I finished reading “Shunning Sarah” by Julie Kramer and was disappointed that I reached the end. This book was intriguing and frustrating at the same time. I always enjoy mysteries, especially when they take place in an Amish or Mennonite community. It gives a totally different slant to the story when characters are restrained by the non-violent code of the Ordnung. This story had two lines to follow; one, the crime that was committed and two, the insight to the life of the investigative reporter, Riley Spartz. I found this book fascinating. Just to switch back and forth between the crime, the law and the reporter. I don’t want to say too much about the book in order to keep your interest if you read it. I was able to read this book in two days because I found that one chapter led interestingly to the next, and the next. I think anyone who enjoys mysteries will enjoy this book. There is no end to the list of suspects.
This book is an Advanced Reader’s Copy given freely by the publisher for review.