I received this book for free from Berkley Prime Crime in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kingdom Come: An Elizabeth Harris Mystery by Jane Jensen
Series: Elizabeth Harris Mystery #1
Published by Berkley on January 5th 2016
Number of Pages: 304
Genres: Amish, Mystery
Source: Berkley Prime Crime
Purchase: At Amazon
Amish country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has always been a place of quiet beauty—until a shocking murder shatters the peace, and leaves a troubled detective picking up the pieces…
After her husband is murdered, Detective Elizabeth Harris turns in her NYPD badge and moves back home, hoping that a quiet life in remote Pennsylvania Dutch country will help her overcome the dark memories of her ten years in New York. But when a beautiful, scantily clad “English” girl is found dead in the barn of a prominent Amish family, Elizabeth knows that she’s uncovered an evil that could shake the community to its core.
Elizabeth’s boss is convinced this was the work of an “English,” as outsiders are called in Lancaster County. But Elizabeth isn’t so sure. All she’s missing is an actual lead—until another body is found: this time, a missing Amish girl. Now Elizabeth must track down a killer with deep ties to a community that always protects its own—no matter how deadly the cost…
I love crime investigation novels in general. And the fact that the crime happened in an Amish area just made the book all that more interesting. You can tell the author did a lot of research into customs and way of life. But it was never an info-dump or over the top.
I really liked Elizabeth as a character, and her boss Grady was the perfect partner. I liked how she had faults as well as strengths. And each clue they found (whether wrong or right) gave you more insight to the people and community as well as the inner workings of how a police investigation works.
Ezra was my next favorite character. He was funny, but not in the usual ways funny characters are written. He was also vulnerable and unsure of himself in some situations.
I had a few ideas as to who the killer was. And while none of them were correct, I could totally see it as believable once we found out who it was. I will most definitely be getting the next book in this series once it’s out.