What You Don't See Might Hurt You
Every year, residents of the small Amish community in Monte Vista, Colorado, look forward to the Ski Hi Stampede, the state's oldest professional rodeo. The rodeo is always good, clean entertainment for the hardworking farmers of the San Luis Valley. But this year, the Stampede turns deadly for one Amish man. Did rodeo fans see an unfortunate accident? Or something more sinister?
Amish bishop Henry Lapp is known far and wide for his uncanny ability to draw and remember the smallest details of anything he's seen, skills that have served him well in past investigations. He was at the rodeo that day. The problem? He didn't see Jeremiah Schwartz's death.
With a murderer on the loose and members of his community being threatened, Henry must act fast. But can he solve a crime he didn't see? This time around, Henry will have to rely on his keen sense of human character and observation, skills he's honed in his role as bishop, if he hopes to crack the case.
Who the Bishop Knows is a story of accepting our talents, putting one another first, and trusting that God will care for His children.
Chapman finishes her Amish Bishop Mysteries series with this delightful inspirational thriller about a killer who threatens a small Amish community. Bishop Henry Lapp has the uncanny ability to draw whatever he's seen, which has already helped him solve two crimes in Monte Vista, Colo. This time, however, he didn't see who shot and killed Jeremiah Schwartz at the Ski Hi Stampede. The community is further frightened several weeks after the shooting when Henry receives a threat to "Stay out of it" and another community member who knew Jeremiah is mysteriously run off a secluded road. High school student Naomi Miller had a relationship with Jeremiah and believes he was keeping secrets, but she isn't sure how to separate the truth from his lies. Was he really going to Hollywood, as he claimed, and did he really run a gambling operation? When a woman is kidnapped by the killer, it's up to Henry to find the culprit. Chapman wraps up the series nicely as Henry finally weds widow Emma Fisher; Emma's daughter, Katie Ann, and Naomi both find true love in unexpected places. Chapman offers a fresh take on the Amish genre, but readers unfamiliar with the series would be best served by starting at the beginning.
WHO THE BISHOP KNOWS
WHO THE BISHOP KNOWS by Vannetta Chapman.
The Amish Bishop Mysteries book 3
Having read and loved the first two in this series, looking forward to this one. Local amature event, a shot fired, a boy 19 laid on the grounds. Henry goes to be with the grandmother, it was her grandson. Emma, if she was to be a bishop wife, was needed, also. Henry had a gift, a blessing he see's now, to draw what he can't remember. They contained the people but, no one recalls anything. Jeremiah had a phone, a world, unknown to the Amish, what would that reveal. He was leaving to go where, did Katie Ann have any idea, and now the girls were missing. A good plot, of how an event effects a community.
They come together to help and heal. Readers will love this story as well as the series. All of Vannetta books are good, and looking for the next new series. Given ARC by Net Galley for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.