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With its peaceful, hardworking Amish population, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a rural paradise. But former NYPD homicide detective Elizabeth Harris knows that evil lurks there—it’s just easier to hide...
By solving the murders of two local girls, Elizabeth has gained some trust in the Amish community. So, she’s the first person its members turn to when a fast and fatal illness takes hold, though many believe that the sickness stems from a hexerei—a curse placed by a practitioner of old-world folk magic. Elizabeth doesn’t believe in curses, and when an entire Amish family is found dead, she begins to suspect something far more sinister...
As the CDC is called in to investigate, customers of a Philadelphia farmers market selling Amish raw milk start dying. Amid rapidly escalating panic, Elizabeth must peel away layers of superstition and fear to save the livelihood—and lives—of an entire community. Because what has happened isn’t an accident of nature or an act of God, it’s the handiwork of someone who has only just begun to kill...
About the Author
Jane Jensen is a novelist and game designer. Best known for her computer game series, Gabriel Knight, and her novel, Dante’s Equation, Jensen has published seventeen games, four thriller novels, and the first Elizabeth Harris novel, Kingdom Come. She also publishes romance as Eli Easton.
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Superior writing and story line.
Author Jane Jensen shows the good and evil in the world in her latest release, IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. Jensen easily draws readers into her unique and God-fearing Amish community. She creates a community of hard-working families living off the land taking care of their own. With an eye for detail, the author explores the Amish way of life and how it co-exists with modern English ways. At the same time, she skillfully exams the cruelty one person can inflict on strangers attributing what they’re doing to what they see as their own injustice. This story moves quickly with twists, turns and stumbling blocks to keep you in suspense. The tense is high as the unknown spreads across the community. The author holds you spellbound in anticipation of the next tragedy. Jensen expertly blends the Amish way of life with police procedures for a well-balanced story. She mingles in bits of fun and a touch of romance to complete the circle. The characters are well thought out, realistic and easy to like. The protagonist is strong, dedicated and determined in her pursuit of justice. At the same time, she’s compassionate, caring and vulnerable on a personal level. This is a nail-biting mystery that plays on the fear of evil possibilities when it comes to our food sources. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen is An Elizabeth Harris Novel. Detective Elizabeth Harris is a homicide detective in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (in April 2015). Elizabeth is called out when a whole Amish family is found dead in their home. Elizabeth notices that there are empty milk glasses around the kitchen. When they check out the cows in the barn, they discover that they are sick. The police are hoping that this is just an isolated incident. But then more victims turn up. What is going on? Dr. Glen Turner from the CDC is called in to help with the investigation. Glen works closely with Elizabeth to help find the cause of the problem. It seems that someone is targeting the Amish. Can they catch the culprit before he racks up a higher body count? Elizabeth comes up with a plan to foil the perpetrator. Join Detective Elizabeth Harris on her latest case In the Land of Milk and Honey. In the Land of Milk and Honey was a very good novel. I liked the writing, the characters, and the setting. The mystery was interesting and unusual (very unique method of killing as well as scary). This book grabbed my attention and held it. While I liked the mystery, I was able to solve it early in the book. I picked out the culprit as soon as the person was introduced. I did enjoy following the clues in the story to see if I was right. The book had a fast pace that suited the storyline. I give In the Land of Milk and Honey 4.5 out of 5 (I lowered a bit since I was able to solve it so early in the book). It has an especially sweet ending. I look forward to the next book in An Elizabeth Harris Novel series. I received a complimentary copy of the novel in exchange for an honest evaluation. The comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own.