Crist Burkholder believes that he has killed fellow Amish man Glenn Spiegle, and has confessed to the crime, but the evidence doesn't confirm that, and that puts Sheriff Bruce Robertson in somewhat of a jam. How does he continue to investigate a murder when the confessed killer is sitting in his jail?
Bishop Leon Shetler believes that Glenn had come to Holmes County and joined the Amish church to find peace in his life. But after Glenn's death, things begin to come to light that cause him to doubt that motive. As the investigation continues, another Amish man who has suddenly and without any explanation taken a trip to Florida is also murdered. Sheriff Robertson and his team battle to solve these crimes but as more and more evidence is revealed it seems these two murders are connected. But who would want to kill two non-violent Amish men?
P.L. Gaus has delivered another Amish mystery masterpiece. It is a story rich in storytelling and full of wonderfully written characters. The story focuses mostly on the crimes and the crime fighting technique's rather than focusing on relationships, so for me it was a very nice change of pace. I always enjoy this authors books. They are quickly becoming some of my favorites.