Friday, May 31, 2019

Vow of Silence by Melynda Price

Vow of Silence
Melynda Price
Published by: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: May 27th 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
A killer is hiding in Plain sight…
The hunt for a serial killer leads Homicide Detective Josiah Troyer back to his Amish roots. To catch a madman preying on young women, Joe must return to Lancaster County and regain the trust of a shattered community.
The FBI knows Joe is the best chance they have of solving this case. By returning to Lancaster, he will face shunning, and resentment from the people he once called family and friends.
Hannah’s heart was broken when Josiah abandoned her eight-years ago to live with the Englishers. Forced to wed a man not of her choosing, her husband’s untimely death has left her struggling to put her life back together.
When unspeakable tragedy strikes again, Josiah unexpectedly returns, investigating the murder of her sister and two other young Amish women. Hannah quickly discovers the man that’s come back is not the same one she fell in love with.
Gone are Josiah’s easy smiles and gentle ways. He’s harder, colder—a true Englisher… But not even shunning can stop the attraction from consuming them both, and Josiah soon opens Hannah’s eyes to a world of passion and pleasure she never imagined. Choosing Josiah would mean walking away from the only world she’s ever known.
Josiah’s investigation begins to unravel when he discovers the killer is closer than he thought. Soon, he’s in a race against time to save the only woman he’s ever loved before she becomes the next victim.

My Review:
This was my first book by Melynda Price and to me she knocked it out of the park. This book was filled with mystery and romance. It is a bit different from most books I have read including the Amish. 

Eight years ago Detective Josiah "Joe" Troyer left his family and the Amish community where he was raised in Lancaster County Pennsylvania after asking for the love of his life's hand in marriage and was turned down by her father. By leaving the community he is shunned. In the Amish community this means no one will speak to or even acknowledge a shunned person. Joe goes on with his life in the English world and becomes a detective in the police force. 

The FBI is looking for a madman who is killing young Amish women and taking their hair as trophies. The FBI comes to Joe knowing his acquaintance with the Amish. Joe decides to go along with the FBI and be part of the investigation, even with his doubts of going home so to speak. 

Hannah has been heartbroken for 8 years. When the love of her life just walks away one day. While working in a small inn near the Amish Community she lives in she comes face to face with the only man she has ever loved as well as the man who broke her heart.  Detective Josiah "Joe" Troyer.

When they meet face to face all the pain and the love come back to both of them. Hannah's husband has passed away and her younger sister was one of the victims of what the FBI are calling the "Barber", Joe asks Hannah to help him with talking to the other families and members of the community knowing they will not speak to a shunned person. Reluctantly Hanna agrees. Needing to know what happened to her sister and to get justice for her. 

With Hannah's help Joe sets out to bring the "Barber" down before he takes another victim. But they have to survive the investigation themselves. 

Author Bio:
Melynda Price is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary romance. Her novels have finaled in and or won many awards such as the RONE, USA Today BBA, Golden Quill, National Readers’ Choice, Write Touch, and New England Readers’ Choice.
What Price enjoys most about writing is the chance to make her readers fall in love, over and over again. She cites the greatest challenge of writing is making the unbelievable believable, while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion and unique twists and turns. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to her well-crafted books. She currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband and two children where she has plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with her Chihuahua and a hot cup of coffee to write.



  1. This sounds really well written and compelling overall! Great review, Teresa!

  2. This sounds like a great read! I enjoyed the review.