A thoroughly enjoyable read. Set in Amish country, this mystery mixes the Plain ways with the outside world when an Amish teen is found dead.
Having left the People without joining the church to become a cop, Elijah is neither Plain nor Englischer. He’s brought home from Philadelphia by request of the governor to look into the murder of his former girlfriend’s stepdaughter.
Now widowed, Hannah is devastated by the loss of the girl she’s mothered for so long. With Eli back among the People, her old feelings confuse her. He’s of the world; she will never be.
This is well-written, with sensitivity to the Amish culture and an interesting mystery interwoven. I enjoyed it and will look for other books by Kit Wilkinson.
Having been in a reading group, I found the discussion questions in the back of the book useful and well thought out.
from M. K.