery Murders, #3)Book Description:
The third installment in the best-selling Monastery Murders series Following the ancient tradition, ordinands from the College of the Transfiguration gather at first light on Ascension morning to sing their praises from the top of the college's tallest tower. Not one to miss any liturgy, Felicity finds herself swept up in worship as she listens to the timeless words.
But her delight quickly turns to horror when a black-robed body hurtles over the precipice and lands at her feet. Her investigative instincts immediately kick in when she sees a double-headed snake emblem clutched in the lifeless hand. Was this suicide? Or murder?
This time, though, Felicity will leave the investigating to someone else. She and her fiance, Antony, are off to lead a youth pilgrimage through Wales. Yet even in this remote, mystical land, lurking figures follow Felicity and Antony, and Felicity finds herself haunted by the writhing snakes. Then an ancient holy well reveals another body . . .
Ingeniously plotted by a master of contemporary suspense, An Unholy Communion weaves Great Britain's holy places and history with an intricate mystery that will keep readers guessing to the very end.

My Thoughts:
This was a good one.  Felicity is enjoying the morning praise when things change drastically.  A black robed figure falls, and lands at her feet.  In his hand, the dead man holds a double-headed snake emblem.  Investigators believe it to be suicide but Felicity and Father Anthony aren't so sure, especially with who the dead man is. 
This was a good mystery!  I like that the book started with such a bang.  The characters stayed true to the series, they develop further and get more interesting.  I liked the investigator's comments toward Felicity.  The author does a great job of making you feel like you are in the story instead of simply reading it.
This one was a 4/5.  Really good continuation of this series!!!

Thank you to litfuse for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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