Shunning Sarah

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Shunning Sarah

I finished reading “Shunning Sarah” by Julie Kramer and was disappointed that I reached the end. This book was intriguing and frustrating at the same time. I always enjoy mysteries, especially when they take place in an Amish or Mennonite community. It gives a totally different slant to the story when characters are restrained by the non-violent code of the Ordnung. This story had two lines to follow; one, the crime that was committed and two, the insight to the life of the investigative reporter, Riley Spartz. I found this book fascinating. Just to switch back and forth between the crime, the law and the reporter. I don’t want to say too much about the book in order to keep your interest if you read it. I was able to read this book in two days because I found that one chapter led interestingly to the next, and the next. I think anyone who enjoys mysteries will enjoy this book. There is no end to the list of suspects.


Book Blurb for Shunning Sarah

An insular Amish town . . . A secret that won’t stay buried . . .

Minneapolis’s star investigative reporter Riley Spartz is constantly in search of her next TV sweeps piece. When she hears that a young boy is trapped at the bottom of a sinkhole, she smells ratings. Little does she know just how big the story will be—not only does it involve a tragic murder, but the local Amish community as well. Once Riley is on the case, though, she sees that solving it will be anything but easy.

When Riley finds a clue the cops have missed, she uncovers a dark web of fraud and deception in the community—driven by motives as old as the Bible: sex and money. Riley will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice, and she is determined to do so before anyone—including herself—becomes the next target.


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 4.50