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Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder, Bk 3)
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 »
ISBN-13: 9780312374990
ISBN-10: 0312374992
Publication Date: 6/21/2011
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder, Bk 3) on + 36 more book reviews
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!
bookaholic avatar reviewed Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder, Bk 3) on + 54 more book reviews
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.
jdyinva avatar reviewed Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder, Bk 3) on + 408 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder, Bk 3) on + 52 more book reviews
Love this series.
FYI you can get books 1 and 2 free with Kindle Unlimited.
robinmy avatar reviewed Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder, Bk 3) on + 2042 more book reviews
A series of hate crimes against the Amish community is keeping the local police extremely busy. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her officers are called to the Slabaugh farm, they find the Amish Farmer, his wife, and his brother, dead in the manure pit, overcome by methane gas. They leave behind four children whose only living relative is an uncle who is under the Amish ban.
But a routine autopsy shows that this was no accident. Someone wanted them dead. It's up to Kate, Sheriff Rasmussen, and State Agent John Tomasetti to figure out who killed the Slabaughs and if it is tied to the wave of hate crimes.

This is the third book in the Kate Burkholder series and my favorite so far. The mystery was superb. Just when I think I have part of the mystery figured out, the author throws in new information I didn't see coming. I also love the characters in this series. Kate and John are both seriously flawed, but are working to overcome their problems. I've liked both characters since they were introduced in the first book. Their growth since the first book just makes we want to root for them more. My rating: 5 Stars.