While swimming in a local quarry, Rachel and her cousin Mary Aaron discover the body of an Amish girl, fully clothed in her white bonnet, floating face down in the water.Read more...
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While swimming in a local quarry, Rachel and her cousin Mary Aaron discover the body of an Amish girl, fully clothed in her white bonnet, floating face down in the water. The drowned young woman, Beth Glick, had left Stone Mill and her Old Order Amish life a year ago, causing her to be shunned by her family and her people.
But if Beth had joined the English world, why was she found dressed in Amish clothing and strangled? Rachel's boyfriend, police detective Evan Park, is getting nowhere with questioning Beth's family. He's also troubled over the fate of three other Amish girls who left Stone Mill in the last two years. As someone who gave up the Plain lifestyle herself then returned to operate a B&B, Rachel is able to use her ties to the community to learn more about the missing girls. But when her search eventually leads to the dark underbelly of the secular world, Rachel finds her own life in dire jeopardy. . .
"Miller has written an exciting tale of mystery, love, and danger that will have readers turning the pages like crazy, wondering what the next big secret to be revealed will be and how Rachel will handle it." --"Booklist"
- ISBN-13: 9780758291745
- ISBN-10: 0758291744
- Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
- Publish Date: December 2014
- Page Count: 288
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds
Series: Amish Mysteries (Emma Miller)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-11-03
- Reviewer: Staff
At the outset of Miller’s delightful second Amish mystery (after 2013’s Plain Murder), Rachel Mast, who grew up Amish and now owns a bed-and-breakfast in her hometown of Stone Mill, Pa., finds the body of Beth Glick, who also left the church, floating in a flooded quarry. During the subsequent investigation, Rachel serves as a liaison between local police and the Old Order Amish, who want no part of Englisher justice. After her involvement draws media attention, she receives a call from an Amish exile claiming to be held against her will in New Orleans. Rachel and an Amish cousin, Mary Aaron Hostetler, head south to rescue the girl. Miller portrays the Amish with respect and understanding, noting both the restrictions of their lifestyle and their powerful community bonds. The New Orleans twist may be far-fetched, but readers will be entertained as the spirited Mary Aaron negotiates the French Quarter. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency. (Jan.)