Breaking Silence

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Breaking Silence

Format:  Paperback,

308 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Mar 2012

ISBN-13: 9781250001580

ISBN-10: 1250001587

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The "New York Times "bestselling series hailed as "gripping" ("People "magazine) and "compelling" ("USA Today") returns with Police Chief Kate Burkholder called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm.

The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident: methane gas asphyxiation caused by a poorly ventilated cesspit. But in the course of a routine autopsy, the coroner discovers that one of the victims suffered a head wound before death--clearly, foul play was involved. But who would want to make orphans of the Slabaughs' children? And is this murder somehow related to a recent string of shocking hate crimes against the Amish?

Having grown up Amish, Kate is determined to bring the killer to justice. Because the other series of attacks are designated hate crimes, the state sends in agent John Tomasetti, with whom Kate has a long and complex relationship. Together, they search for the link between the crimes--and uncover a dark secret at work beneath the placid surface of this idyllic Amish community.

Chock full of twists and chills and set against the unusual world of the Amish, this series "will delight fans of Chelsea Cain and Thomas Harris" ("USA Today").

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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Mar 2012
ISBN-13: 9781250001580
ISBN-10: 1250001587
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 308
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.61
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.52 x 0.87 x 8.23
Walmart No.: 9781250001580

About the author

Biography of Castillo, Linda

Linda Castillo is an author of novels including the New York Times bestselling Kate Burkholder series, which are crime thrillers set in Amish country. She has also written numerous romance and romantic suspense novels. Castillo is the recipient of awards including the Daphne Cu Maurier Award, the Holt Medallion, and a nomination for the RITA. Her titles include Sworn to Silence, Pray for Silence, Her Last Breath and Fade to Red.

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Review by Library Journal (2011-03-15)

Police Chief Kate Burkholder (Pray for Silence) is once again trying to balance the needs of the Amish community and the Englishers in Painters Mill, OH-a challenging task after a series of hate crimes against the Amish. What started out as harassment has escalated into the killing of farm animals and physical attacks. Kate's problem lies in the unwillingness of the victims to press charges or give her much evidence to work with.

Things come to a head when three members of the Slabaugh family die in what initially looks like an accident but in reality was murder. Did they die in a hate crime gone wrong? Or did someone closer to home have reason to want them dead? With the help of the new county sheriff and state agent John Tomasetti (who, as always, makes her emotional life confusing), Kate has to find the answers before someone else dies.

Verdict: Castillo really hits her stride here and tones down some of the graphic violence present last time around. Think of this as a cross between Karin Slaughter, with her darker outlook on human nature, and Julia Spencer-Fleming, who balances the darkness with moments of hope.

[125,000-copy first printing; national tour.] - Jane Jorgenson, Madison P.L., WI

(c). Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

The New York Times bestselling series hailed as “gripping” ( People magazine) and “compelling” ( USA Today) returns with Police Chief Kate Burkholder called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm.

The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident: methane gas asphyxiation caused by a poorly ventilated cesspit. But in the course of a routine autopsy, the coroner discovers that one of the victims suffered a head wound before death—clearly, foul play was involved. But who would want to make orphans of the Slabaughs’ children? And is this murder somehow related to a recent string of shocking hate crimes against the Amish?

Having grown up Amish, Kate is determined to bring the killer to justice. Because the other series of attacks are designated hate crimes, the state sends in agent John Tomasetti, with whom Kate has a long and complex relationship. Together, they search for the link between the crimes—and uncover a dark secret at work beneath the placid surface of this idyllic Amish community.

Chock full of twists and chills and set against the unusual world of the Amish, this series “will delight fans of Chelsea Cain and Thomas Harris” ( USA Today).

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