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Kingdom Come

Book 1, Elizabeth Harris Novel, An - An Elizabeth Harris Novel

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Amish country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has always been a place of quiet beauty—until a shocking murder shatters the peace, and leaves a troubled detective picking up the pieces…

After her husband is murdered, Detective Elizabeth Harris turns in her NYPD badge and moves back home, hoping that a quiet life in remote Pennsylvania Dutch country will help her overcome the dark memories of her ten years in New York. But when a beautiful, scantily clad “English” girl is found dead in the barn of a prominent Amish family, Elizabeth knows that she’s uncovered an evil that could shake the community to its core.

Elizabeth’s boss is convinced this was the work of an “English,” as outsiders are called in Lancaster County. But Elizabeth isn’t so sure. All she’s missing is an actual lead—until another body is found: this time, a missing Amish girl. Now Elizabeth must track down a killer with deep ties to a community that always protects its own—no matter how deadly the cost…

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 16, 2015 – Det. Elizabeth Harris, the heroine of this solid first in a new Amish series from SF author Jensen (Dante's Equation), returns after her husband's death to her hometown of Paradise, Pa., having spent 10 years with the NYPD. When the body of an unidentified high-school age girl is found in the barn of Amos Miller, an Amish farmer, Harris and her boss, Det. Lt. Mike Grady of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police, quickly determine that the killer used the creek that abuts Miller's property and five other farms to move the body, in spite of snow and freezing cold. A link between the victim, eventually identified as 17-year-old Jessica Travis, who's non-Amish, and a missing Amish girl strengthens Elizabeth's belief that the answer to Jessica's murder lies with the Amish. Nicely drawn characters, such as handsome widower Ezra Beiler and Ezra's stolid sister, Martha, lend substance to this tale of secrets hidden deep within a closed religious community.

Customer Reviews

First book in a new series!

Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen is An Elizabeth Harris Mystery set in Paradise, Pennsylvania (Lancaster County). Elizabeth Harris is a detective with Lancaster City Bureau of Police. She moved back to Paradise eight months ago after living in Manhattan for ten years (working on NYPD). Elizabeth’s husband was murdered, and she needs to get away from the memories (and have a quieter life). Detective Lieutenant Mike Grady calls Elizabeth out to a homicide in an Amish barn. A young woman (scantily dressed) was killed in Amos Miller’s barn (actually dumped in the barn) and Jacob Miller (age 11) found her when he came to do chores. Elizabeth and Mike partner up to solve the case. Elizabeth’s boss (and Mike) believe that a non-Amish person committed the crime. Elizabeth is not so sure, but she has no concrete proof or a good lead. Then a second girl (Katie Yoder) who was missing turns up dead. Katie Yoder is an Amish teen who has been missing for a while. Are the two girl’s deaths connected? Elizabeth sets out to find the killer within a tight knit community. One of the suspects, Ezra Beiler turns out to be very attractive and Elizabeth feels a connection with him. Will Elizabeth let her feelings get in the way of solving a case?

Kingdom Come is not what I expected. It starts off very slow and is hard to get into (it does get better). There is foul language (too much of it and it is not needed), lust, and sex. I felt that the romance between Elizabeth and Ezra developed too quickly and it seemed to go against Ezra’s beliefs (it just did not feel right). The mystery in Kingdom Come was very easy to solve (child’s play). I felt that the killer was so obvious. I kept hoping for a twist, but I did not get one. Kingdom Come needed some polishing which would have made it a better book. I give Kingdom Come 3 out of 5 stars (which means it was okay). It was a good first book in a series, and I hope the next one will be much better.

I received a complimentary copy of Kingdom Come from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Kingdom Come
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  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Jan 05, 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Elizabeth Harris Novel, An
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