by Lynn, August 23, 2010 2:04 PM
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.