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Vanish in Plain Sight

(The Brotherhood of the Raven #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,026 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Since she was a little girl, Marisa Angelo has been haunted by the image of her mother walking away, suitcase in hand, to return to her Amish roots.

Marisa and her "Englischer" father never saw or heard from her again. Now Marisa has received a shocking call from police. Her mother's bloodstained suitcase was found hidden inside the wall of a Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse.

Paperback, 376 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by HQN Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found the writing stilted to start with but once I got used to it I found the story flowed quite easily. Likeable characters and an intriguing mystery.
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Marta Perry

This is an excellent second Book in this trilogy. Perry is a master character writer. I need to go buy book three now.

Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews

Some books are so good you find yourself recommending them as you’re reading them. Vanish in Plain Sight is like that. Marta Perry caught me with the blurb and held on tight through the entire book with characters so well rounded I’d swear they were real. Even minor characters with walk on roles were clearly people rather than cutouts. The Amish community is a character with a personality, and many of the characters were members of that community. There isn’t an Amish communit
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Link Morgan has returned to his home and family in Lancaster County. Link has inherited his uncle’s old farmhouse and is in the process of preparing the property for sale. Link is planning to sell the farm and move. Link is knocking down the paneling in a later addition to the farmhouse and discovers an old stained and battered suitcase concealed in the wall. The suitcase contains women’s clothing, including an Amish woman’s black apron and a white prayer kapp. The suitcase also included a photo ...more
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May 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book blew me away! It’s such a good murder mystery, and as I am highly intrigued by the Amish lifestyle, this was the perfect novel for me. Perry is an extremely talented writer and I was drawn into the story from the very first page. I couldn’t put it down, and I ended up reading the entire book in one sitting! The prose, the dialogue, the characters, the mystery… it’s all beautifully written, and I can’t get over how wonderful the novel really is.

Perry is a fantastic writer and the amoun
Apr 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
At first let me say that I was a little afraid to read this because it is published by Harlequin and when I was younger I used to read some books from Harlequin and it seemed they were all the same with different names and places. Well, I learned a great lesson from this book, Harlequin is not what it used to be.

Now, I love books about the Amish so that is what prompted me to get this book to review and I am glad that I did because I couldn't put it down. It wasn't as much about the Amish as I t
Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the second mystery book that I've read by this author. Great writing and will definitely read any other books that she writes. Very suspenseful! ...more
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, mystery
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Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book! This is the second in the series , you don’t need to necessarily the first one , however it makes more sense if you start at the beginning! I love the mystery in this book - just as the last one I couldn’t figure out who “dun it “ till the end!!’ Loved the mix of love, Amish culture and mystery ‘ looking forward to the next one !
C Janet
May 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish-fiction
A good mystery

This was my first Marta Perry mystery. I can honestly say it was a well crafted story and held my attention. Even though I had not read Book 1, it was easy to get into the story.

This mystery was filled with suspense, clues and kept the readers attention.

I will definitely try another book by this author.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vanish in Plain Sight was a terrific book. I enjoyed the plot and the characters. I always enjoy this author's books. The Brotherhood of the Raven was a good series. I read them out of order but that didn't cause any confusion. I highly recommend this book. ...more
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second book in this series is just as exciting as the first. The author continues the thread of an old brotherhood in this story. How far is the truth buried? Looking forward to the third book, now.
Mary Drayer
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Totally out of my genre reading....good storyline, good character development but the ending sucked! I guess the author was getting tired of chasing around the Amish village. Mmmmm, maybe I will read another.
Elaine Watters
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was very enjoyable reading clean mystery

story was filled with mystery, sadness love &forgiveness Was nice when the Bishop helped, Surprise ending. Recommended for serious readers ,🏠
Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: series
A quick read with lots of mystery and romantic angst.
Jan Quinn
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Slow story. Very difficult to keep my attention
Janet Robel
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it
The second book in this series is just as enjoyable as the first. I love the Amish setting. Good mystery.
Vikki Vaught
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this suspenseful tale with engaging characters, a unique plot and a great mystery to solve. Glad I took a chance on this one. Happy reading/listening!
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good Amish whodunnit!!
star scherzer
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this book. Very suspenseful story. Made me not want to leave the book down. I expected it to be much like the other Amish suspense novels I read, but it was not.
Jess Reads2Much
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it
When mystery meets romance in Amish country you get: Vanish in Plain Sight. Always engaging though I preferred the first in the series 3.5⭐
Kim Roudebush
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Pleasant but not as intricate as Linda Castillo.
Love it

Very good turning points. You never know what is coming next. Did not want to put it down once I started
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
3 Stars

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Donna Bagby
Good crime mystery. 30 year old mystery about an Amish woman who disappeared leaving a 5year old. As an adult the girl finally gets some clues that could put her in danger.
Book Binge
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
The is the second novel in the Amish Suspense series Ms Perry recently began and like the first novel, Murder on Plain Sight, this story brings the Amish Traditions and culture in direct clash with the outside world characterized as "English." Link Morgan, brother of one of the main characters in the first novel, has now found an old suitcase that is fully packed and looks as if someone was ready to travel. When the case was opened it was discovered that it was the suitcase of Barbara Angelo, a ...more
Crystal Karre
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Each book gets better and better..
Scooper Speaks
Apr 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Favorite Lines: “Lying in the military hospital, day after day, he’d had no choice but to accept the fact that he’d survived when the others had died. He’d made his plans. He just hadn’t anticipated how hard it would be to carry them out.” (p. 65)

Vanish in Plain Sight is book two in Marta Perry’s Amish suspense series. The first book, Murder in Plain Sight, was released in December 2010. I did not read that book, but there were references to the events in the story in Vanish in Plain Sight. The
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Link Morgan has been gone from Lancaster County for several years and is home after serving time in the Army immediately after college. His family owns several businesses in Lancaster County that his brother Trey has been running since the death of their father. Link wants nothing to do with the family business and plans to be in town only long enough to remodel the house that his uncle left him in his will. When he discovers a suitcase hidden in the wall that appears to have blood on it, the lo ...more
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Marta Perry is a Pennsylvania-based author of over 35 novels, many of them inspirational romances. She uses her rural Pennsylvania life and her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in writing her books, especially in her Pleasant Valley Amish series for Berkley Books and her new Amish-set suspense series for HQN Books.

Marta and her husband live in a centuries-old farmhouse in a quiet central Pennsylvania v

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The Brotherhood of the Raven (3 books)
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