After the Storm

After the Storm Book Cover After the Storm
Kate Burkholder, Book 7
Linda Castillo
Amish. Crime, Female Detectives, Mystery, Thriller
Minotaur Books
July 14, 2015
Hardcover
320

In this electrifying thriller by New York Times bestseller Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder must uncover a family's long-hidden past to solve a brutal murder

When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones--and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged.

Meanwhile, turmoil of an emotional and personal nature strikes at the very heart of Kate's budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti. A reality that strains their fragile new love to the breaking point and threatens the refuge they've built for themselves--and their future.

Under siege from an unknown assailant--and her own personal demons--Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets and the lengths to which people will go to protect their own.

About the Book

Kate Burkholder is the Chief of Police of Painters Mill, a small town in rural Ohio, surrounded by Amish communities. Born Amish, she left the community a few years after a crime against her happened, to live among the Englishers.

In this new book, Kate is met with a challenging case. A boy scout, tasked with the cleaning after a tornado hits the town, finds a skull under the ruins of an old barn. Kate is called upon the findings and she must discover the identity of the bones and see if it was a murder or just an accident. Searching for the man is challenging but when she finds the identity, she discover a 30 year old disappearance which may cost her more than she is able to bargain.

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Language Website Tips

I always wanted to have a double language website, I did have one a few years ago when I found a good plugin called Xili language (I think) but then it was discontinued (as all the plugins for WordPress) so I decided to keep the English version and delete the Italian one.

But having an Italian version was always on my to do list, I tried other plugins but each one of them has flaws and I always ask: “will they keep up with new Wordpess version?”. So I decided to look for another way to have both languages.

At first I thought of stop using WordPress and start using Joomla since this “script” has a way to have a multi-language website, but I didn’t want to learn everything again, how to use it and how to code a theme, so I looked around a bit more.

At the end I opted for the multi-site version of WordPress. I think it’s the best way to have a multi-language website.

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The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden Book Cover The Butterfly Garden
The Collector, Book 1
Dot Hutchison
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Thomas & Mercer
April 26, 2016
Paperback
286

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.

In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener; a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.

As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding…

About the Book

Dot Hatchison is a new author for me and I knew nothing about this book but it was in my Kobo list and the summary seemed interesting. Boy did I loved this book!

I need to say first, that this book isn’t for everyone. It is dark and you need to understand it, if you don’t understand the meaning behind the book, you won’t like it.

It’s quite different from the books (Crime genre) I usually read, there isn’t a real investigation so at first I thought I wasn’t going to like it but no, I found this style quite different and intriguing.

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I’m in Birmingham!

Hi guys! Today I’m in Birmingham. So no new actual post today.

I’m here for an exhibition and looking at pretty stuff with my old boss, hoping to find some cool things to sell in Italy.

I left on Monday and will be home tomorrow morning so when you’re reading this I’m almost done with the exhibition. Let’s see if I can edit this post while I’m there ;)

Yes I can edit :)  So the bed & breakfast where I’m staying at is wonderful, my room is very big with a big bathroom with both a bathtub and a shower. The lady is super nice.

Okay, some people at the exhibition have a very strange accent but I was able to understand a Scottish man so yeah me!

I’m really tired though…

See yah!