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Pray for Silence - Linda Castillo
Pray for Silence
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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... show more
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 girl’s 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 Kate’s 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.
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780312374983 (312374984)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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The Lethal Librarian
The Lethal Librarian rated it
5.0 Pray for Silence
Pray For Silence by Linda CastilloThis is the second installment of Linda Castillo's Amish detective/police procedural series; and while it may be enjoyable and even advisable for you to read her first novel "Sworn to Silence" to get a better idea of the background of our main characters, the town a...
Wrighty's Reads
Wrighty's Reads rated it
3.0 Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #2)
Police chief Kate Burkholder returns for a second novel in Amish Country. A family of seven is killed in a brutal mass murder on their farm. With no clues and no leads FBI agent John Tomasetti is brought in to help. He has assisted in the past and had a previous relationship with Kate. The couple be...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
4.0
I love, love, love Linda Castillo's romantic suspense books...This book to me though would simply fall under mystery. Fantastic read..I can't wait for the new one coming out June, 2011..my bookgroup on GR is already discussing it!
amandalina
amandalina rated it
Pray for Silence was a great follow up to the first book, Sworn to Silence. It revolves around a grim, explicit murder case, but is completely absorbing and has a pretty satisfying ending.As with the first book, this one shifts between Kate’s first person perspective and third person perspective, bu...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
5.0 Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #2)
Linda Castillo's second novel, "Pray for Silence," shows dramatic improvement over her previous work -- which wasn't bad to begin with.In this story, Amish walk-away Kate Burkholder, chief of police in the tiny town of Painters Mills, finds herself faced with a multiple homicide. The entire Plank f...
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