Among the Innocent by Mary Alford review

Synopsis

When Leah Miller’s entire Amish family was murdered ten years ago, the person believed responsible took his own life. Since then, Leah left the Amish and joined the police force. Now, after another Amish woman is found murdered with the same MO, it becomes clear that the wrong man may have been blamed for her family’s deaths.

As Leah and the new police chief, Dalton Cooper, work long hours struggling to fit the pieces together in order to catch the killer, they can’t help but grow closer. When secrets from both of their pasts begin to surface, an unexpected connection between them is revealed. But this is only the beginning. Could it be that the former police chief framed an innocent man to keep the biggest secret of all buried? And what will it mean for Leah–and Dalton–when the full truth comes to light?

USA Today¬†bestselling author Mary Alford keeps you guessing as two determined souls plumb the dark depths of the past in order to forge a brighter future–together.

My Thoughts

I was very interested on this book based on the synopsis. Most Amish Christian fiction books that I’ve read are romance based so the concept of a serial killer in the Amish community sounded really intriguing. Unfortunately, this one just wasn’t it.

I found the story to be extremely far fetched in several way. I’m not a police expert but I am pretty sure when there is a serial killer stalking a small community, the FBI steps in. I also found it slightly ridiculous that the main character who was once a victim of said killer was allowed to help with the current case. It seemed like a huge conflict of interest to me.

The romance was also not my favorite, but that is a running pet peeve that I have with Christian suspense. It seems that these characters always want to add romance to their lives in spite of being stalked, assaulted, looking for killers, etc.

There are many high ratings for this book so I think many people will enjoy it, it just wasn’t for me. There were some graphic descriptions of murder scenes for those who are a bit squeamish.

I received this book to read and review from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

My Rating

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