Friday, August 17, 2012

The Search

Gray, Shelley Shepard
The Search

In the midst of a murder investigation in the heart of Amish country, one young policeman finds his heart led astray

The serenity of the quiet Amish community of Marion, Kentucky, is disrupted when the body of Perry Borntrager is discovered in an abandoned well. Now the small town faces the first death by mysterious circumstances in more than twenty years, and Detective Luke Reynolds is brought in to help investigate. But before he can solve the crime, he faces unexpected feelings for Frannie, the Amish owner of the local bed-and-breakfast. Though they butt heads at first, Luke finds himself drawn to Frannie's bedside when she's injured in a kitchen accident.

Soon it becomes clear that Frannie knew Perry better than she let on . . . they'd been secretly courting when he disappeared.

Has Luke fallen for the very woman responsible for the crime?

My Review:

Book two of The Secrets of Crittenden County series, this is not a stand alone read. You'll definitely want to start with Book One: Missing in order to enjoy the intrinsic plot and mystifying mystery that binds the books together.

And if you have read Missing and thought you had a handle on all the ins and outs of these Marion Kentucky townsfolk -- well, you'd be wrong. There's much more in store for the intrepid mystery lover. In fact, I would be remiss in not alerting devoted readers to a major cliffhanger ending warning.

I still don't know who killed Perry Bontrager, or what possible secrets Detective Luke Reynolds will uncover next. Luckily I don't have to wait long -- the conclusion to this series will release in September and I can't wait!


  1. I read the first one. Can't wait to read this one!

  2. I love a good Amish book and I love suspense so this sounds wonderful! Will have to look for the first one.
    Thanks for entering me in the drawing. :)