Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Plain Disappearance by Amanda Flower

A Plain Disappearance by Amanda Flower is a novel from the Appleseed Creek Mystery series.  Chloe Humphrey joins forces with the police department and her boyfriend Timothy Troyer to solve a death in the Amish community, Katie Lambright.  Neither Chloe nor Timothy knew when they headed for a quiet abandoned barn to exchanged Christmas gifts where the twists and turns of this mystery would take them.  Katie was a promising teenage girl growing up in the Amish community when she faced her death.  Who had strangled such a sweet and innocent girl?  Chloe came up with many possibilities and had their faults but none seemed quite right.  Was it Katie’s former Amish boyfriend with his violent tendencies?  Was it her father with his impatience toward his children?  Was it Timothy’s friend, Billy, who had a checkered past that no one had known about until after the death?  Was it Brock or Curt that dynamic duo who were always causing Chloe some kind of grief of the violent type?
I live the way this mystery writer tells the story and keeps the reader guessing all the way through the book.  Such a talent she has telling this 3rd book of the series.  Ms Glower is a great writer and I look forward to reading more of her Amish mysteries.  I had not read any of the previous mysteries of the series but this novel easily stands alone and she introduces the characters in such a way that the reader quickly knows them.  The novel though a mystery is easy to understand and follow.  I recommend it for reading to anyone who enjoys mysteries especially girls and women.
I received this book from B & H Publishing Group and Handlebar for this review.

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