A special thanks to Zondervan and Netgalley for a free e-book version in exchange for an honest review.
Book description (from Amazon):
In a town where Amish and Englisch Mingle every day, a grisly murder leads to mutual suspicion. Can Amber and Hannah find the killer before fear unravels the community . . . and before he strikes again?
Even before she heard of Owen Esch’s death, Hannah Troyer knew something was amiss at The Cat’s Meow yarn shop. The store has been closing at odd times, the ever-dependable Mary isn’t always at her post . . . and an Englisch man has been loitering around back.
Now, as leaves of brown, gold, and orange blanket Middlebury, Indiana, Owen lies dead on the Pumpkinvine Trail. The only clues to the murderer’s identity point in two very different directions—one of them leading right to The Cat’s Meow.
The police call in a federal investigator, but Hannah and village manager Amber Bowman are in no mood to wait for them to figure out what they already know—that no one from the Amish Village killed Owen Esch.
Amber and Hannah need to work quickly to solve the murder mystery and bring harmony back to the Amish community.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Since this is the second book in the series and I had not read the first, I was not familiar with the characters but that did not hinder me in my reading. This author does a great job of explaining the characters that reading the first book is not a necessity. That being said, I do plan to read the first because of how much I enjoyed this one. This book had plenty of mystery and suspense, which I love! And I found myself falling in love with the characters from this story. I do hope there will be more novels with these characters so I can follow how their lives develop. I would highly recommend this book if you Amish fiction and love mystery and suspense. This novel is a fabulous combination of both! This will not be my last time reading a novel by this author.