Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Plain Disappearance

by Amanda Flower
B&H Publishing Group

USA Today recently hailed award-nominated author Amanda Flower for A Plain Death, calling it “the first Amish rom-com . . . bring on the next one!” As the enthusiastic reviews continue to mount, she’s back with her third Appleseed Creek mystery, A Plain Disappearance.

It’s Christmastime in Amish Country, and Chloe Humphrey has begun settling into her life in Appleseed Creek excited to see where her new relationship with Timothy Troyer will lead. Unfortunately it leads to murder when the couple discovers the body of Amish teenager Katie Lambright while on their first date.

Near the scene there is evidence that Timothy’s friend and auto mechanic Billy Thorpe is involved with the crime. The police reveal Billy is not really who he said he was and has been living the last decade in Knox County under a stolen alias. Now, Chloe and Timothy must find Billy, bring him to justice, or prove his innocence.

My Review:

This Amish mystery is quite the page turner! Dead bodies seem to abound in Flower's novels, and despite the unpleasantness of that, it makes for quite the whodunit! This novel builds on the previous two books in the series, so I do recommend that you read them to get the background story. 
The story is invariable made difficult by the fact that the Amish prefer to have as little intervention of the outside world, but the main characters, Chloe and Timothy, are former Amish and willing to lend a hand in the investigation regarding a teenager's death.

What I found so unique and fresh about Flower's novels is that she took two popular genres and seamlessly created an entire new one! This novel was unforgettable, and I fond myself desperately wishing she decides to write a fourth book. A must read for a fascinating new genre, A Plain Disappearance  is not to be missed!

This book was provided for free by the publisher through Handlebar Media in exchange for an honest review. 

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