Monday, October 7, 2013

Review:A Plain Disappearance by:Amanda Flower

A Plain Disappearance (Appleseed Creek Mystery #3)
About the Book:
USA Today recently hailed award-nominated author Amanda Flower for A Plain Death, calling it “the first Amish rom-com . . . bring on the next one!” As the enthusiastic reviews continue to mount, she’s back with her third Appleseed Creek mystery, A Plain Disappearance.

It’s Christmastime in Amish Country, and Chloe Humphrey has begun settling into her life in Appleseed Creek excited to see where her new relationship with Timothy Troyer will lead. Unfortunately it leads to murder when the couple discovers the body of Amish teenager Katie Lambright while on their first date.

Near the scene there is evidence that Timothy’s friend and auto mechanic Billy Thorpe is involved with the crime. The police reveal Billy is not really who he said he was and has been living the last decade in Knox County under a stolen alias. Now, Chloe and Timothy must find Billy, bring him to justice, or prove his innocence.


About the Author:
 Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. She also writes mysteries as Isabella Alan.

My Review:
 There is nothing more delightful then breathing in that cold, night air with snow softly falling on your nose. Smelling pine and the smoke from nearby chimneys and just knowing that Christmas is right around the corner. I love that time of year.Chloe Humphrey does too and one evening out with Timothy Troyer was not as uneventful as one might think especially this one particular evening in December. They were riding along on their date happily talking and laughing together when Timothy's dog, Mabel, happens upon a rather unsettling sight. A dead body in the snow shouldn't ruin their date or should it?

 The body turned out to be one of a local Amish teenager by the name of Katie Lambright. Chloe doesn't waste any time trying to locate and obtain as much information on the murder of this teenager. She starts by talking to the Amish community. But soon the evidence starts pointing its cruel finger in the direction of Timothy's friend Billy Thorpe. Its not long before Chloe and Timothy are hot on his trail to bring this case to a close whatever the verdict may be.

 This is the third book in the Appleseed Creek Mystery series. Amanda Flower has delivered in this book just as well as she has done in the two previous books in the series.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me for free for my honest review from Handlebar Publishing.