Secrets in the Grave (Serenitys Plain Secrets, #3)

Secrets in the Grave (Serenitys Plain Secrets, #3) Hopkins again shows the Amish as darker than our standard perception of them And Serenity as mercurial as ever.As in earlier books, there were many places here where I wasn t sure if Serenity or Daniel was the POV character And there are so many places where Serenity and Daniel or some other character breaks out in an eye roll or raised eyebrows, they re epidemics that need investigating by the CDC.This book had a bit of a soap opera ish tone to it in the way Serenity carries on about Daniel s interactions with an old female friend For a professional adult, she sure acts like a teen experiencing her first crush And for a police officer trained to read people, she s blind as a bat when it comes to reading Daniel It may make for a better story but it s unrealistic here.I have the next book in the series in my To Read pile But if it s As The World Turns than A Study In Scarlet, it will be the last one I read. Who knew there would be so much going on in the usually peaceful Amish community Serenity, as Sheriff of Blood Rock, is building credibility and making friends Her relationship with Daniel is developing in spite of her fear of commitment Easy to read and characters who invite your involvement I am on to the next episode. I gave this 2 stars because the book had apparently never been edited The story was worth 3 stars but chapter after chapter there were grammar errors Multiples times the word you was used rather than your The verb are was used when it should have been is I could go on and on Because I do proof reading as part of my profession, it took away from the book when I was jolted with these errors. Excellent A very exciting mystery about a sheriff named Serenity and her ex Amish boyfriend This 3rd book in the series didn t matter that I hadn t read the first two Great fast paced action with believable characters and storyline. BACK OF THE BOOK BLURB copied from.com Just when Sheriff Serenity Adams thinks life is getting back to normal, the death of a young, pregnant Amish woman rocks the community, is it circumstanceor murder It s up to Serenity and her ex Amish boyfriend, Daniel Bachman, to discover the truth about the new shaman type medicine man who s brought his dark secrets to Blood Rock.But Serenity has secrets of her own, and if she and Daniel don t work it out, the reappearance of a woman from his past could threaten to ruin their relationship.The deeper Serenity delves into the magical world of Amish herbal medicine, the phenomenon of laying of the hands and other cultural healing oddities, the she wonders if miracles are real What she witnesses with her own eyes may be too fantastical for her to believe.In this riveting third installment of Serenity s Plain Secrets, beliefs are challenged, a way of life is questioned and family skeletons are unearthed, leaving no one untouched.MY REVIEWA great story here Karen keeps you guessing, you think you have it figured out, OH but wait, not so fast, KEEP READING Yes, I have really liked the story, even though there are some spots I don t appreciate, fewer in this book than the previous two I think, but I keep reading the stories because the stories are so good. Another enjoyable installment in the series Interesting case and characters I wouldn t start with this one because you ll miss out on character and relationship development plus, the cases from the previous two books are brought up so you couldn t go back and read them later without knowing what happened I recommend reading this series in order.I listened to most of this on audio but finished the last quarter on my kindle and I have to say that, given the choice of narrators, I recommend the print version over the audio The book chapters are told from two different first person perspectives Serenity s and Daniel s, but mostly Serenity s There are different narrators for each, so the same characters have different voices depending on who is reading the chapter It s a bit annoying Also, the voice for Serenity doesn t match her character It s not strong enough She would probably be fine for a different book but I didn t care for her as Serenity The book sounded so much better in my head when I read it in print. This was a great Amish mystery I loved how Karen Ann Hopkins played on the differences between the Amish way and the worlds way The plot really kept my attention The last few chapters were so great, I could not put the book down Here is a description of the book from Just when Sheriff Serenity Adams thinks life is getting back to normal, the death of a young, pregnant Amish woman rocks the community Is it circumstance or murder It s up to Serenity and her ex Amish boyfriend, Daniel Bachman, to discover the truth about the new shaman type medicine man who s brought his dark secrets to Blood Rock.But Serenity has secrets of her own, and if she and Daniel don t work it out, the reappearance of a woman from his past could threaten to ruin their relationship.The deeper Serenity delves into the magical world of Amish herbal medicine, the phenomenon of laying of the hands and other cultural healing oddities, the she wonders if miracles are real What she witnesses with her own eyes may be too fantastical for her to believe.In this riveting third installment of Serenity s Plain Secrets, beliefs are challenged, a way of life is questioned and family skeletons are unearthed, leaving no one untouched. Some Amish Communities Aren T So CozyJust When Sheriff Serenity Adams Thinks Life Is Getting Back To Normal, The Death Of A Young, Pregnant Amish Woman Rocks The Community Is It Circumstanceor Murder It S Up To Serenity And Her Ex Amish Boyfriend, Daniel Bachman, To Discover The Truth About The New Shaman Type Medicine Man Who S Brought His Dark Secrets To Blood RockBut Serenity Has Secrets Of Her Own, And If She And Daniel Don T Work It Out, The Reappearance Of A Woman From His Past Could Threaten To Ruin Their RelationshipThe Deeper Serenity Delves Into The Magical World Of Amish Herbal Medicine, The Phenomenon Of Laying Of The Hands And Other Cultural Healing Oddities, The She Wonders If Miracles Are Real What She Witnesses With Her Own Eyes May Be Too Fantastical For Her To BelieveIn This Riveting Third Installment Of Serenity S Plain Secrets, Beliefs Are Challenged, A Way Of Life Is Questioned And Family Skeletons Are Unearthed, Leaving No One Untouched Going to have back track to the first two books Hopkins writes a compelling story of long hidden secrets, a community shielding its own, and a Sheriff who is determined to get at the truth at all costs.Welcome to Blood Rock where Serenity is Sheriff over a jurisdiction that includes an Amish settlement Where her boyfriend is a former member of that settlement with ties that still hold strong When a young, unmarried, pregnant Amish woman dies, it s up to Serenity to find out why That quest leads her to look into other similar deaths many years in the past It seems she s on the right track, but will she reach the conclusion before it s too late for yet another young woman Meantime her own self doubt and crises threaten her relationship with Daniel, especially when a long time friend returns to Blood Rock to occupy the Prosecutor s office Hopkins is a new to me author and her skill at weaving a story of suspense and secrets is top notch She deftly weaves all the threads together into a tapestry of truths that turns out to be a bit of a surprise, yet makes it all make sense in the end Serenity s Plain Secrets is a series I am going to enjoy catching up on I really enjoyed the previous 2 Serenity s Plain stories but feel less enad with this one I still enjoyed the crime solving element, the shenanigans with the Amish, enjoyed spending time with all the characters I ve come to know and love and I am still of the opinion that Karen Ann Hopkins is a good writer who knows how to spin a yarn So why only 3 stars I found myself getting and frustrated with Serenity and her behavior towards Daniel as the book went on to the point that it distracted me from really enjoying the other elements of the book I wouldn t have been surprised if Daniel had walked away from their relationship as she continued to push him away and believe the worst of him whilst at the same time professing to love him So you were badly betrayed and hurt in your only other serious relationship but that was years ago For goodness sake, get over yourself woman and give the guy the benefit of the doubt once in a while

www.karenannhopkins.com I loved joining Rose and Noah during their journey in the Temptation series by Karen Hopkins Katie McGarry, acclaimed YA authorKaren Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs, and cats Karen s main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove the story of the star crossed lovers, Rose and Noah Their story continues in Belonging, where their families and cultures threaten to tear them apart, and with Forever and Deception, where we find out once and for all if love is enough for them.Lamb to the Slaughter, the first book in Serenity s Plain Secrets, is Karen s newest Amish endeavor, opening up the darker, grittier and secretive lives of Amish society It s a story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely people in an Indiana Amish Community and the devastating results when a rebellious teenage girl is found shot to death in a corn field during the harvest Serenity Adams is the newly elected young sheriff in the rural town of Blood Rock, and besides dealing with the threatening behavior of her predecessor, she now has a dead Amish girl on her plate At first glance, the case seems obvious The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community, and even the girl s parents, react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl s shooting Serenity enlists the help of the handsome bad boy building contractor, Daniel Bachman He left the Amish when he was nineteen and has his own dark reasons to help the spunky sheriff solve the crime that the family and friends who shunned him are trying desperately to cover up Serenity s persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel, but may even take her life in the end Karen s YA paranormal urban fantasy series, the Wings of War, is an epic story about Ember, whose normal life ends abruptly when her parents are killed and she discovers she s a descendent of angels Still coping with her strange powers, Ember finds herself and her heart in the middle of a centuries old war in this compulsively readable novel Kirkus Reviews.Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse at the age of eleven The feisty horse s name was Lady, a Quarter Horse Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen s steadfast companion Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee Karen is currently working on her bestselling Amish mystery series, Serenity s Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal fantasy series, the Wings of War Karen is also excited to announce there will be books in the Temptation series KAREN S BOOKSTHE TEMPTATION NOVELS Temptation, Belonging, Forever, Deception, Journey 2018 SERENITY S PLAIN SECRETS Lamb to the Slaughter, Whispers from the Dead, Secrets in the Grave, Hidden in Plain Sight, Paper Roses 2017 WINGS OF WAR Embers, Gaia, Tempest, Eternity 2018

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Secrets in the Grave (Serenitys Plain Secrets, #3)
  • Karen Ann Hopkins
  • English
  • 08 June 2019
  • 9781515286530

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