Saturday, August 9, 2014


Title: FOUND
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspire
September 2012
ISBN:  978-0062089755
Genre: Amish/cozy mystery

A murder is solved and a quiet Amish community must deal with the repercussions. Amid the surprising revelations, can a newfound love survive?

As the search for Perry Borntrager's killer continues, Jacob Schrock feels like his world is about to crumble. Right before Perry went missing, he and Jacob got into a fistfight. Jacob never told anyone what happened that terrible night. He's good at keeping secrets—including his love for Deborah, Perry's sister. But when Deborah takes a job at his family's store and their friendship blossoms, Jacob senses everything is about to be revealed.  

Deborah has been searching for a slice of happiness ever since her brother's body was discovered. When the police start questioning Jacob, Deborah can't believe that the one person she's finally allowed in could be the one responsible for her brother's death. Will she believe what everyone seems to think is the truth . . . or listen to her heart, and hope there is still one more person who is keeping secrets in Crittenden County?

FOUND is the third book in The Secrets of Crittenden County series by Ms. Gray. I have enjoyed the other books in this series even though I read them out of order for the most part. This book focuses on the hunt for the killer, and an unlikely romance developing between the murdered boy’s sister, and the prime person of interest in the case.

Did Jacob kill Perry? As his friends are questioned one by one the police start narrowing the search down. But doubts arise too. When the question is finally answered, everyone is surprised. I did figure it out, but not until near the end of the book. Ms. Gray wrote a good mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat.  $5.20 paperback. $7.69 Kindle. 272 pages.  5 stars. 

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