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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.DeSince 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.Desperate for answers, Marisa heads to Lancaster County. But no one—not the police or Marisa's tight-lipped Amish relatives—can explain what happened to her mother.Only one man is as determined as Marisa to unravel the mystery—Link Morgan, the handsome ex-military loner who found the suitcase in the house he inherited from his uncle. Now both Link's and Marisa's family members are implicated in the decades-old disappearance.The secret lies somewhere in the quaint Amish settlement. But someone will do anything to ensure the truth remains hidden forever....

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Vanish in Plain Sight Reviews

  • Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
    2019-04-21 00:42

    A LASR 'BEST BOOK'!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 community where I live, so I’ve never had experience with them outside of books. Their solid, conservative, communit-minded, faith-filled view of life was refreshing. Marisa’s lack of familiarity with the culture made learning about the Amish easy for the reader. Marta Perry has a knack for organic writing. Information flows naturally. The plot develops logically. The reader learns about the Amish culture and follows the clues effortlessly. Stereotypes were explored and explained so organically, so naturally, that it wasn’t until I was about to write this review that I realized how much I’d learned. The mystery is fascinatingly revealed one piece at a time so it feels as if the reader and the characters discover things together. Both Link and Marisa are both strong and weak in turn. Both have baggage, know they have baggage, and are working through some of the bags, but have accepted that other bags will be with them forever. Like real people. Their personal histories are part of the characters, not something put into the story to add depth. The romance between Link and Marisa is the most natural thing. It’s chemistry with respect and maturity—true emotional connection instead of lust. Their growing affection is simultaneously longed for and rejected, unexpected yet unavoidable. Yet, despite the genre, the ending didn’t feel like a given. In a word, this book was captivating. It was also satisfying. Okay, that’s two words. Captivating and satisfying. I am so glad I was the one who got to review this book. I’ll be suggesting this title for my book club once it’s out in print. originally posted at http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

  • Patricia
    2019-04-20 00:08

    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 photograph of a woman and child. The child is about four or five years old. Link contacts the Spring Township police. The police arrive and take possession of the suitcase.One of the officers recognizes the woman as Barbara Angelo. Barbara was an Amish woman who came to town to visit relatives. Barbara met and fell in love with Russ Angelo. The couple married and had a daughter, Marisa. The town gossip spread around that Barbara could no longer live in peace away from her Amish family and had gone home to them leaving her husband and her daughter.Marisa Angelo had grown into a beautiful woman and is very successful as an illustrator of children’s books. When Marisa was contacted by the police, she returned to claim her mother’s suitcase and try to find out what had really happened to her mother. The Amish in the area were not willing to discuss the matter with her. It is only with the help of Link’s mother and Link’s family that she finally began to piece together what really happened so many years ago when she had lost her mother.The main flaw that I found in the book was the fact that Barbara found herself in danger when she overheard a meeting that was taking place at Link’s Uncle’s home but the purpose of that meeting was never revealed in the book. Overall, the book was an enjoyable read.

  • A Book Vacation
    2019-03-30 18:45

    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 amount of research she puts into her novels is amazing. Her facts and information pertaining to the Amish was eye opening, and the prose is beautiful. The story was very fast paced, and at one point or another, every character seemed a suspect, and I loved how much action and how fast paced the story really was. Usually I have an inkling as to who the responsible parties are within a mystery novel, but Perry does a phenomenal job keeping the reader guessing, and I was flabbergasted by the reveal—I never saw it coming. Although the novel is close to four hundred pages, it doesn’t feel like such a long read—Perry keeps the novel shrouded in suspense and mystery and I was so wrapped up in it that time just flew by as I read. To read my full review (5/25):http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20...

  • Tammy
    2019-04-12 21:56

    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 thought but it did have an Amish background but it really didn't matter because it was a great book anyway.Marisa Angelo had quite a life growing up without her mother and having to deal with the fact that she believed that she left her and her father and that she did not want her. That is a lot for a child to deal with. I do have to admit that this story didn't really go where I expected it to go but that is good because then I don't think the book would have been quite as great!!You can see my complete review at: http://lovemy2dogs.blogspot.com/2011/...Marta Perry

  • Leesa
    2019-04-02 21:39

    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!

  • Dindy
    2019-03-27 18:06

    As I mentioned in a previous review, sometime after the first book in this series, Linda Castillo learned how to write and craft a good mystery novel. In this book, Kate Burkholder is investigating a crime from the past while dealing with the aftermath of a killer tornado that sweeps through town. As always she is surrounded by her staff, and, of course, Ohio Bureau of Investigation John Tomasetti.My big problem with this book is that things just got wrapped up to tidily at the end, leaving some questions. SPOILER ALERT!!!1. What were the feral hogs doing in the old barn on the Amish farm? Who put them there? Why? 2. It was obvious that the baby who Kate rescued during the tornado would end up having been killed through child abuse, because it is absolutely unthinkable that Kate, through her actions would kill a child. It might have added to the suspense had it been one of the other police officers who rescued the baby and was then accused of causing her death. Not only would that have opened the possibility of the accusation being true, but then it would have been interesting to watch Kate try to sort through the various threads and decide whether or not to support her own police officer.3. And the ending of that story was much too abrupt. At the very least, I would like to have seen the mother's dad confronted with the truth, and probably the mother as well.4. Even the ending to the murder story was rushed. There has to be some kind of impact on the Amish community in finding out that a murderer had not only lived among them for so many years, but had pretended to be completely disabled. Other people had to have known that he could actually walk and talk? Sorting through those issues would be very interesting and tell a much more in depth story.As it is, this is an okay genre mystery, but I'd like to see Castillo take it a little deeper and explore the repercussions of the various actions.

  • JoAnn
    2019-04-17 22:49

    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.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-21 19:44

    A quick read with lots of mystery and romantic angst.

  • Judy Morris
    2019-04-18 01:57

    Loved the way she writes her Amish books. Great book. Thoroughly enjoyed it

  • Book Binge
    2019-04-22 22:46

    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 woman who had left the Amish faith to marry Russell Angelo and to live in the English world. It is well-known that she left her husband and left behind her child, a daughter her friends admit she felt to be her greatest delight. Now that same daughter is grown and will leave no stone unturned to discover not only more about why her mother left but her present whereabouts. Only one problem: the people she knew best, her Amish relatives and friends, are totally unwilling to speak with her or share anything they remember about her mother as a person or why she might have left home and family.This is another wonderful and complicated Marta Perry creation complete with loving and family-oriented people, a deep sense of the value of friends and loved ones, as well as individuals who seem to be a bit "off" in the negative sense. There is also the sad and poignant figure of Link Morgan who has recently returned from Iraq and a long convalescence after severe war wounds. His deep sense of failure in keeping his war buddies alive permeates his relationships with his family and his new friendship with Marisa Angelo, yet he is thrown together with her repeatedly because of their mutual need to solve the mystery of her mother's suitcase and disappearance. Link's mother made a significant appearance in the first novel and she is still that warm and caring mother-figure that inspired the characters in both stories to seek truth as well as find their true selves in the searching. There are clues throughout this book that point one way or another and the reader will not easily discern the solution of the mystery. This is not an erotic tale but it is filled with the kind of loving that inspires everyone to see the value in all kinds of relationships from the initial loving touch of a mother to the deep and abiding friendships that enrich anyone's life who is privileged to be blessed with such.Link and Marissa have continuing difficulties largely because he is constantly fighting his attraction to her and because her persistence is an on-going irritation to him. He has his goals and his life course set before him, but as she drags him away from his tasks to explore solutions to the mystery, he must face the long-term effects that his determination to leave home and family behind. While his mother keeps her counsel most of the time, Link's brother is not so reticent and he is chafed and rubbed raw emotionally, little realizing that he is doing all this to himself. This is one of those kinds of reads that merges romance with mystery and brings the best of both to the reader. Ms Perry's novels are always studies in the clashes of culture, the inner workings of people's minds and feelings, and the waxing and waning of relationships. It is so true in this story. It is the kind of book that inspires even as it meets head-on many of the prejudices we "English" have about the Amish and their life. As one who grew up in surroundings rich in the Amish influences of Eastern Pennsylvania, Ms Perry has brought her knowledge as well as her admiration of the Amish ways to bear in her stories. Readers would do well to pay attention as she gives readers the opportunities to know better these unique and delightful people, from their way of speaking to their sense of community that goes so far beyond what most Americans have ever experienced.This was another very satisfying reading experience for me and I found I enjoyed that sense of connection with the first novel in this series. While both are stand alone stories, they compliment each other. I also liked the fact that the Morgans figured prominently in both books. They are people I would have liked to know in real life. The culmination of Link and Marissa's attraction was somewhat speedy at the end of the book, but I have the feeling that readers will be able to follow their story as it unfolds in coming books in the series.I give this novel a 4.5 out of 5.This review was originally posted on Book Binge by Judith.

  • Crystal Karre
    2019-04-09 01:02

    Each book gets better and better..

  • Scooper Speaks
    2019-04-01 22:55

    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 references helped me understand the way the community of Lancaster County reacted to Marisa’s inquiries about the past. Vanish in Plain Sight is a stand alone despite being part of a series.Vanish in Plain Sight is a nice introduction to the Amish community. Neither the hero or the heroine are Amish, but their everyday life comes into contact with the Amish of Lancaster County. Those interactions show the complex nature of the Amish and make the story so much more than a simple love story set in Pennsylvania.The mystery about the disappearance of Marisa’s mother was neatly woven with the story of a Marisa and Link finding love. Neither is looking for a relationship, but each sees something within the other. Something they want to hold close, but aren’t sure if they are worthy of for vastly different reasons. Marisa grew up thinking that her mother abandoned her and Link is a traumatized veteran of the Afghanistan war.What bothered me? I didn’t understand Marisa’s irrational fear of the Amish. Even after she explained “My grandmother said it was like a cult that wouldn’t let her (Marisa’s mother) go.” This is a grown woman who jumps and is often frozen just by the sight of an Amish person. She reacts much better as the story progresses, but I just don’t get it. It could be because I live in Indiana and have seen or interacted with Amish throughout my life. Regardless it irked the crap out of me.Read this or Skip it? Read the book. It’s a suspense filled romance set in a small town where ♪♫ everybody knows your name. Sometimes you wanna go ♫ ♪♫ Okay, I got a little excited. But you get my point. Vanish in Plain Sight is a comfortable book which satisfies those looking for a roller coaster ride ending with a happily ever after.

  • Gloria
    2019-04-07 17:53

    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 local township police chief is called in. Inside the suitcase are some Amish clothing, including a prayer kapp and a picture of a woman and a little girl. It is decided that the suitcase belongs to Barbara Angelo, a woman who left the Amish community to marry an Englischer. But since then, Barbara left her husband and daughter and has been missing for years. Barbara worked as a housekeeper for Link and Trey's uncle before she disappeared. Marisa Angelo can't believe it when Adam Byler, police chief, called her to let her know that her mother's suitcase had been found in the wall of the house where she worked. Her father is off traveling around in an RV and she can't get in touch with him. She doesn't remember her mother but her father Russ has always told her that her mother left to go back to her Amish family in Indiana. He and Marisa left Lancaster County after his wife left them. Over the years, Marisa has tried to get in touch with her relatives to find out about her mother but they were not very helpful. While in Lancaster County, Marisa keeps hitting dead ends with the Amish. No one will talk to her about her mother. She does finally connect with a cousin of her mother's. Link doesn't want to think that his uncle could be involved. It seems that there was friction between Barbara and an old suitor as well as a cousin. But as she and Link continue to investigate, someone wants the mystery to stay hidden and will do whatever it takes to stop Marisa from finding the truth.This is Amish suspense that will keep you glued to the pages--typical of Marta Perry novels.

  • Abbie
    2019-04-18 21:41

    In book two we hear the story of Trey’s brother Link. He is home from the service after an accident that left his with some injury's and bad memories. He is working to remodel a house left to him by his uncle. While doing the repairs he finds a suitcase behind the wall. It soon becomes clear there is something not quite right. Marisa has wondered for years why her mother left her one day when she was a little girl and never came back. Now she receives a phone call telling her that a suitcase belonging to her mom has been found and she soon heads for Lancaster County to find out the truth about her mother once and for all. She soon finds herself working with Link to find out the truth. Sparks fly as these two dig deeper into this mystery. Will Link let go of his fear from his military accident and find true love or with the secrets from this town threaten to stop them in their tracks?I enjoyed this book. I found the main characters enjoyable. It was fun to jump back into this family where mystery seems to be behind every corner. The author does a good job of incorporating the characters from the first book with out taking away from the story at hand. She also ties in some of the story line from the first book so its important to read Murder in Plain Sight first. I am already excited to read the third book in this series(don’t know the publishing date yet). I like how both Link and Marisa came across as real people in this book. Link was trying to run from what happened over seas and Marisa was dealing with the abandonment from her mother. As the book moved forward I felt they both dealt with the issues at hand well and it did not feel forced or fake. If you enjoy a good romance and mystery book I think you will enjoy this book!http://abbiesreadingcorner.com/2011/0...

  • Laura
    2019-03-31 01:07

    Title: VANISH IN PLAIN SIGHTAuthor: Marta PerryPublisher: HarlequinMay 2011ISBN: 978-0-373-77576-7Genre: Amish mysteryMarisa Angelo’s mother left when Marisa was only five years old. Marisa was told that her mother decided to go back to her Amish family, that she missed her faith too much. Marisa never questioned that, until she gets a phone call from the police, stating that her mother’s suitcase was found inside a house that was being renovated. Marisa immediately drops everything and returns to her hometown to learn the truth—the situation was investigated all those years ago—who investigates a wife leaving her husband—but now, with limited evidence, the police grudgingly agree to look into it, though they doubt they’ll solve the case—if there is one. Marisa is desperate for answers, but no one, not even Marisa’s Amish relatives can explain what happened to her mother. But someone will do anything to make sure the truth remains hidden. VANISH IN PLAIN SIGHT is the second Amish mystery by Marta Perry I’ve read. It is full of detail, I could almost smell the dust as the men torn the drywall down in the house they were renovating, I could see the blood stains on the suitcase, and I could feel Marisa’s fear when she went to the house where the suitcase was found. It made me curious why Marisa felt as she did about the house. Had she witnessed something she was repressing?I never did get a firm grasp on Marisa. She seemed distant in this story, like she didn’t want the reader to get too close. As a result I didn’t enjoy the book as much as I would have liked. I did solve the mystery fairly early on, even though there were plenty of red herrings planted. Maybe because I know how a writer’s mind works. If you are looking for an Amish mystery to read, VANISH IN PLAIN SIGHT is a good choice. $7.99. 376 pages.

  • Cindy
    2019-04-24 00:01

    Marissa Angelo has always missed her mother. She had left Marissa and her father to return to the Amish life she had left behind upon marrying. Supposedly. At only five years old, not much was told to Marissa or explained to her, and the memories that she had of her mother and her childhood, she has suppressed. However during a remodel job at a house in Springville, where her mother once worked as a housekeeper, a discovery was fixing to change all of that. Her mother's suitcase was discovered hidden inside the drywall. A suitcase with blood on it. Marissa is determined that knowing what happened, however hard that may be to accept, will be much better than the torment of not knowing. She also has determined she is not returning home to Baltimore until she has answers. How was she to know that these decisions would place her in physical danger, and also result in her loosing her heart to Link Morgan, the man who found the suitcase? Just trying to find people who can help her remember her mother, seems to put the people in the small town of Springville on edge, the Englishers and Amish alike. After gaining permission from the Bishop to speak to her relatives, she is dismayed that not all of them are willing to talk with her. How will she ever learn more about her mom? This book is a great pocket sized mystery. Chock full of excitement and suspense, you will have to keep reading to the end to find out who is responsible for all the trouble brought upon Marissa, and the Morgan family. Definitely a nice way to spend an afternoon!! 376 pages US $7.99 4 stars.This book was given to me as a gift, I chose to review it on my own. No payment was received for my review.

  • Camille
    2019-04-11 17:43

    Vanish In Plain Sight by Marta PerryAs a disclaimer, Vanish In Plain Sight was graciously provided to me as an advance review by NetGalley. I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just an honest one.Vanish In Plain Sight is the second book in Marta Perry's Amish Suspense series. The books can easily be read as standalone pieces. You can read my review of the first book, Murder In Plain Sight here.Vanish In Plain Sight by Marta Perry is the story of Marisa Angelo who heads to Lancaster County when Link Morgan finds her mother's suitcase in the wall of their old home.The only memory Marisa really has is of her mother leaving one night, with suitcase in hand, and no reason as to why. After that, she never saw her mother again...Link is working on remodeling the house so he can sell it when he finds the suitcase, dragging him into the mystery of Marisa Angelo's mother's disappearance, whether or not he wants to be involved...and whether or not some mysterious members of the community want him involved.Will Marisa find her mother? Will the suitcase help answer the secrets of her mother's disappearance?Read Vanish In Plain Sight to find out!I love mysteries. I love Amish fiction. I love Marta Perry. Combining all three is just a winning situation for me!I loved the characters. I loved the mystery. I certainly was not able to guess the outcome (which means it was a good mystery), and of course the slight hint of romance. Such a deep mystery set in the typically idyllic and peaceful community of Lancaster County is a lovely contrast full of intrigue and mystery. I highly recommend this book!4 out of 5 stars!

  • Judith
    2019-04-01 22:45

    4.=25 out of 5. Marta Perry is one of those writers that can be trusted to give the reader a marvelous story full of wonderful people and whose characters speak to the emotions and the minds with clear voices. Even the bad guys are drawn with deft lines and some who dwell in shadows or who masquerade as good people have that sense given to them that there is something slightly "off." So it is in this second novel in the Amish Suspenses series. As always, Perry brings the Amish traditions and the English world together in a way that exposes the deep prejudices of many in the English world and the ever-present faith that guides the Amish in their desire to live in a way that testifies to their deep trust in God. It is an inspirational novel that resonates with readers of all faith traditions and regardless of one's belief there will be lessons to be learned--believing in oneself, trusting one's own instincts, being relentless in the search for truth, and treasuring love and loyalty in whatever forms they may assume. Perry was raised in a part of Pennsylvania that is rich in the Amish heritage so she brings not only facts but a sense of who this people are and what makes them who they are. Just a terrific read and one that is worth the time and effort to read.

  • Carmen
    2019-04-06 00:40

    Goodreads win.Suspense? Mmm...maybe a bit, but still keeps you off the edge. I enjoyed reading this novel, but I didn't entirely like how Marta Perry delivered the story. I felt like whenever I got excited during a paragraph, the next sentence or so made me lose that excitement. Still enjoyed the story though. :)Story about an ex-militant who only wants to renovate the house he inherited from his uncle and leave the town and start a new and quiet life. But then he finds a suitcase with the clothing of an Amish woman's' between the addition of a wall. The next thing he knows, he's gotten himself involved with the daughter of the owner of the mysterious suitcase. Marisa and Link together with the help of Link's family and the chief officer try to piece together what had happened to Marisa's mother's disappearance 23years ago. Throughout the whole book, their feelings for each other grow, but will they give in to one another? Or will Link keep away from her afraid that his uncle's reputation and most importantly his protection of his mother might be ruined?

  • Lisa
    2019-03-25 02:06

    a GREAT FOLLOW-UP TO "Murder In Plain Sight". This novel focuses on Trey's younger brother Link Morgan, and his struggole in dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder upon returning from Afghanistan. Most of Link's unit had been killed in the bombing of a school they were trying to protect and he is grieving not only the loss of his buddies, but the loss of innocent children as well. Marisa Angelo comes to Springville, in the hopes of tracking down the mother who abandoned her to return to her Amish roots. A bloodstained suitcase found in the wall of his uncle's former home that he is renovating brings Link and Marisa together. As they work to unravel the secret of the suitcase....and Link's uncle's connection to the Brotherhood of the Raven.....Marisa and Link not only fall in love, but resolve the issues that have been plaguing them as adults. The book ends with a lead in to Link's twin sister Libby's return to Pennsylvania from California.....

  • Kristi
    2019-03-29 22:54

    I truly cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this book and the other book in this series. I LOVED them both. I will say try and read them in order because this book gives away the killer in the first book.Perry has such a way of writing that you feel like you are sitting at the table or out walking with the characters. I especially loved Link and his emotions which I am sure would be so real if someone goes through what he had went through. The other thing that I enjoyed was learning about Pennsylvania Dutch history. I was educated on the symbols that I have seen on barns and other things from the Amish. Very cool.Also with this book, I did not guess the killer until it was upon me. Love this because this does not usually happen when I am reading mysteries. I look forward to the next one in the series and will be recommending this series often. Why not check it out.

  • Eva Gerus
    2019-04-12 21:07

    At first, I was reluclant to take the book, but the cover with the boogie and the title Vanish in Plain Sight made me curious. I am glad my curiosity made me discover this fabulous writer. The story is about a mystery of Marisa' s mother disappearance, an AMISH woman, that married outside her community. One day, she disappeared, and some twenty something years later, Link, discovered in his uncle house, a luggage, with a picture of an Amish woman and a little girl. This little girl is Marisa, and she comes to dig the past, and discover what happened to her mother. Was she mudered or did she really abandoned her family. Beautifully written, and describing the Amish communtiy and it rules, the story is about well developed characters. I loved this book, since it is not a mystery, it is a real quest of a woman for answers and her determination to find the truth to set her free.

  • Jan
    2019-04-12 19:52

    Link Morgan is just trying to finish remodeling the house he inherited when he finds a suitcase buried in a wall. Marisa Angelo is in Baltimore, when she is notified that a suitcase belonging to her missing mother has been found. So these two lives come together in a search for a woman, long thought to be a runaway. Maybe she did not leave on her own after all. This book got off to a bit of a slow start. Having read the first book, I am familiar with many of the characters so that was a bit surprising. However, it picks up and overall I enjoyed this book. The mystery is pretty good and there is the continuing mystery of the "society" that I hope will be resolved in the third book. The Amish characters are more in the background in this book. I would have liked to see more about the Amish culture. But it is a nice quick read with enough mystery to keep me engaged.

  • Delores
    2019-04-22 17:38

    This book was pleasantly refreshing and entertaining. By refreshing, I mean that it was "clean" read, no cussing, no smut, just a good "who done it" story. Marissa Angelo's mother left when she was five under a cloud of mystery and Marissa always yearned for the truth. Fast forward to Marissa's adult life and the past comes rushing back when her mother's suitcase is found in the wall of a home in the community they used to live. Her mother was Amish but left the church to marry Marissa's father. Marissa had her own preconceived notions about the Amish but she would soon learn what was true and what was false. She would also finally learn the fate of her mother. As a side note, this book #2 in an Amish mystery series. I didn't realize that when I picked the book up but I was able to follow this book without having read book #1.

  • Shelly
    2019-03-29 01:04

    I have never read any of Marta Perry's book and I really enjoyed her book. Even though it says romance it was more of a mystery to me. Vanish in Plain Sight is about Marisa's mother who disappeared over 20 years ago and Link who inherits a house finds her mother's suitcase in the wall. He is very relucent to help her since he has his own problems to deal with after getting out of the VA hospital. I couldn't put the book down until I knew what happened to the mother all those years ago. This says its the second in the series but I didn't read the first one, so know I will but this book does not follow after the first one like some series do.

  • Cathleen
    2019-03-28 01:49

    This is the first book I have read written by this author. I enjoyed this story so much and didn't want it to end. The story delves into the Amish culture and includes the non-Amish living in Dutch Pennsylvania. Throughout the story you read about the ways and beliefs of the Amish. As well as follow an interesting story about the mysterious disappearance of a young child's mother. This young mother was a banned Amish woman who left the church to marry a non-Amish young man. I will leave the rest of the story to those of you who are interested enough to want to read it. I recommend this as a very good read.:)

  • Mayda
    2019-04-01 00:48

    In this Amish mystery, Marta Perry illustrates the difficulty that the “English” have in dealing with the closed community of the Amish. In trying to solve the disappearance of her mother many years before, the protagonist of this story is continually thwarted in her endeavors to break the silence of the Amish. Enlisting the help of a neighboring family, she soon realizes that something is amiss and secrets of the past are endangering her future. But is it already too late to right the wrong that occurred so many years ago? You’ll enjoy this cozy Amish mystery right to the very end.

  • Brandy
    2019-04-11 18:50

    This is absolutely my favorite Marta Perry book I have read. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and finished it within 2 days of starting it. The main character, Marisa, was very believable. Her circumstances were not something many people have had to endure but Marta Perry made it easy to empathize with the character. Link Morgan and his family add even more depth to the novel by not only assisting Marisa but actually being involved in the mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and look forward to reading more in this Amish suspense series!

  • Judie Dooley
    2019-03-27 23:46

    I enjoyed reading this book. It's the story of a young woman who's mother disappeared when she was 5 yrs old. She has come back to the Amish community where her roots began. She is hoping to find out what happened to her Mother. The story keeps making you believe a lot of different people were involved, but end up it was someone I didn't expect. Of course there was a good love story added to the mix. Great characters and settings.

  • Kav
    2019-04-23 18:55

    A gripping suspense with plenty of twists that kept me turning pages. Such an unusual premise as well; that hooked me from the start. And two emotionally-wounded main characters bungling towards one another despite their efforts not to! It made the romance edgier and upped the emotional reaction of this reader. And of course, as always, I found the Amish angle fascinating! A great suspenseful read.