After her husband is murdered, Detective Elizabeth Harris turns in her NYPD badge and moves back home, hoping that a quiet life in remote Pennsylvania Dutch country will help her overcome the dark memories of her ten years in New York. Read more...
After her husband is murdered, Detective Elizabeth Harris turns in her NYPD badge and moves back home, hoping that a quiet life in remote Pennsylvania Dutch country will help her overcome the dark memories of her ten years in New York. But when a beautiful, scantily clad English girl is found dead in the barn of a prominent Amish family, Elizabeth knows that she s uncovered an evil that could shake the community to its core.
Elizabeth s boss is convinced this was the work of an English, as outsiders are called in Lancaster County. But Elizabeth isn t so sure. All she s missing is an actual lead until another body is found: this time, a missing Amish girl. Now Elizabeth must track down a killer with deep ties to a community that always protects its own no matter how deadly the cost "
- ISBN-13: 9780425282892
- ISBN-10: 0425282899
- Publisher: Berkley Books
- Publish Date: January 2016
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds
Series: Elizabeth Harris Mystery #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-16
- Reviewer: Staff
Det. Elizabeth Harris, the heroine of this solid first in a new Amish series from SF author Jensen (Dantes Equation), returns after her husbands death to her hometown of Paradise, Pa., having spent 10 years with the NYPD. When the body of an unidentified high-school age girl is found in the barn of Amos Miller, an Amish farmer, Harris and her boss, Det. Lt. Mike Grady of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police, quickly determine that the killer used the creek that abuts Millers property and five other farms to move the body, in spite of snow and freezing cold. A link between the victim, eventually identified as 17-year-old Jessica Travis, whos non-Amish, and a missing Amish girl strengthens Elizabeths belief that the answer to Jessicas murder lies with the Amish. Nicely drawn characters, such as handsome widower Ezra Beiler and Ezras stolid sister, Martha, lend substance to this tale of secrets hidden deep within a closed religious community. Agent: Shawna McCarthy, McCarthy Agency. (Jan.)