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Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder)

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Staff Pick

I'm a voracious reader, so finding new authors is like finding gold. One of my recent favorites is Linda Castillo, author of a mystery series set in an Amish community. Yes, an Amish community. I was skeptical at first, but Castillo turned me into a believer. In Pray for Silence, the second in the series, Castillo's protagonist, Katie Burkholder, a former member of the Amish community and current Chief of Police of her hometown, investigates the horrific murder of an Amish family, including the torture of two teenage girls. Calling on the help of her friend and lover, Ohio Bureau of Investigation agent John Tomasetti, Burkholder uses her ties to both the "English" and Amish community to solve the crime. Pray for Silence isn't for the squeamish, but Castillo keeps up the pace throughout, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
Recommended by Lynn, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo delivers an electrifying thriller in which Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family.

The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and seemed the model of the Plain Life—until on a cold October night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their farm.  Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect.  Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from the English—and each other—but this crime is horribly out of the ordinary.

            State agent John Tomasetti arrives on the scene to assist.  He and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began a volatile relationship.  They soon realize the disturbing details of this case will test their emotional limits and force them to face demons from their own troubled pasts—and for Kate, a personal connection that is particularly hard to bear.

            When she discovers a diary that belonged to one of the teenaged daughters, Kate is shocked to learn the girl kept some very dark secrets and may have been living a lurid double life.  Who is the charismatic stranger who stole the young Amish girls heart? Could the brother—a man with a violent past, rejected and shunned by his family and the Amish community, have come to seek out revenge?  As Kates outrage grows so does her resolve to find the killer and bring him to justice—even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

            Topping her own bestselling debut, Linda Castillo once again immerses us in the world of the Amish with a chilling story that is both a fast-paced thriller and intriguing psychological puzzle.

Synopsis:

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire family of seven. Topping her own bestselling debut, Castillo once again immerses readers in the Amish community with a chilling story that is a compelling psychological puzzle.

Synopsis:

In this electrifying thriller, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author of Sworn to Silence delivers an electrifying thriller—Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family
 
In the quiet town of Painters Mill, an Amish family of seven has been found brutally murdered on their farm. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to secrets, but she cant get her mind around the senseless brutality of the crime.

State agent John Tomasseti arrives on the scene to assist. He and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began a tentative relationship, but each is wary of commitment. The disturbing details of this case will push them to their limits and force them to face demons from their own troubled pasts.

When Kate discovers a diary, she realizes a haunting personal connection to the case. One of the teenage daughters may have been leading a lurid double life. As the case develops, Kates list of suspects grows. Who is the attractive stranger that stole the heart of the innocent young Amish girl? Did her estranged brother—a man with a violent past who was shunned by his family and the Amish community—come back to seek out revenge? Driven by her own scarred past, Kate swears shell find the killer and bring him to justice—even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

Topping her own bestselling debut, Linda Castillo once again immerses readers in the world of the Amish with a chilling story that is both a fast-paced thriller and compelling psychological puzzle.

Synopsis:

One family. One horrific murder. An entire town under suspicion…

The Planks moved from Lancaster County Pennsylvania to the small Amish community of Painters Mill, hoping to resume the comforts of the Plain Life in Ohio. Less than one year later, the family of seven is found dead—slaughtered on their own farm.

“Shades of In Cold Blood . . . Another chilling thriller.”—People magazine

Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from their “English” neighbors—and each other. When the diary belonging to the rebellious teenager Mary Plank turns up, Kate is surprised to find not only a kindred spirit but a murder suspect: the charismatic stranger who stole Marys heart.

“Violent and earthy, and completely impossible to put down.”—BookPage

Then theres Marys brother, Aaron. Shunned by his family and the rest of the Amish community, could he have returned to seek revenge? Now its up to Kate to search for some dark truths about the Planks—and confront long-buried secrets of her own. As Kates obsession with the case grows so does her resolve to bring the killer to justice—even if it means putting herself into the line of fire . . .

“Will appeal to fans of Karin Slaughter and Tami Hoag.”—Library Journal

About the Author

LINDA CASTILLO lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next book in this series, also set in Amish Country and featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. Her first novel in the series, Sworn to Silence, was a New York Times bestseller.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312374983
Subtitle:
A Thriller
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Author:
Castillo, Linda
Author:
McInerney, Kathleen
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Kate Burkholder
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
20100622
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 cds, 11 hrs
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Staff Pick" by ,

I'm a voracious reader, so finding new authors is like finding gold. One of my recent favorites is Linda Castillo, author of a mystery series set in an Amish community. Yes, an Amish community. I was skeptical at first, but Castillo turned me into a believer. In Pray for Silence, the second in the series, Castillo's protagonist, Katie Burkholder, a former member of the Amish community and current Chief of Police of her hometown, investigates the horrific murder of an Amish family, including the torture of two teenage girls. Calling on the help of her friend and lover, Ohio Bureau of Investigation agent John Tomasetti, Burkholder uses her ties to both the "English" and Amish community to solve the crime. Pray for Silence isn't for the squeamish, but Castillo keeps up the pace throughout, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

"Synopsis" by , Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire family of seven. Topping her own bestselling debut, Castillo once again immerses readers in the Amish community with a chilling story that is a compelling psychological puzzle.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this electrifying thriller, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family.
"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times bestselling author of Sworn to Silence delivers an electrifying thriller—Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family
 
In the quiet town of Painters Mill, an Amish family of seven has been found brutally murdered on their farm. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to secrets, but she cant get her mind around the senseless brutality of the crime.

State agent John Tomasseti arrives on the scene to assist. He and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began a tentative relationship, but each is wary of commitment. The disturbing details of this case will push them to their limits and force them to face demons from their own troubled pasts.

When Kate discovers a diary, she realizes a haunting personal connection to the case. One of the teenage daughters may have been leading a lurid double life. As the case develops, Kates list of suspects grows. Who is the attractive stranger that stole the heart of the innocent young Amish girl? Did her estranged brother—a man with a violent past who was shunned by his family and the Amish community—come back to seek out revenge? Driven by her own scarred past, Kate swears shell find the killer and bring him to justice—even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

Topping her own bestselling debut, Linda Castillo once again immerses readers in the world of the Amish with a chilling story that is both a fast-paced thriller and compelling psychological puzzle.

"Synopsis" by ,

One family. One horrific murder. An entire town under suspicion…

The Planks moved from Lancaster County Pennsylvania to the small Amish community of Painters Mill, hoping to resume the comforts of the Plain Life in Ohio. Less than one year later, the family of seven is found dead—slaughtered on their own farm.

“Shades of In Cold Blood . . . Another chilling thriller.”—People magazine

Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from their “English” neighbors—and each other. When the diary belonging to the rebellious teenager Mary Plank turns up, Kate is surprised to find not only a kindred spirit but a murder suspect: the charismatic stranger who stole Marys heart.

“Violent and earthy, and completely impossible to put down.”—BookPage

Then theres Marys brother, Aaron. Shunned by his family and the rest of the Amish community, could he have returned to seek revenge? Now its up to Kate to search for some dark truths about the Planks—and confront long-buried secrets of her own. As Kates obsession with the case grows so does her resolve to bring the killer to justice—even if it means putting herself into the line of fire . . .

“Will appeal to fans of Karin Slaughter and Tami Hoag.”—Library Journal

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