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.
My comments:  I enjoyed this book, however, I didn’t like it as much as the first book, A Plain Death.  The characters were almost the same although no unique characters were included this time, except a paragraph or so about a young man in a wheelchair.  There was also a character with some mental illness issues.   The mystery aspect was interesting but not riveting.  I would like to see Ms. Flowers develop the story line between Chloe and her father and stepmother.  I would also like to see a more development between Grandfather Zook and his son-in-law.  I have questions about what is going on with those two and their relationship.  I will definitely keep reading this series  I am routing for Chloe!
I received a free ecopy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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