The Revealing, by Suzzane Woods Fisher
Naomi King has the gift of intuition—but most Stoney Ridge residents dismiss her hunches. When a young woman reveals a shocking secret about Naomi’s beau, Tobe Schrock, Naomi can’t ignore the feeling that something sinister is at work. As events spiral out of control, will she listen to her head—or her heart?
This is the first novel I’ve read from this author, I believe. It’s the 3rd book in a series but I didn’t feel lost at all in the plot. It did well on its own. I did have a hard time getting into the book, though. It didn’t really start to get interesting for me until several chapters in. However, I did eventually get into the book and enjoyed it.
I found The Revealing to be less… Amish-y? I guess, compared to most other Amish fiction that I’ve read. I don’t know which is more realistic, since I’ve never been to an Amish community. Or maybe it’s just that the plot of this novel had a lot of “English” people in it, whereas many other Amish fictions are based moreso within the Amish community, and therefore have less “outsider” influence. The characters – even those who were Amish- just seemed, for the most part, like regular people who happened to be in an Amish novel.
There are lots of twists and turns in The Revealing; I did enjoy the mystery to it. There were some situations that seemed a little bit unfinished at the end, but I guess an author likes to keep their readers guessing sometimes. 🙂 In most areas, the conclusion to the story was very well done and did feel “complete.”
Overall, I would give The Revealing 3.5 stars our of 5.Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.