Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Plain Disappearance by Amanda Flower

A Plain Disappearance, Appleseed Creek Mystery Series #3   -     
        By: Amanda Flower
  • Series: An Appleseed Creek Mystery
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433676990
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433676994

This book is also available as an e-book.

USA Today recently hailed award-nominated author Amanda Flower forA 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 take on this book:

I love a good mystery and when it revolves around the Amish that's even better and with "A Plain Disappearance" Ms. Flower provides a tight mystery that not only kept me turning the pages, but also kept me guessing as well!

Who would imagine finding a dead body on their first date? Well that's just what happens with Timothy Troyer and Chloe Humphrey. Timothy decides to stop at an old barn so that he can give Chloe her Christmas gift, but when the step inside the old barn they find the body of a young Amish girl. The questions that pop into my mind are who is she and how did she wind up there and who killed her! 
Finding a dead body in the first chapter of a book is a sure way to grab my attention! The author provides a very well written suspense filled mystery where there are a few clues but overall kept me guessing,as to who the guilty culprit was. The characters are very well done and easy to like, for the most part. I thought the character of Chloe was very well done, I loved how the author allowed the reader to see things thru her eyes. I also thought the author's portrayal of the Amish was totally realistic, instead of them being perfect, they were human, flaws and all. A page turning mystery, with suspense, along with plenty of twists, makes this a fast paced read, the romance between the main characters was just an added bonus for me. While this is the third book in An Appleseed Creek Mystery it can really be read as a stand alone work, but if this book is any indicator then I believe that the entire series is well worth reading!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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