Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Plain Disappearance: An Appleseed Creek Mystery...a review

A Plain Disappearance: An Appleseed Creek Mystery
By: Amanda Flower

Amanda Flower does well with this novel. First of all, let me just say that I love to read novels about the Amish and Mennonite. The simplicity of their lives and the devotion to the Lord is unique in this world today. It is obvious that Flower has a personal knowledge of the Amish way of life. A Plain Disappearance is part of a new series by Flower which continues to demonstrate why she was nominated for an Agatha Award. 

A Plain Disappearance is the third novel of the Appleseed Creek mystery series. I did not get to read the first two in the series. I will definitely be going back to read these after reading A Plain Disappearance for this review. I can say that though this novel is part of a series, the story stands alone on its merit.

The story centers mainly on the life of Chloe Humphrey. Chloe faced some childhood tragedies with the death of her mother, her father remarrying to a stepmother who does not want her, and having to leave her home and life. Chloe grows up with an English family and decides as an adult to move to the Appleseed Creek community to work at the local college in the computer department. Chloe is building a life for herself. She has a roommate, Becky, and is starting a relationship with Timothy.
 Chloe and Timothy encounter the murdered body of an Amish teenager, Katie Lambright. A friend of Timothy’s, Billy, looks to be to blame for the murder and is revealed to be living a double life. Now, Chloe and Timothy must work to prove Billy’s innocence and find him. really who he said he was and has been living the last decade in Knox County under a stolen alias. Now, Chloe and Timothy must find Billy, bring him to justice, or prove his innocence.

This story unfolds well and is a great read. The plot is well developed. The characters were well developed and had unique storylines that do intertwine well. I do recommend this book to others.

Handlebar Publishing Group provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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