Title: Plain Peril
Author: Alison Stone
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense Series
For me this is the third or fourth novel in the suspense series I have thoroughly enjoyed as the stories reach out from the first moment I open the book till I am done! A young woman returns to attend her sister’s funeral and learning that dressing as if one is Amish is not enough to be considered a part of the community especially when everyone knows different. Hannah promised her younger sister that if anything ever happened to her she would care for the two daughters who would be left behind. Soon after the funeral the sheriff informs her that her sister’s death was not an accident after all and with the Amish not wanting to offer any help the mystery of Hannah’s death and her husband’s disappearance weigh heavily on Hannah’s shoulders.
The sheriff is drawn to Hannah but cannot see himself converting to the Amish beliefs nor his he sure how long Hannah will even stay in the community. Sherriff Spencer once lived in a big city and now lives in the country in the hopes of leaving behind demons from his past. What Spencer hadn’t accounted for was the heightened tension in the community due to Hannah’s return or the constant threats to her life. All Hannah wants is to care for her two nieces and her widowed mother whose life abruptly changed with a medical diagnosis.
The tension in the novel is palatable throughout and between different a couple different characters. I kept thinking I had figured out who was behind the threatening notes and actions aimed at Hannah but was surprised to learn the real culprit towards the end. I also enjoyed the budding romance between the Sherriff and Hannah especially with the future so unsettled for Hannah and the girls. Really enjoyed the mystery, suspense and tension when two different belief systems and way of living of between the Englisher and Amish. Grab a copy as soon as you can!
My rating is 4 stars.
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