Monday, September 9, 2013

Book Review: A Plain Disappearance

A Plain Disappearance by Amanda Flower is book about murder in the Amish Community. 

Chloe moved to the town of Appleseed Creek almost 2 years ago.  In those two years she has stumbled onto 2 murder mysteries and helped the police solve them.  Now she is glad that it is almost Christmas time and all the murders are behind her.  She is out on a walk/date with her ex-Amish boyfriend Timothy.  As they go for a walk on a snowy evening they come across the body of an Amish girl.  Again, Chloe has to call the police and ends up involved in the mystery of who would murder a young, beautiful Amish girl.

As they piece together the girls life they are amazed at the number of potential suspects; the controlling Amish father, jealous ex courter/boyfriend, current courter/boyfriend, obsessed English teenager/neighbor, Ex-Con car mechanic, or someone more sinister? 

I really enjoyed this book.  I found the characters fun and real.  The story had enough depth to follow and a lot of unexpected twists and surprises to keep me up late reading page after page.  I also enjoyed how the faith portion of the book was brought out by how the characters lived their lives and not overly blatant or out of place.  I am excited to read more stories in this series and see how the characters grow.

(Note: nothing wrong with quoting scripture, its just always seems disconnected when every time there's a problem a character stops to say "Well this is just like Matthew....quote verse perfectly out of preferred translation" and it seems to solve everything)

All in all I loved this book.

Note: I did receive a copy of this book to read and review for free from Handlebar Publishing.  All the opinions above are my own and I was not compensate for a positive review.

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