Among the Innocent by Mary Alford

About the Book

Leah Miller left the Amish community after her entire family was murdered to join the police force.  The person who was believed to have killed her family committed suicide and the case closed, but when an Amish woman is found murdered with the same MO, Leah is suspicious that the killer is still out there.  She teams up with the new police chief Dalton Cooper to try to solve the crimes, both present and past.  But the search for the killer is also forcing them to face past secrets and hurts, drawing heightened emotions and fears to the surface.  And the killer may be getting bolder in his pursuit of his next victim, bringing danger closer and closer to home.

About the Author

Mary Alford is a USA Today bestselling author who loves giving her readers the unexpected, combining unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots that result in stories the reader can’t put down. Her titles have been finalists for several awards, including the Daphne Du Maurier, the Beverly, the Maggie, and the Selah. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two cats and one dog. Learn more at

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My Thoughts

This novel is a great mix of suspense-filled murder and glimpses into the Amish community—a unique combination that I do not read often!  The plot captured my attention from the prologue and I had a really hard time putting it down, reading late into the night on more than one occasion.  I thought I had figured out the villain and then suddenly there was an unexpected twist!  I also liked that the author took time to develop her characters; I liked how Leah had to face her past to grow and mature and Dalton is the perfect blend of handsome looks and sensitive compassion.  The faith aspect is a little light, however, I liked the spiritual elements that were tied in and the novel is definitely clean.  I really enjoyed reading this book and I am looking forward for more from this talented author!  Recommended!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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