Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Can two young people survive the suspicions of their friends and neighbors when tragedy strikes a close-knit Amish community?
Perry Borntrager had been missing for months from the quiet Amish community of
, when his body is
discovered at the bottom of an abandoned well. The first death from mysterious
circumstances in more than two decades brings the scrutiny of the outside
world: A police detective arrives to help the local sheriff with the
investigation. His questioning begins with Lydia Plank, Perry’s former
girlfriend, and Perry’s best friend, the Englischer Walker
MISSING is the first book in Ms. Gray’s The Secrets of Crittenden County series. I can’t say this is the best Amish book I’ve read. In fact, I kind of agree with the people who wrote the one star reviews. The characters were flat. I was kept at a distance. There is no real chemistry, no tension, and the only thing is that an Amish man was murdered, and the Amish and English alike are closed mouthed, trying to keep Perry’s final days secret.
And it wasn’t resolved.
If you like Amish, I’d suggest getting MISSING, The Search, and Found all at once and reading them in order. I haven’t read the other two yet, and I don’t have them in my to-be-read pile, but honestly, I’m not interested enough at this point to get them. 3 stars. $12.99. 272 pages.