About the book:
A fire blazes out of control in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, leaving an elderly Amish bachelor dead. Bishop Henry Lapp rushes to the scene, and he learns the fire was no accident. Someone intended to kill Vernon Frey. But who would want to kill Vernon? Well, practically everyone—Amish and Englisch alike.
When the police point the finger at a suspect Henry knows is innocent, the bishop must decide whether or not to use his mysterious, God-given gift—one he’s tried desperately to ignore all these years—to try and set the record straight. His close friend and neighbor, Emma, encourages Henry to follow God’s leading.
Could the clue to solving the case be locked somewhere deep in his memory? Will Henry find the courage to move forward in faith and put the right person behind bars? Is his friendship with Emma becoming something more?
What the Bishop Saw is a story of extraordinary talents, the bonds of love and friendship, and the unfailing grace of God.
My review (4-stars)
This book has a unique storyline and relatable characters. I’m always happy when I read something that’s different from anything that I’ve read before.
I will have to say that oddly enough, the bishop was not my favorite character. That’s not to say that I disliked him, because that’s certainly not the case. My favorite character was Emma and quite honestly, she was the reason I kept reading.
For me, the story moved at a slow pace and I lost interest about halfway through. The pace picked up near the end and there are some things that kind of had me on the edge of my seat.
If you like Amish fiction with a bit of suspense, you’ll like this book.
I received a copy of What the Bishop Saw through Netgalley and have given my honest opinion.