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Sworn to Silence

Format:  Paperback,

366 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Mar 2011

ISBN-13: 9780312597160

ISBN-10: 0312597169

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Now the subject of the Lifetime original movie "An Amish Murder"

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"Sworn to Silence" is the first in Linda Castillo's "New York Times" bestselling Kate Burkholder series.""

"Some secrets are too terrible to reveal. Some crimes are too unspeakable to solve. . . ."

In Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. A young Amish girl named Kate Burkholder survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer . . . but ultimately decided to leave her community.

A wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as chief of police. Her Amish roots and big-city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She's certain she's come to terms with her past--until the first body is discovered in a snowy field.

Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past--and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.

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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Mar 2011
ISBN-13: 9780312597160
ISBN-10: 0312597169
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 366
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9780312597160

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.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2009-03-15)

This debut mystery introduces Police Chief Kate Burkholder of Painters Mill, OH. Kate grew up in that Amish community but abandoned her heritage after a traumatic event in her teen years. Now she's back, using her Amish background to navigate between the two factions in the community. Her hard-won equanimity is shaken when the body of a young woman is found. The murder appears to be nearly identical to a series of killings from 16 years ago, though Kate knows that it can't be the same person.

As successive murders follow, she is forced to walk a tightrope between running a good investigation and protecting herself and her family. Sworn marks Castillo's move from romantic suspense to straight mystery, and judging by this novel, the move is a good one. Though the ending feels a bit rushed and serial killers abound in crime fiction today, this is very well done. The small-town setting, complicated relationships among the inhabitants, and the strong but battle-scarred protagonist bring Julia Spencer-Fleming's series to mind. Highly recommended for all libraries.

[See Prepub Mystery, LJ 2/1/09.] - Jane Jorgenson, Madison P.L., WI

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Now the subject of the Lifetime original movie An Amish Murder

Sworn to Silence is the first in Linda Castillo’s New York Times bestselling Kate Burkholder series.

Some secrets are too terrible to reveal. Some crimes are too unspeakable to solve...

In Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “English” residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. A young Amish girl named Kate Burkholder survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer... but ultimately decided to leave her community.

A wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as chief of police. Her Amish roots and big-city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She’s certain she’s come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field.

Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past—and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.

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