Book Review: Among the Innocent

 

AMONG THE INNOCENT
by
MARY ALFORD

Genre: Fiction / Christian / Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Date of Publication: June 7, 2022
Number of Pages: 304 pages
 
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When Leah Miller's entire Amish family was murdered ten years ago, the person believed responsible took his own life. Since then, Leah left the Amish and joined the police force. Now, after another Amish woman is found murdered with the same MO, it becomes clear that the wrong man may have been blamed for her family's deaths.
 
As Leah and the new police chief, Dalton Cooper, work long hours struggling to fit the pieces together in order to catch the killer, they can't help but grow closer. When secrets from both of their pasts begin to surface, an unexpected connection between them is revealed. But this is only the beginning. Could it be that the former police chief framed an innocent man to keep the biggest secret of all buried? And what will it mean for Leah--and Dalton--when the full truth comes to light?
 
USA Today bestselling author Mary Alford keeps you guessing as two determined souls plumb the dark depths of the past in order to forge a brighter future--together.
 
PRAISE FOR AMONG THE INNOCENT:
"Readers will be compelled to keep turning the pages until they uncover the truth behind a dark legacy hidden behind lies and madness. Highly recommended." --Nancy Mehl, author of the Quantico Files

"Among the Innocent is no buggy ride but a race to stop a killer." --DiAnn Mills, bestselling and award-winning author of Trace of Doubt

"Among the Innocent had me glued to the page from the start. Dishes sat in the sink and chores piled up until I finished it. I highly recommend this story!" -- Patricia Bradley, author of Crosshairs

"Mary Alford proves she's a master storyteller with Among the Innocent. Expect an adrenaline rush on every page." -- Debby Giusti, author of Smugglers in Amish Country

I have read many crime/mystery books throughout my twenty-seven years of life (hence my Janet Evanovich obsession). However, I've never read an Amish crime thriller. I enjoyed how different this book was and it felt like I was reading something truly original. The Amish aspect alone gives this book a unique twist, one that helps the reader understand Amish a little more and gives us a different perspective on crime novels.

Speaking of perspective, another aspect of this book that I, and I'm sure many people who read mystery books, enjoyed getting the perspective from the killer. We don't normally hear from the murderer unless our main character finds them, then we get a reveal of what they were thinking, how they committed their crimes, etc. But not in this story. Our author does a great job of letting us have insight into what the killer is thinking, how he thinks, and where he is thinking of his next act. This just gives the story a whole other perspective and another reason to keep on reading.

Last, our author does a tremendous job on keeping us on our toes. There's quite a few secrets our characters are keeping and when one slips out, another one seems to be on it's way. Again, this keeps our readers engaged and wanting to learn more about our characters and how it all ties into the main plot.

I don't have anything horrible to say about this book. I did feel like some of dialogue was a little corny from time to time when it came to our main characters, but it was profound enough to make me put this back on my shelf.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Among The Innocent. It's a genuinely, unique read with plenty of twists and turns, and so much character development. I'm happy to have this one on my shelf, and I know you will too. Until next time, Happy Reading!





 
 
Mary Alford is a USA Today bestselling author who loves giving her readers the unexpected, combining unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots that result in stories the reader can't put down. Her titles have been finalists for several awards, including the Daphne Du Maurier, the Beverly, the Maggie, and the Selah. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two cats and one dog. 
 
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Comments

  1. Ooh, twisty-turny, unique premise, unique perspective? I'm IN. Thanks for the great review -- popping over to watch you on YouTube now. Cool!

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  2. Thank you, Amanda, for sharing your amazing review of AMONG THE INNOCENT with your readers. Its is greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful week.

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