The Secrets of Crittenden County

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 186 ratings

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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 Crittenden, Kentucky, 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 Anderson.

Lydia and Walker know they didn't have anything to do with Perry's death, but they both hold secrets about his final days. Do they dare open up about the kind of man Perry had become? In the oppressive shadow of these dark times, they discover strength in a most unlikely companionship: one that offers solace, understanding, and the promise of something more.

©2012 Shelley Shepard Gray (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Missing

    • The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book 1
    • By: Shelley Shepard Gray
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne Flagler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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 community of Crittenden, Kentucky, when his body is discovered at the bottom of a 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 Anderson.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just couldn't get into it...

    • By Jan on 12-04-12

    Regular price: $21.67

  • Book 2

    • The Search

    • The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book 2
    • By: Shelley Shepard Gray
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The serenity of the quiet Amish community of Marion, Kentucky, is disrupted when the body of Perry Borntrager is discovered in an abandoned well. Now the small town faces the first death by mysterious circumstances in more than twenty years, and Detective Luke Reynolds is brought in to help investigate. But before he can solve the crime, he faces unexpected feelings for Frannie, the Amish owner of the local bed-and-breakfast. Though they butt heads at first, Luke finds himself drawn to Frannie's bedside when she's injured in a kitchen accident.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • CAN'T STOP NOW!

    • By Lanna S. Seuret on 03-04-14

    Regular price: $21.67

  • Book 3

    • Found

    • The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book 3
    • By: Shelley Shepard Gray
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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 Jacob senses everything is about to be revealed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story But a Final Few Loose Threads

    • By Lanna S. Seuret on 03-06-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Peace

    • A Crittenden County Christmas Novel
    • By: Shelley Shepard Gray
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    After a year of secrets and scandal, will this Amish community finally find peace under the bright promise of Christmas? Beth Byler has a secret. Ever since she met Englischer Chris Ellis while helping out at the Yellow Bird Inn, she can't stop thinking about him. She knows a relationship could never go anywhere Chris was working undercover in Crittenden County as a DEA agent. That meant he faced danger daily and carried a gun, making him completely unsuitable for an Amish woman like herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • DON'T NEGLECT THIS FINAL EPISODE!

    • By Lanna S. Seuret on 03-06-14

    Regular price: $18.24