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Thursday, May 5, 2016
8:57 PM | Posted by Andrea Corley
My Rating: 4 of 5 Butterflies
Title: Kingdom Come
Author: Jane Jensen
Series: Elizabeth Harris Mystery Series #01
Narrator: Rachel Fulginiti
Length: Unabridged; 7 hours and 32 minutes (Audio)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio (aka Downpour)
Published: January 5, 2016
Source: Publisher via Audiobook Jukebox
Genres: Fiction; Mystery; Thriller
Subjects: Women Detectives; Murder Investigation; Amish; Lancaster, Pennsylvania
In Kingdom Come, the first in a new mystery series from Jane Jensen, an ex-NYPD detective seeks escape in Amish country and finds darkness instead.
When a beautiful, scantily clad "English" girl is found dead in the barn of a prominent Amish family, Detective Elizabeth Harris knows she's uncovered an evil that could shatter the peace of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Even though Elizabeth's boss is convinced this was the work of an "English", as outsiders are called, Elizabeth isn't so sure. Now Elizabeth must track down a killer with deep ties to a community that always protects its own - no matter how deadly the cost.
©2016 Jane Jensen (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
I absolutely love Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder series, so when I came across Kingdom Come, I was very interested to see how another author would approach an Amish Murder Series with another female detective. I was a little apprehensive at first, but was able to quickly get lost in the story of Elizabeth Harris, a former NYPD detective that has recently relocated back to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and has quickly found herself embattled in a murder investigation among the Amish. While listening, I would think about things stated in the Kate Burkholder books, and would have to remind myself that this wasn't a Kate book, so I was able to get past that rather quickly!
I am very interested to see where Jane Jensen will go with this series! It is very similar to Linda Castillo's series, but she does appear to be going into a different direction with her books and I can't wait to see where that directions leads to! I really believe that this Elizabeth Harris Mystery series has great promise!
It is true when said that a narrator can make or break a book, so I am thankful that Rachel Fulginiti was able to make this book! There's nothing worse than wanting to like a book, but being unable to do so because the person reading it to you drags it along. No worries with this narrator, she's spot on and seems to be a good fit for Elizabeth Harris. This is my first time listening to her narration, but I certainly wouldn't hesitate to pick up any future titles from her!
Overall, I felt Kingdom Come had good, strong characters with a solid storyline that moved at a perfect pace! There is a great setting as a backdrop that isn't often used, so it definitely takes readers on a journey they aren't used to! Jensen really set herself up for success when writing Kingdom Come and I feel she has really left herself plenty of room to develop a much-successful mystery series! I can't wait to see what the next book has in store for Elizabeth!
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