Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Blog Tour: Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen (Review/Giveaway)


About the Book

Genre: Mystery, #1, An Elizabeth Harris Mystery Series
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: January 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Amish country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has always been a place of quiet beauty—until a shocking murder shatters the peace, and leaves a troubled detective picking up the pieces…

After her husband is murdered, Detective Elizabeth Harris turns in her NYPD badge and moves back home, hoping that a quiet life in remote Pennsylvania Dutch country will help her overcome the dark memories of her ten years in New York. But when a beautiful, scantily clad “English” girl is found dead in the barn of a prominent Amish family, Elizabeth knows that she’s uncovered an evil that could shake the community to its core.

Elizabeth’s boss is convinced this was the work of an “English,” as outsiders are called in Lancaster County. But Elizabeth isn’t so sure. All she’s missing is an actual lead—until another body is found: this time, a missing Amish girl. Now Elizabeth must track down a killer with deep ties to a community that always protects its own—no matter how deadly the cost…

My Review

Former NYPD Detective Elizabeth Harris leaves the big city after her husband is murdered. She moves to her hometown in the Pennsylvania Dutch country, but all is not very quiet there. A beautiful, young girl is found dead in the barn of an Amish family and Elizabeth is determined to discover the truth about the young girl’s death. Instead, she finds another dead body.

The Amish, as well as Elizabeth’s boss, are sure an outsider killed these girls. Elizabeth feels the killer could be Amish. As the Amish rally around to support each other, Elizabeth finds herself romantically drawn to one of them. Unfortunately, he is a person of interest in the case and she needs to stay as far away from him as she can.

Kingdom Come is an intense, suspense novel with powerful topics. It involves religious beliefs, abuse and murder. The book got off to a slow start for me, but then it picked up speed. I became engrossed in the storyline and trying to figure out who the killer could be. I finished this in only a couple of days, which is fast for me.  It reminded me of watching a CSI episode as Elizabeth slowly tears away each layer of the mystery to get to the truth. I was intrigued and captivated with this one. I’ll definitely be on the look out for book #2.



FTC Disclosure: The publisher and NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!!

How would you like to win a of Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen? Thanks to Berkley, I have one copy to giveaway to one lucky winner.

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The giveaway begins on January 6th (midnight est) and ends on January 13th (midnight est).

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37 comments:

  1. I still haven't tried any novels set in Amish country

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  2. I've seen this book around and wondered about it. Reminds me a bit of the Kate Burkholder series.

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  3. I'd love to win this book, sounds like a great read!

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  4. I love murder mysteries and this sounds like a good one—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  5. Would love to win this book, sounds great.

    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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  6. This is a new author for me, so I'd love a chance to read this book. It sounds so interesting, and I really like that cover.

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  7. Would love to read.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Pretty cover. Most of the time it is the what draws me to the book. Do you have the final say in the finished product?
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  9. This book sounds really good. I like the idea of the Amish setting too. Looking forward to reading it.

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  10. This novel sounds enthralling and intriguing. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway.

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  11. Thank you for the giveaway! This book sounds suspenseful and intriguing. I'd love to read it!

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  12. A provocative premise. Looking forward to reading it.

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  13. Love the cover - sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. Another new-to-me author to try. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

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  15. I added a comment before I started.

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  16. I like to get in on the ground floor of series. This one appeals to me because I want to see how the author handles the attraction between the detective and the Amish person of interest. I'm intrigued by the concept of an NYPD detective adjusting to life in Amish country.

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  17. I like to get in on the ground floor of series. This one appeals to me because I want to see how the author handles the attraction between the detective and the Amish person of interest. I'm intrigued by the concept of an NYPD detective adjusting to life in Amish country.

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  18. This book sounds suspenseful and intriguing. I'd love to read it! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  19. This sounds like a great read and I'm extra intrigued because my aunt actually lives in Lancaster, PA so the setting is a place I'm familiar with. That always makes books even more fun!

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  20. There are some Amish in this region of Pennsylvania, but no large communities. I think I would enjoy this book.

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  21. This sounds like a really good mystery. I'll be adding it to my TBR.

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  22. I just read a sweet Christmas story set in Amish country!

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  23. Hello Jane, Kingdom Come sounds like an exciting read ♡ I would enjoy reading your book. Thank you

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  24. No better way to break in to a new series than to just jump right in. I am anxious to get a copy of this book and see what the series is about. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  25. This sounds so exciting! Enjoy stories with Amish setting and love mysteries! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  26. This sounds wonderful, adding it to my wishlist.

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  27. This sounds quite good. I have read several mysteries with an Amish setting and have had great luck with them. Thanks for the introduction and review.

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  28. Elizabeth has her work cut out for her. Especially when people want to protect their own. Really appreciate the heads up about this book and author. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  29. The Amish closed society should be challenging for a outsider. Thanks for the contest, I'd love to read the book.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  30. I would love to read this! It sounds like a book I would really enjoy! Thank you!

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  31. New author to me, I would like to start this series

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  32. This sounds like an awesome new series. I really enjoy Amish-set stories.

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