◊ Series: Elizabeth Harris Novel, Book #2
◊ Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Cozy Murder Mystery
◊ Publisher: Berkley (August 2, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425282902
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425282908
With its peaceful, hardworking Amish population, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a rural paradise. But former NYPD homicide detective Elizabeth Harris knows that evil lurks there—it’s just easier to hide...
By solving the murders of two local girls, Elizabeth has gained some trust in the Amish community. So, she’s the first person its members turn to when a fast and fatal illness takes hold, though many believe that the sickness stems from a hexerei—a curse placed by a practitioner of old-world folk magic. Elizabeth doesn’t believe in curses, and when an entire Amish family is found dead, she begins to suspect something far more sinister...
As the CDC is called in to investigate, customers of a Philadelphia farmers market selling Amish raw milk start dying. Amid rapidly escalating panic, Elizabeth must peel away layers of superstition and fear to save the livelihood—and lives—of an entire community. Because what has happened isn’t an accident of nature or an act of God, it’s the handiwork of someone who has only just begun to kill...
Author Jane Jensen shows the good and evil in the world in her latest release, IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY.
Jensen easily draws readers into her unique and God-fearing Amish community. She creates a community of hard-working families living off the land taking care of their own. With an eye for detail, the author explores the Amish way of life and how it co-exists with modern English ways. At the same time, she skillfully exams the cruelty one person can inflict on strangers attributing what they’re doing to what they see as their own injustice.
This story moves quickly with twists, turns and stumbling blocks to keep you in suspense. The tense is high as the unknown spreads across the community. The author holds you spellbound in anticipation of the next tragedy.
Jensen expertly blends the Amish way of life with police procedures for a well-balanced story. She mingles in bits of fun and a touch of romance to complete the circle.
The characters are well thought out, realistic and easy to like. The protagonist is strong, dedicated and determined in her pursuit of justice. At the same time, she’s compassionate, caring and vulnerable on a personal level.
This is a nail-biting mystery that plays on the fear of evil possibilities when it comes to our food sources.
In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen, An Elizabeth Harris Novel (Book #2), Berkley, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425282908, Paperback, 304 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. Do you find books with Amish themes interesting? Do you ever think about what could happen if our food sources are tampered with even on a small scale?