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HIGHLAND SINNER
HANNAH HOWELL
ISBN#: 0821780018
December 2008
Zebra/Kensington
850 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Mass Market Paperback
$6.99
384 Pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Morainn has been on her own since she was hounded out of the village as a child. Known as “the Ross Witch”, she is a healer and has visions. A little boy she found on her doorstep is her only companion aside from a few cats.

Tormand Murray is quite a ladies man, famous for his sexual prowess. Someone finds that offensive and wants him dead.

Women are being brutally murdered and evidence left at the scene points straight at Sir Tormand Murray. He is either a former lover or a friend of these unfortunate women and it seems that someone wants him hanged for the crime. Sir Simon Innes is looking into the matter, but they need the help of Morainn Ross to find the killer. Tormand seems to have finally met his match in the Ross Witch, but now she is firmly in the killer’s sights also.

This is a very exciting and suspenseful historical. The killings are pretty brutal even in a brutal time such as this. Tormand has a very long list of potential victims or suspects for his friend Simon to investigate, but the killer is very clever. He is a bit arrogant, but a very likable character. Morainn is the center of the novel. She is an outcast, but the villagers still sneak to her home for cures. She does not know who her father is, and her mother was killed by a mob, making her even more isolated in this society of clans and families, but her best friend Nora and her family stand by her. The love story between Tormand and Morainn is involving and has its ups and downs, but the threat of the killer speeds things along. A surprising twist at the end makes things interesting in this very well written highland romance.

Maura
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