In the Land of Milk and Honey

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In the Land of Milk and Honey

An Elizabeth Harris Novel

Jane Jensen is the author of “In the Land of Milk and Honey”. This is a crime novel and well worth the time spent reading it. This novel is set in the Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Harris is a detective with the local police and had solved a murder case some time ago. The Amish community is being devastated by suspicious deaths, which at first are attributed to the flu. However when whole families of Amish start dying, the police need to solve this crime quickly. It seems that all those afflicted became ill after drinking tainted milk from their own cows. How is this mysterious substance being ingested by the cows, which also become sick and die? It is Elizabeth’s job to find out. The Center for Disease Control becomes involved too. Elizabeth is living with her boyfriend who is ex-Amish and this case can either bring them together or drive them apart. He is still trying to find out exactly who he is and she is totally caught up in solving this mysterious crime.

I read this novel in one day because I really needed to know who the evil person was who would target whole families consisting of parents, grandparents, and many children. Finding out what vendetta the culprit had against them was paramount in finishing the book…a very good crime novel.

Book Blurb for In the Land of Milk and Honey

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...

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2016 4.00