Evil lurks in Amish country - and detective Elizabeth Harris is there to smoke it out in the new novel from the author of Kingdom Come.
By solving the murders of two local girls, Elizabeth has gained some trust in the Amish community. So she's the first person its members turn to when a fast and fatal illness takes hold among the Amish in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Many believe that the sickness stems from a curse placed by a practitioner of old-world folk magic. But Elizabeth doesn't believe in curses, and when an entire Amish family is found dead, she begins to suspect something far more sinister.
As the CDC is called in to investigate, customers of a Philadelphia farmers market selling Amish goods start dying. Amid rapidly escalating panic, Elizabeth must peel away layers of superstition and fear to save the livelihood - and lives - of an entire community. Because what has happened isn't an accident of nature or an act of God; it's the handiwork of someone who has only just begun to kill.
©2016 Jane Jensen (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
After thoroughly enjoying Kingdom Come, I immediately got the second book in the series. Solid plot, good characters and a really good murder mystery makes me definitely look forward to more.
Love Detective Harris and her relationship with Ezra. I felt it gives much more to the story to understand these characters who actually have a background and a life. And I loved the tension between Elizabeth and Glenn. And all the relationships she has with the Amish and the families. Really well done.
As before, in Kingdom Come, I enjoyed all the places mentioned in Lancaster that I know.
And again, Rachel Fulginiti does a really good narration with Elizabeth and the unique Amish voices.
I hope the author is busy writing more in this series!
Yes, it is the perfect mix of murder mystery with a little romance.
If you like the Rachel Knight DA series by Marcia Clark, then I think you would like this series.
She did a the very different voices so incredibly well, even the Amish, with their German/Dutch accents. Suburb performance!
Yes, I loved it so very, very much. I had listened to the first book in the series & had to immediately get this second book. Now I'm sad that there are no more in the series available yet. I hope there will be very soon.
If you have not listened to her first book in this series, Kingdom Come, then listen to it first. Especially if you want in on the first of the "romance" part.
I loved the characters in this book. This book works on many levels but for me this story was close to perfect. I really hope we see more entries in the series soon.
enjoyed book, really like narrator as well
reminds me of Linda Costello ,
hope there another
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Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.50
Audio Rating: 4.25 (not part of the overall rating)
Quick Thoughts: This is the 2nd book in this series and the mystery was really good. That is where this series shines--the Mysteries. It is a great combo of good old detective work and balance with working in the Amish community where they shy away from the English. I generally stay away from Amish settings but Jane Jensen makes it interesting. I am starting to warm up to Elizabeth and the ending gave me hope that some of the "personal angst" is over. That really is my only complaint but like I said I think most of that is over. I look forward to book 3.
Narrated By Rachel Fulginiti / Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
Rachel does a great job with this series. She makes everyone sound natural in their settings from young Amish children to hard-nose detectives. I recommend this series on audio.
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I've always enjoyed Jensen's story telling ever since Gabriel Knight (although I've not read any materials written under her pen name). This book is another classic modern detective story with excellent writing, vivid description, and steady character development. Will hope for a third story about these characters from that brilliant brain of hers.......keep up the great work Jane!
I really enjoy the Elizabeth Harris mysteries. The characters are realistic, and the stories have satisfying conclusions. My only complaint is an overuse of profanity. Ms. Jensen could be using it for certain characters' mental states and flaws, but it's still too much. Please reconsider for the next book (which I already look forward to). You can have a villain, a rough individual, or any other person with strong emotions without such foul and reader-assaulting language.
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Well good book to listen to. Love the first series and the second book of this author got me hooked. I finished listening to this book in one day. Could not put this down since I wanted to know who was causing the issue for the Amish community in their milk product. Overall, great story. I wish Jane Jensen would make another series of detective Elizabeth Harris.
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