Thursday, June 18, 2015

Murder Tightly Knit

Author: Vannetta Chapman               
Publisher: Zondervan
December 2014
ISBN:  978-0310325697
Genre: Amish murder mystery
Series: An Amish Village Mystery

In a town where Amish and Englisch Mingle every day, a grisly murder leads to mutual suspicion. Can Amber and Hannah find the killer before fear unravels the community . . . and before he strikes again?

Even before she heard of Owen Esch’s death, Hannah Troyer knew something was amiss at The Cat’s Meow yarn shop. The store has been closing at odd times, the ever-dependable Mary isn’t always at her post . . . and an Englisch man has been loitering around back.

Now, as leaves of brown, gold, and orange blanket Middlebury, Indiana, Owen lies dead on the Pumpkinvine Trail. The only clues to the murderer’s identity point in two very different directions—one of them leading right to The Cat’s Meow.

The police call in a federal investigator, but Hannah and village manager Amber Bowman are in no mood to wait for them to figure out what they already know—that no one from the Amish Village killed Owen Esch.

Amber and Hannah need to work quickly to solve the murder mystery and bring harmony back to the Amish community.

Discussion Questions Included

I started reading MURDER TIGHTLY KNIT during lunch today and I literally couldn’t put it down. I finished it just a few minutes ago.

At first I thought it was disjointed. The point of view jumped from character to character – even Owen’s – and I couldn’t figure out how they all related. But I kept reading and eventually all those stitches began to make sense—but I couldn’t figure out who did it. . . and that bugged me because I always figure it out.

Then I realized why I didn’t know.

And once I realized why, I knew.

Beyond a shadow of a doubt.

But I had to keep reading because the story was just that good.

I highly recommend MURDER TIGHTLY KNIT if you like cozy mysteries, Amish, and an engaging story all rolled into one.  Totally great book.

4.5 stars. Available in ebook, print, audio, and audio cd. 384 pages.

I obtained this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for my honest review. 

1 comment:

Vannetta Chapman said...

Thanks so much for your review! Glad you enjoyed the story!