Missing: The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book One (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Mar 20, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Can two young people survive the suspicions of their friends and neighbors when tragedy strikes a close-knit Amish community?

Perry Borntrager had been missing for months from the quiet Amish community of Crittenden, Kentucky, when his body is discovered at the bottom of an abandoned well. The first death from mysterious circumstances in more than two decades brings the scrutiny of the outside world: A police detective arrives to help the local sheriff with the investigation. His questioning begins with Lydia Plank, Perry’s former girlfriend, and Perry’s best friend, the Englischer Walker Anderson.

Lydia and Walker know they didn’t have anything to do with Perry’s death, but they both hold secrets about his final days. Do they dare open up about the kind of man Perry had become? In the oppressive shadow of these dark times, they discover strength in a most unlikely companionship: one that offers solace, understanding, and the promise of something more.


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This is another great love story about an Amish girl. - Goodreads
Thus, the pace is rather slow. - Goodreads
This book was a real page turner. - Christianbook.com

Review: Missing (The Secrets of Crittenden County #1)

User Review  - ladyliz - Goodreads

This is a great book, about an Amish boy who disappears and is missing. His body is discovered in the bottom of a well. His two friends both know secrets about him but they don't know whether to tell ... Read full review

Review: Missing (The Secrets of Crittenden County #1)

User Review  - Martha Valasek - Goodreads

An intriguing mix of genres, a mystery set in an Amish setting with people among both "English" and Amish characters. The story plot caught my interest that I decided to read the three novels in the set. Read full review


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Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
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About the author (2012)

Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.

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