About the Book
Book: Amish Country Murder
Author: Mary Alford
Genre: Amish Suspense
Release Date: March 1, 2020
Is the only living witness…
As the sole woman to escape the Dead of Night Killer, Catherine Fisher’s the key to catching him—if he doesn’t kill her first. Now it’s up to FBI agent Sutter Brenneman to protect her. But with her memory missing and all clues indicating the serial killer took her for very personal reasons, it’ll take everything Sutter has to keep her safe.
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About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Mary Alford, loves giving her readers the unexpected. Her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestselling List, Publisher’s Weekly bestselling list, and have finaled in the Daphne Du Maurier award of excellence in mystery, The Beverly, The Maggie, and The Selah Awards.
As a writer, Mary is an avid reader. She loves to cook, can’t face the day without coffee, and her three granddaughters are the apple of her eye. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two cats and one dog.
Mary is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook and Twitter or any social platforms listed at www.maryalford.net.
More from Mary
Thank you for coming with me on this journey to the mountains of Montana, where the Amish Community of West Kootenai is nestled in the wide-open spaces of Big Sky Country, and a simple Amish way of life can be anything but. Especially when a serial killer is lurking nearby, waiting to take his next victim, and the clock is ticking.
Amish Country Murder is my second book set in the Amish Community of West Kootenai, Montana. My first book, Amish Country Kidnapping is available now at most book retailers.
As a reader, one of my favorite genres is Amish Suspense. There’s just something about a story that pits the simple and innocent Amish lifestyle with the dark and sometimes deadly world of a suspense. Good versus evil, so to speak.
When Catherine Fisher escapes the clutches of a serial killer, she can’t remember as single thing about her past before the monster took her.
FBI agent Sutter Brenneman has been working the Dead of Night Serial Killer case for a while. Catherine is his first living victim. Protecting Catherine and finding the killer before he strikes again is critical. Hiding out in Amish Country, Sutter is surrounded my memories of his own Amish past, rekindling old longings for the life lost to him. Is it possible to have it back? In the middle of a killer stalking their every move, Catherine and Sutter share many tender moments as their feelings for each other grow into love.
One of the things I love most about the Amish is their amazingly simple recipes that remind me of my childhood and the meals my mother used to prepare.
During one meal shared with an Amish couple, Catherine and Sutter enjoy sweet potato croquettes with meat loaf. Sweet potato croquettes are a simple side dish that is delicious and easy to prepare. I thought I’d share this recipe with you here.
AMISH SWEET POTATO CROQUETTES
- 1 pt. of mashed sweet potatoes
- 1 tblsp. butter
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tblsp. sugar
- 1 egg white
- marshmallows (optional)
I so hope you enjoy this recipe and Amish Country Murder. And stay tuned for my next Amish Suspense set in West Kootenai, coming in November of this year.
“She was completely at her kidnapper’s mercy. And he had none.”
Wow! Of the Love Inspired Suspense titles that I’ve read, Mary Alford’s “Amish Country Murder” definitely takes the top spot! By implementing common thriller tropes in a unique manner and setting, Alford crafts an original and addictive story that you will not be able to put down. The story opens shortly before the main character escapes from the person who kidnapped her, a ruthless serial killer who has already murdered six women and has been nicknamed the Dead of Night Killer. But she won’t get away that easily, as the killer continues to pursue her despite protective measures. To complicate matters, she has amnesia and can remember only her first name, Catherine. As bits and pieces of her life begin coming back to her, Catherine finds herself in increasing danger by a killer with whom she seems to share some kind of connection, if only she could remember what it is before it’s too late.
Alford skillfully writes a page-turning suspense novel that turns the normal genre features on their head and will leave you breathless. I sympathized with Catherine’s character and was rooting for her to remember but also to stay safe. Despite being described as physically small, she is strong for having survived and fought back against the killer both during and after her captivity. I love how her faith in God plays an integral role in her identity, and how even when she does not know who she is, she still communicates with God. FBI agent Sutter Brenneman did not seem to me to fit the bill of hero immediately, but I appreciated his own tangled past and his push to move forward and to protect. The Montana setting is unique and adds to the story’s flavor. As much as I could not wait to find out the answers behind this book’s mysteries, I was sorry to see it end.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
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