Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published: June 22, 2010
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: Hardback from Personal Library
Available Formats: Digital, Audiobook, Hardback, and Paperback
My Review: Wow, book two was as gripping as the first. Again, I alternated between reading and listening to the audiobook as I didn’t want to stop.
It is very violent in the beginning but unfortunately, that is true to life. The language is a little much but again true to life. If you have issues with the “F” bomb then you will have issues with this book. Lots of bombs.
It is sad that there are predators out there of young teens and especially young Amish teens who aren’t as wise to the cruel world. I cried thinking of what the Plank family experienced.
I’m ready for book three.
From Goodreads: The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and seemed the model of the Plain Life—until on a cold October night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their farm. Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from the English—and each other—but this crime is horribly out of the ordinary.
State agent John Tomasetti arrives on the scene to assist. He and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began a volatile relationship. They soon realize the disturbing details of this case will test their emotional limits and force them to face demons from their own troubled pasts—and for Kate, a personal connection that is particularly hard to bear.
When she discovers a diary that belonged to one of the teenaged daughters, Kate is shocked to learn the girl kept some very dark secrets and may have been living a lurid double life. Who is the charismatic stranger who stole the young Amish girl’s heart? Could the brother—a man with a violent past, rejected and shunned by his family and the Amish community, have come to seek out revenge? As Kate’s outrage grows so does her resolve to find the killer and bring him to justice—even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.