Jun 6, 2011

Book Review: Murder In Plain Sight

There are secrets buried in Amish country... 

Did a sweet-faced Amish teenager brutally murder a young woman? To save her career, big-city lawyer Jessica Langdon is determined to defend him—against the community’s bitter and even violent outrage. Yet without an understanding of Amish culture, Jessica must rely on arrogant businessman Trey Morgan, who has ties to the Amish community...and believes in the boy’s guilt.

Jessica has threats coming from all sides: a local fanatic, stirred up by the biased publicity of the case; the dead girl’s boyfriend; even from the person she’s learned to trust the most, Trey Morgan. But just when Jessica fears she’s placed her trust in the wrong man, Trey saves her life. And now they must both reach into a dangerous past to protect everyone’s future—including their own. 

When I saw that MURDER IN PLAIN SIGHT was set against the backdrop of the Amish culture, I couldn't help but grab it for review.  I have to admit that I have always been fascinated by their culture and how they have been able to keep it so pure through the years.  Even though their teens are allowed to time to experience other cultures, most of them find their ways back into the fold.  And that sureness of knowing where you belong is missing from most other cultures especially here in the States.

I found both Jessica and Trey to be intriguing characters though I felt there were discrepancies between how Jessica was portrayed and some of her reactions.  This fact made the ending not quite as believable as I would prefer.  In fact, it felt rushed as though the author ran up against her page limit and had to finish it up in a hurry.

That being said, I did enjoy MURDER IN PLAIN SIGHT and a good part of the enjoyment was the peek into the mindset of the Amish.

I rate this book a 3.

I did receive this book from NetGallery in exchange for the review.  No money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.


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