Bishop Troyer wakens to a mewling sound on his front steps slightly before dawn and suspected the source even before he opens the door. It’s an infant, apparently only hours old, and he glimpses the silhouette of someone running away amidst the shadows. Since the baby is swathed in an Amish blanket, he suspects the baby is an Amish child. He calls Police Chief Kate Burkholder who brings Agent John Tomasetti with her to begin their investigation and try to locate the mother.
This is a bittersweet gem of a story. Absent the normal gruesome murders we’re accustomed to in this series, the search to find the baby’s parents leads to heartache, triumph and joy. The outcome was lovely despite the tattered emotional path to get there. It’s a very short story but long on emotion and character. I loved listening to it as Kathleen McInerney delivered a subtle and understated performance. It was a nice change of pace.
- Release Date: June 2, 2015
- Series: Kate Burkholder #6.5
- Narrator: Kathleen McInerney
- Audio Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio