Breaking Silence - Kate Burkholder, Bk 3 Author:Linda Castillo 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 th... more »at 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. « less
In yet another situation, Kate comes thru by recognizing there is always more to see than the obvious. The characters of the Amish come thru even more as reserved and protective, if not a bit naive to what can and is happening. Most intriguing read!
Linda Castillo's newest book in her Kate Burkholder series is a fast paced excellent read like the two previous ones in this series. I believe it is the best one yet. Great characters and so many twists and turns make this a very riveting read--a true page turner.
Certainly the best book I've read all year. The familiar characters (read Castillo's first two novels) Police Chief Kate Burkholder and FBI agent John Tomasetti join forces to solve three brutal murders in what should be peaceful Amish country. The action is fast-paced with surprises and questions throughout. As fascinating as the crime-solving, is the growing love between John and Kate. Both are damaged by their pasts; both are looking for a relationship that will heal their pain.
I cannot recommend this book (and this series) stongly enough. It is a winner.