Friday, November 27, 2015

When Secrets Strike

When Secrets Strike 

October 27, 2015

by Marta Perry

  • 368 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373788569

In Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, a community once united must suspect one of their own 

Amish quilter Sarah Bitler's dreams no longer feature a husband and family. Instead, she searches for success in the quilt shop within Blackburn House, a place once tarnished with deadly secrets. She refuses to let the past influence her future…until an ominous fire forces them to collide. 

Firefighter Aaron King was the first to touch Sarah's heart—and the first to break it. Now a widower and father of two small girls, his return to Sarah's life brings her buried feelings to the surface. As a string of horrific incidents tears apart their community, an arsonist's wrath threatens to destroy them all. With Aaron as the only suspect, Sarah must follow her instincts to find the truth. But to protect an innocent man, she might risk her heart to Aaron again…and risk her life to an unknown killer.

My thoughts:  WHEN SECRETS STRIKE was slow paced, but then, it was set in a quiet, peaceful world.  An arsonist is hitting all the local barns, seemingly random--but he's also targeting Sarah's life, as if he thinks she knows who he is. She doesn't. It was good reading the sweet romance between Aaron and Sarah as they work together, along with their close circle of friends to solve not one, but two mysteries. I read this book through in an afternoon and enjoyed every page. 

This suspense isn't as scary as some, so if your a member of the Honkin' Chicken Club, this would be a good one to read. You won't be kept up all night, jumping at every noise. But you might be afraid to go out to your barn alone after dark. 

Recommended. 4.5 stars. 

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