Saturday, August 18, 2012

Material Witness by Vannetta Chapman

4 STARS This book is the third book in the series but the first one I have read. So to me it seems like a stand alone novel with old friends back together. Now I would love to go back and read the ones I missed. This a mix of friends some amish and others english and some cops. They all seem to be friends and respect each others ways. The characters are warm and likeable. Except the murders of course. It keeps you guess till the end on who and why. It is a clean book no sex,no swearing, some kissing, some lying and some killings. The story begings at the Fall Crafters Fair that is going on in town. Daisy's Quilt Shop is busy at this time. Three kids leave thier parents and go look over the booths and almost back to the store one of the Matt realized he had left his wallet at one of two booths. So they parked Aaron in his wheelchair near a bench and the other two ran back to look for the wallet. It was Aaron idea to wait thier because he knew they could each run faster and check a booth and get back to him before they were all late getting back. While Aaron was waiting he saw a lady in the bushes looking at the store not wanting to be seen. He also so a man come up behind her and the lady fell face down and the killer bending over and picking something up and looked right into his eyes. Aaron had Max Callie's dog with him and he started barking loudly and the guy ran off. After the crime scene people had left Callie went back to her apartment that is by the store and got a phone call wanting the money of someone else would be hurt. She was being watched and if she went to the police he would know. Callie did not know how he knew where she was and what she was doing but she was not willing to take the risk. Especially when he mentioned Aaron and his wheelchair and killing Max. So she texted Shane the police detective who was in charge of the case that she would be late for thier breakfast and the new time and place. Callie was able to tell him about the phone call and trashing her place. They came up with a plan that would give them time. keep Callie safe and her friend's son Aaron safe. So while everyone met to work together to figure out what money was missing and how someone would think that she now had it and why they think it was Callie that was supposed to be hurt instead of killing a 80 year old lady who was dressed like her. So her friends and families all stayed at another amish house to keep them safe. The three teens also had thier own ideas and plans after they were almost killed by being run over. They wanted to stop the killer so they tried to lie to their parents. This was a good detective romance story. I did not put it down till I had finshed reading it. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest reviews by Netgalley. 09/01/2012 PUB Zondervan 320 pages ISBN 9780310330455

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