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Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

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In Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo, a gruesome murder on an Amish farm leads police chief Katie Burkholder to discover that someone close to home has been leading a lurid double life.

If you like Linda Castillo you might also like to read books by Mary Higgins Clark, J. A. Jance and Peggy Riley.

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Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

The sound of a scream in the early morning dawn leads to a case that will change Kate Burkholder's life irrevocably...When the police arrive at the Amish farmstead in Painters Mill they can't imagine the horror that awaits them. An entire family slaughtered: the men shot, the young women tortured and killed. The Amish are peace-loving, gentle folk and the town is shocked by what appears to be a particularly brutal - and random killing.

But is it random? Every family has its secrets. Kate knows that better than anyone. And as she and Agent John Tomasetti dig deeper into the victim's lives they discover a young woman who was living a lie.

A girl who had to live in silence. With her own past resonating - Kate knows she has to maintain some distance. From the case, and from Tomasetti.

She knows what could happen if she gets too close. But when she puts herself in the line of fire - she realizes that, this time, there may be no going back.

About the Author

Linda Castillo

Bestselling author Linda Castillo is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion and a nomination for the Rita. She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next thriller, also set in Amish Country and featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.

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4th June 2010


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Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan




Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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