Murder in Plain Sight

HQN: Harlequin. (Amish Suspense, Bk. 1). Dec. 2010. c.384p. ISBN 9780373774722. pap. $7.99. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
On the brink of unfair dismissal from her prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jessica Langdon agrees to take on a strangely difficult case: defending an Amish teenager accused of murder. She has her hands full with the press and the ambitious district attorney out for blood, the Amish community wary of outsider's law, her boss after her to wrap up a plea bargain, and the initially hostile son of the woman who hired her wreaking havoc with her emotions. When she becomes the target of increasingly dangerous threats, it is clear that there's more at issue than one murder—and Jessica is likely to become the next victim.
VERDICT Perry, with her deep knowledge of Amish culture, has crafted a dark, tangled, suspenseful tale that treats readers not only to a sweet romance and a seriously twisted but not totally unexpected villain but to welcome insight into the customs and beliefs of the Plain People. First of a trilogy and another solid addition to appropriate collections. Perry (Leah's Choice) also writes inspirational romances focusing on the Amish; she divides her time between Pennsylvania and the South Carolina coast.

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