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Missing (The Secrets of Crittenden County #1)

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Can two young people survive the suspicions of their friends and neighbors when tragedy strikes a close-knit Amish community?

Perry Borntrager had been missing for months from the quiet Amish community of Crittenden, Kentucky, when his body is discovered at the bottom of an abandoned well. The first death from mysterious circumstances in more than two decades brings the scr
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ebook, 245 pages
Published May 20th 2012 by Harper Collins (first published January 1st 2012)
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Susan Bright
I guess I should have read the tiny writing on the cover of the Playaway box BEFORE I started listening to this book. Although you practically need a magnifying glass to read it, it clearly says The Secrets of Crittenden County Book 1. Yes, there are two more books and I guess I will have to read all three if I want to know what happened to the missing, or in this case dead boy.

Missing takes place in a small Amish Community in Kentucky. The missing boy is Perry Borntrager, and until his body tur
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Patty Hearts Dave
Perry Borntrager's body was discovered in a well by Englisher, Abby Anderson. Her brother Walker had been friends with Perry. An investigation began to see why and how Perry died.

Luke Reynolds came to Critterden County, Kentucky as a favor to his friend, Mose Kramer, to help with the investigation. Mose was a former Amish man and had lived in Critterden most of his life. He was getting nowhere with the investigation of Perry's death so he called Luke, a Cincinnati, Ohio detective to help him. Ev
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Laura
Aug 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: MISSING
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspire
March 2012
ISBN: 978-0-06208970-0
Genre: Amish/mystery

Can two young people survive the suspicions of their friends and neighbors when tragedy strikes a close-knit Amish community?

Perry Borntrager had been missing for months from the quiet Amish community of Crittenden, Kentucky, when his body is discovered at the bottom of an abandoned well. The first death from mysterious circumstances in more than two decades brings the scrutiny of
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Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
Though a murder has been committed within the community, this is not the main storyline in the book, but provides the backdrop and helps tie the other characters together. You get a good overview of many people in the community, from the Sheriff Mose Kramer and his police detective friend, Luke to the Schrock's, who run the local "Variety" store. I liked learning about all of them as this is the first book in a series, and I am sure they will come into play later. The main two characters though ...more
Amber Stokes
With characters that are multifaceted, flawed, and intriguing, along with smooth writing and unique chapter starters, Missing held my attention. But something does feel "missing," as this book is only the beginning of a series and doesn't quite stand on its own as a completely satisfying story. So it appears that, in order to get the full scoop, this is a series to be followed and read in its entirety.

Missing has a bit of mystery, a slight echo of a part of The Shunning (by Beverly Lewis) plot,
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Claire
May 09, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookclub
Found this book very hard going. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen but it never did. I thought the story was about the body that had been found, but despite a bit about that at the start of every chapter, it ended up being about a kiss between 2 characters. It didn't hold my interest at all and therefore took me much longer to read than I'd usually take to read a book - I couldn't be bothered to keep reading into the night as I usually do as it bored me. I would have loved the Amis ...more
Becky Pinson
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I read this book, I found more editing mistakes than I have ever seen. That being said, I loved this book! There are so many different characters from a wide range of backgrounds. Throughout the progression of the book, the plot reveals how some of the characters are connected yet keeping the reader guessing as to who and why perry was killed. I can't wait for the next book to find out more in this unsolved mystery!
Anne Rightler
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray is first in the Secrets of Crittenden County series and I, for one, am looking forward to reading the next books in the series. Gray writes a good mystery with characters that are realistic and likable and a story that entertains and captures one's imagination. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator, Bernadette Dunne Flagler, does a great job giving voice to the characters, making for an enjoyable listening experience.
Crystal
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this book and have already recommended it to others. I was not aware when I started reading it that it's one of a set of 4 and have yet since been able to find the other 3 but would love to read those as well.
Pam Marcola Duff
Not your typical murder mystery but a good read about people overcoming
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Librarian Note: AKA Shelley Gray (Western Romance).


I live in southern Ohio with my husband, two teenagers, and two dogs. My days are filled with busy activities like most any other mom and housewife. But I also love to write books.

Each morning, after my kids go off to school, I sit at my desk, look out my window, and dream of other places. The hours fly by as I make up people and places and drink
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The Secrets of Crittenden County (3 books)
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  • Found (The Secrets of Crittenden County #3)