Sunday, May 6, 2012

Danger In Plain Sight-Marta Perry

Danger In Plain Sight

Marta Perry

Harlequin HQN, May 22 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780373776689

Photojournalist Libby Morgan returns from San Francisco to Spring Township in Lancaster County for her brother Trey’s marriage to Jessica (see Murder in Plain Sight). She also needs to see her best friend Esther Zook who sent her notes that implied she was afraid as something was not right in their mellow Amish community. However, before Libby can see Esther, a hit and run while she drove her buggy has hospitalized her in bad shape with a head injury. Libby insists the vehicle assault was deliberate.

Springville Police Chief Adam Byler leads the official inquiry but as he uncovers clues he does not like what he finds. This shakes his core value system. Unable to remain idly by on the sidelines while her former boyfriend Adam works the case, Libby applies her investigative journalism skills to investigate

This is a strong romantic suspense (see Vanish In Plain Sight) as readers see how the Amish deal with a police investigation that takes the “Englischer” former marine turned cop and the photojournalist deep into the community. Filled with tension and several deft twists re the motive, Marta Perry provides a fabulous whodunit (and why).

Harriet Klausner

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