Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Among the Wicked
Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and "English" communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community.
Kate's long time love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an unorthodox assignment, knowing she'll have limited communication - and even less in the way of backup. But Kate can't turn her back, especially when the rumor mill boils with disturbing accounts of children in danger. She travels to New York where she's briefed and assumes her new identity as a lone widow seeking a new life.
Kate infiltrates the community and goes deep under cover. In the coming days, she unearths a world built on secrets, a series of shocking crimes, and herself, alone... trapped in a fight for her life.
This is book eight in this series. I have yet to find a book in this series that I have been disappointed about. I really like the Amish aspect of this series. Then there is Kate. She is a strong female lead. She always bring something good to the table. I feel like I get to see another layer of just who Kate is every time that she visits the Amish community. Although this is just part of the reason why I like these books. The other reason is because the storyline is complex. In the beginning I may not always have a clear picture of who is the prime suspect but when I do find out it is not again always in the middle of the story either. So I am glad to have this mystery kept for a while. Always a good ending. Just like the other books, this one is a quick read. I can not wait to read the next one.