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A Killing in Amish Country
A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-blooded Murder | Gregg Olsen, Rebecca Morris
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At just 30 years old, with dark-blonde hair and freckles, Barbara Weaver was as pretty as the women depicted on the covers of her favorite "bonnet" stories - romance novels set in Amish America. Barbara had everything she'd ever wanted: five beautiful children, a home, her faith, and a husband named Eli. But while Barbara was happy to live as the Amish have for centuries - without modern conveniences, Eli was tempted by technology: cell phones, the Internet, and sexting. Online he called himself "Amish Stud" and found no shortage of "English" women looking for love and sex. Twice he left Barbara and their children, was shunned, begged for forgiveness, and had been welcomed back to the church. Barb Raber was raised Amish, but is now a Conservative Mennonite. She drove Eli to appointments in her car, and she gave him what he wanted when he wanted: a cell phone, a laptop, rides to his favorite fishing and hunting places, and, most importantly, sex. When Eli starts asking people to kill his wife for him, Barb offers to help. One night, just after Eli had hitched a ride with a group of men to go fishing in the hours before dawn, Barb Raber entered the Weaver house and shot Barbara Weaver in the chest at close range. It was only the third murder in hundreds of years of Amish life in America, and it fell to Edna Boyle, a young assistant prosecutor to seek justice for Barbara Weaver.
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WeirdLibraryLady
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I‘m not a true crime reader, but the Popsugar Challenge is broadening my book choices!

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Kaye
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In the beginning, you think, he we go again. Another routine killing we hear about all too frequently. The difference being, these were Amish folks. It was interesting to me as it took place nearby .
An Amish man with 5 kids still wants to date, drink and meet people from online. He hatches a scheme to get the wife out of the way. Even though a resolution was reached, who pulled the trigger ?

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RainyDayReading
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This was a remarkably quick read. Some of the information was repetitive but it only served to hit home the motives of these two individuals that conspired to and eventually killed a mother of 5. Easy, engaging read. Even though it is not one of my top true crime novels it was still enjoyable (as much as true crime can be) and was what I needed on a lazy afternoon.

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Jillsandypants
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I was super intrigued about a scandalous event that occurred in an Amish community and getting a peak into their cultures and customs (and this did fit that bill) but the strong telling was a little dry and dragged on. It could have been a lot shorter and it would have been just as informative.

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Mdargusch
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#SEEWHATIHAVEWON. I am reading Killers of the Flower Moon right now but I haven't finished it yet, so I am going with A Killing in Amish Country. It still makes my hair stand on end when I think about this story. Since I drive through this Amish area frequently, it really is a murder story that gives me the creeps.

emilyhaldi Oooohhhhh maybe I need to read this one! 3y
Mdargusch Yes @emilyhaldi. 😬😳😲 3y
Reviewsbylola That sounds intense. Amish Stud?!? 3y
Mdargusch He thought he was @Reviewsbylola 😂 3y
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Mdargusch
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This was an easy to read true crime book that wasn't bogged down in a lot of detail. It did have many text messages from the murderers and dialogue from the court transcripts that kept me thoroughly invested. It's a good look inside the secretive Amish community.

Reviewsbylola Sounds riveting. I always love when text messages/emails/etc. are included. 3y
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Mdargusch
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The Amish fascinate me and I have spent time where all these events took place, so I'm really interested in this book. #andawayhegoestojail #Andawaytheygo

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Mdargusch
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My Christmas book haul! Now I need to finish Swimming Lessons so I can dig in.

LauraBrook Lovely! I got both of the Atlases too - aren't they beautiful? 3y
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Mdargusch The atlases were picked out yet my husband @LauraBrook , so I'm anxious to look through them. 3y
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Mdargusch I'm looking forward to Miller's Valley @Lakesidemusing. Two of my daughters just read it and gave it great reviews. 3y
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irre The History of Love is one of my favorites!! 3y
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