Amish, Crime, Female Detectives, Mystery, Thriller
Kate Burkholder, Book # 7
July 14, 2015
August 22, 2017 August 24, 2017
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.
In the meantime the tornado makes some victims, one whom Kate tried to save but she finds herself in the middle of a case when she is blamed of a little girl’s death.
Someone is out for blood, is it the girl’s parents, or the “skeleton” ‘s murderer?
I love this series, I like reading about other cultures and I find the Amish one quite fascinating. I didn’t like the little girl’s case that much even if it was more on the sidelines since I knew how it was going to end (all cases against the main character ends the same way!) but the main case was fabulous!
I’m never getting tired of Kate Burkholder, even if with her love life problems are tiring (seriously, in each books Tomasetti and her fights over something!).