****THIS IS BOOK TWO IN A SERIES - IF YOU HAVE NOT READ BOOK ONE AND INTEND TO READ THE SERIES FROM THE BEGINNING (AND I RECOMMEND YOU DO) PLEASE SKIP OVER THIS REVIEW AND MOVE DOWN THE PAGE TO THE REVIEW OF THE FIRST BOOK******
The people of Appleseed Creek in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country are under attack. Soon after the dust has settled on a buggy accident that turned out to be murder, an unknown assailant begins cutting off the long hair of Amish women and the beards of Amish men.
New to the area, computer specialist Chloe Humphrey may not share their customs, but she is certainly alarmed over these crimes against the Amish and worries how such events will impact her growing number of friends who are more connected to that way of life.
In this small community, when Chloe discovers the body of an Amish businessman who was stabbed in the back and whose beard was cut off, she knows that finding the murderer and restoring peace to Appleseed Creek is as much her responsibility as anyone else’s.
In Amanda Flower's second book of this charming series, we are reunited with old friends Chloe, Timothy, Becky and Greta as well as the Troyer family and familiar college faculty faces - and even a few faces we might rather have left in the last book. And we are introduced to a few new characters - by the end of the book will we hope they stick around or move off the pages? Hm.
Who would want to cut the hair and beards off Amish folks? Is this a religious hate crime, or worse yet, is it someone Amish doing it?
On the "home" front, Chloe and Becky get a new landlord - and a surprise regarding his plans for their house.
Another page turner. Can't wait to read book three - and it's on the pile so be looking for the review coming soon.