Among the Innocent
by Mary Alford
July 1-31, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
As Leah and the new police chief, Dalton Cooper, work long hours struggling to fit the pieces together in order to catch the killer, they can't help but grow closer. When secrets from both of their pasts begin to surface, an unexpected connection between them is revealed. But this is only the beginning. Could it be that the former police chief framed an innocent man to keep the biggest secret of all buried? And what will it mean for Leah--and Dalton--when the full truth comes to light?
USA Today bestselling author Mary Alford keeps you guessing as two determined souls plumb the dark depths of the past in order to forge a brighter future--together.
"Among the Innocent is no buggy ride BUT A RACE TO STOP A KILLER"
– DiAnn Mills, bestselling and award-winning author
This novel is a combination of Amish life and modern police procedure. I am generally not a fan of novels about the Amish but I did appreciate this one as it was centered around a murder mystery. The characters were a little flat. One reason was that the romance seemed to sail along without the typical obstacles needing to be overcome. That left the character development lacking.
I felt the story was a little unrealistic in that Amish women kept being deceived by this man and going to meet him even after a picture of him was shown to them and he was identified as definitely the murderer. Are we to believe young Amish women are so starved for affection? I also thought the villain was too clever by far. He outwitted deputies at every turn. At one point, when it happened yet again, the chief of police said, “Unbelievable.” (3018/3849) I know how he felt.
This is a novel for readers who enjoy mysteries as well as those who like to read about the Amish communities and are not too demanding about character development or tight plot development.
My rating: 3/5 stars.
Published by: Fleming H. Revell Company
Publication Date: June 7th 2022
Number of Pages: 297
ISBN: 0800740262 (ISBN13: 9780800740269)
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(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)