Among the Innocent by Mary Alford is a modern day story of murders that take place an Amish community in Montana. When Leah’s family was murdered, she was adopted by the police chief and his wife. Now ten years later, the killer appears to be back.
This is one of the best books I have read this year. The characters are wonderful. The story is well written and very easy to envision. The story is full of action, mystery and suspense with twists and turns. I found myself reading steady just to get to the end. This story shows how not being truthful impacts so many people is many ways. This is a great Christian crime story that does include topics of murder or alzheimer illness.
I voluntarily received a complimentary copy of this book, this is my honest review.
About the Book
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?
About the Author
Mary Alford grew up in a small Texas town famous for, well not much of anything really. Being the baby of the family and quite a bit younger than her two brothers and her sister, Mary had plenty of time to entertain herself. Making up stories seemed to come naturally to her.
As a teen, Mary discovered Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt and knew instinctively that was what she wanted to do with her over-active imagination.
She wrote her first novel as a teen, (it’s tucked away somewhere never to see the light of day), but never really pursued her writing career seriously until a few years later, when she wrote her first inspirational romantic suspense and was hooked.
Today, Mary lives in Texas with her husband and loves to create characters who face dangerous situations with faith on their side.