In the Old Order Amish communities of Ohio's Holmes County, it is rare for one of the self-styled "plain" people to seek aid from an outsider, one of "the English." But Bishop Eli Miller needs help and goes for it to a local academic, Michael Brandon. Years before, Miller had exiled his son Jonah for his wild ways. Now Jonah has snatched his own son, Jeremiah, who has been living with the bishop. In a note to his father, Jonah sends assurances that the boy will be returned by harvest time. Concern about Jeremiah's exposure to the outside world prompts the bishop to ask Brandon to locate the boy. And Brandon, too, is worried: Jeff HostettlerAwhose sister, Jeremiah's mother, committed suicideAhas vowed to kill Jonah on sight. When Jonah is discovered shot dead, dressed in traditional Amish garb and apparently on his way back in repentance to the bishop's home, Hostettler becomes the prime suspect. But where is Jeremiah?
Great mystery set in the Ohio Amish community.
If you like descriptive text, this is the book for you. Full of rich details that make your mind go crazy! I loved that this book taught me more about the Amish- been reading Amish fiction for years, and this book gave me much insight. Plot is good, and I enjoyed the writing style.
it was good but took to long to get to the point!