Daily Review: Off the Grid by Ruth Hartzler
February 17, 2019
If you like to read Amish and you like mysteries and a touch of romance, you will love this book.
Kate Briggs is a U.S. Marshal who works in WITSEC, the Federal witness protection program. After an attempt on her life, her boss sends her to live in a small Amish community until the mole in the agency is found.
Will Kate, who is used to the ways of the world, be convincing as a sweet Amish woman?
When a murder is committed in the community, how will Kate assist the handsome police officer heading up the case without revealing her true identity?
And will Kate be able to leave behind her non-Amish ways as she finds herself off the grid in more ways than one?
By Diane Rapp
Loved this different kind of mystery novel! When Kate is sent to an Amish Community to hide from a killer, she doesn’t realize that fitting in will be such hard work–literally.
What she learns about the people is a big surprise as she secretly investigates a murder without revealing her own identity.
By Kindle Customer
A good, clean story, simply written about Kate, a Federal Marshall employed in the witness protection program who unexpectedly finds herself having to hide in an Amish community.
The friction between the ways of the ‘Englischer’ people and the Amish are portrayed as Kate attempts to blend in. A lot of culture, beliefs, and vocabulary of the Amish are explained.
Their deeply religious lifestyle and strong community are contrasted to the normal world and show what we have lost with our progress.
Filled with biblical quotes this is a very Christian clean read.
By Linda Knott
A Federal officer, Kate, has someone trying to kill her. Her boss thinks there is a “mole” in the bureau so he secretly disks her off to a Pennsylvania Amish community where he is a long time friend of the Bishop.
She is given a crash course on being Amish and given a story that will explain why she does not know the Deutsche language. The Bishop places her with a family who knows nothing about her except for her cover story.
She finds a dead body and then struggles with the killer, who gets away. Then, all pandemonium occurs as her cop instinct tries to take over and she tries to keep her cover. Throw in a romantic prospect and this is a great first book to this series.
If you like to read Amish and you like mysteries and a touch of romance….then I definitely recommend reading this book.
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