Thursday, April 16, 2015

Murder Tightly Knit by Vannetta Chapman

He's walking down the path to the village and looking forward to talking to Mary on the way.  When Owen notices another person on the path, he's relieved to see it's someone he knows.  At least he was until the person killed him...

Zondervan and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy at your local bookstore now.

This is an Amish story, which I always enjoy reading.  They are living like my grandparents did long ago and only have a few concessions to make life easier.  

The cop is looking for suspects in the village until he finds out there is a survivalist group gathering members in the community.  Then he checks both groups for suspects.  The survivalist group gets the Feds involved and the women in the community find the one sent cold in manner and suspicious.  He's stiff and formal and not at all nice.

Hannah is dating Jesse but she's also helping Amber look for the murderer.  They want to take the pressure off the village.  Jesse has his own problems.  His brother has come home again.  He comes and goes and Jesse has been forced to take over his workload.  It also bothers him that Andrew comes home and everyone fawns over him.  They have no idea if he will stay or go again.  Why get that excited over him?

When the cops come and arrest Andrew, Jesse knows his brother would never kill anyone.  Soon he's trying to find out who killed Owen and is starting to change his mind about his brother.  A crisis will do that to you.

Someone in the Amish village is living a duplicitous life.  The murderer is trying to hide it, but you can't hide a secret forever.

While this is an Amish tale, it's not slow reading and there's plenty of action.  The ending made me gasp.  I enjoy Ms. Chapman's books and will be watching for another.

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