Friday, March 6, 2015

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Suspendered Sentence

~Tea and A Book cover suspendered sentenceSuspendered Sentence (An Amish Mystery)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (March 3, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0425273029

The national bestselling author of Shunned and Dangerous returns to the Amish community of Heavenly, Pennsylvania, where shop owner Claire Weatherly has come to appreciate a simpler, more peaceful way of life. But dark secrets are about to complicate things—and lead to murder…
After the Stoltzfus barn catches fire, Claire is awed by the response of the community. Hundreds of Amish men gather together to raise a new barn for the family in a matter of days. But in the midst of the work, a human skeleton is unearthed. Found with the remains is half of a friendship bracelet last seen on Sadie Lehman, an Amish teen long believed to have left her strict upbringing for the allure of English ways.
Now Detective Jakob Fisher—once a member of the Amish community himself—is determined to solve the young woman’s murder. With Claire’s help, he must dig into the past and bring to light long-buried secrets—secrets that someone is willing to kill to protect…

 Review:  I have wanted to read this series for a long time. I love Amish fiction, as most of you will know. I'm very glad that I did.

This is the fourth book in the series, but like all cozy series, you can jump in wherever you'd like and you'll be fine. This book is a great introduction to the series for those that haven't read the previous books.  Laura blends Amish life and Englisch life well. It makes me want to drive east to Lancaster to take in the culture some more. (I used to go there as a girl, with my parents every summer)

This was a fabulous mystery that will have you anxious to read all the other books in the series!

Rating: 5 flowers

laura_new_400x400About The Author
While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend’s house more than thirty-five years ago, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do anything else.
Today, Laura is a bestselling mystery author with Berkley Prime Crime(Penguin/Random House). In addition to her Amish Mysteries (latest release: SUSPENDERED SENTENCE), Laura also pens the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries under the pen name, Elizabeth Lynn Casey. The ninth book in that series, TAKEN IN, released in August. Finally, Laura has just finalized a contract for a third cozy mystery series that will debut in June 2016. She now lives in New York with her family.
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Anonymous said...

Thank you, Andrea. This one is, definitely, on my TBR list!

Stacie said...

I LOVE this series! Laura is an amazing author & person. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

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