I’m thrilled to bring Among The Innocent by Kate Alford to the blog today on behalf of Partners In Crime Tours. Thanks to Mary Alford for the copy of the book and Partners in Crime Tours for inviting me along.
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.
Among The Innocent by Kate Alford gave me a nice introduction to this author’s work. A suspense thriller that ticked all the boxes for me to make it a great read.
We meet Leah, a witness to her family’s murders. She escaped and now ten years on, She is police officer in the same village. Now, the killer is back and it opens the floodgates of memories she has spent years suppressing. Her new Police Chief, Dalton, also has links to her past that she isn’t aware of. We see them having to work together to attempt to catch the killer, if they can.
A well written thriller that brings a strong sense of place and characters that are very realistic and well rounded. The fact that the main characters had all suffered some kind of tragedy made them even more authentic with their flaws and each having their unique voice within the plot.
There are plenty of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing as the investigation unfolds and they try to find this evil and cruel killer. It just so happens the killer is always one step ahead which makes for such a tense read. There are scenes of violence and brutality but these aren’t gratuitous and just help to ratch the atmosphere of this book up even more.
The sense of place I mentioned is so strong and Kate Alford really brings the setting alive with her detailed writing which made me feel like I could be there with Leah and Dalton trying to stop this killer.
The weaving of faith into this story is cleverly done, without going over the top. Dalton is a man whose faith is strong. Leah is a woman who really needs faith or at least a little bit and we see Dalton sharing his belief with her, I did really like this, I thought it would do Leah some good at least.
A thriller that had me gripped, I was so intrigued with the twists, turns and suspense. I just needed to find out what was next. I will definitely look out for Kate Alfords books in the future.
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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