Since she was a little girl, Marisa Angelo has been haunted by the image of her mother walking away, suitcase in hand, to return to her Amish roots.
Marisa and her "Englischer" father never saw or heard from her again. Now Marisa has received a shocking call from police. Her mother's bloodstained suitcase was found hidden inside the wall of a Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse.
Desperate for answers, Marisa heads to Lancaster County. But no one—not the police or Marisa's tight-lipped Amish relatives—can explain what happened to her mother.
Only one man is as determined as Marisa to unravel the mystery—Link Morgan, the handsome ex-military loner who found the suitcase in the house he inherited from his uncle. Now both Link's and Marisa's family members are implicated in the decades-old disappearance.
The secret lies somewhere in the quaint Amish settlement. But someone will do anything to ensure the truth remains hidden forever.
Perry's realistic, nuanced second Amish romantic suspense novel answers many of the lingering questions from Murder in Plain Sight. Marisa Angelo's mother left Amish life for love of a non-Amish man, and then walked out on her husband and daughter when Marisa was five, leaving behind secrets, loneliness, and endless questions. Now an adult, Marisa is drawn back to her roots in Springville, Pa., when her mother's blood-stained suitcase is found in the wall of a house. Beset by suspicious police, close-mouthed Amish relatives, and a confounding man named Link Morgan, Marisa stumbles through the old mystery. A slow, sweet romance between Link and Marisa adds to the story's charm, and plausible concerns and motives lead to a conclusion that neatly dovetails with the events of the first book. Perry's own Pennsylvania Dutch heritage lends a pleasant verisimilitude to the details of Amish life.
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Kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Could hardly put the book down! Can't wait to read more of her books.
Well written. Keeps you guessing until the end!