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Breaking Silence by Linda Castillo
  

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When Chief of Police, Kate Burkholder, is called to a farm in the Amish community of Painter's Creek, nothing could prepare her for the horror and tragedy she encounters...

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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Synopsis

Breaking Silence by Linda Castillo

Solly and Rachel Slabaugh, and his brother Abel, have drowned in the hog pit leaving the four children as orphans. As the investigation progresses, it seems that the Slabaugh deaths were not an accident, and the case suddenly becomes a murder enquiry. As the case deepens, Kate develops a bond with the children, particularly the 15-year-old daughter, Solome. Maybe she is reminded of herself at that age, and maybe there's something about this case which stirs up memories for her. The events surrounding the deaths puzzle her something doesn't feel right. As more information comes to light, a tragic incident turns into something much more shocking.

Reviews

In addition to creating exceptionally well drawn characters and crafting a gripping plot that takes some shocking turns to a heart-pounding conclusion, Castillo probes with keen sensitivity the emotional toll taken by police work. The third in this series of thrillers (after Sworn to Silence, 2009, and Pray for Silence, 2010) is another winner. -- Booklist (starred review) Kate's third offers plenty of violence, a surprise ending and some insight into the Amish way of life. -- Kirkus Reviews Castillo melds deeply flawed characters with a glimpse into a unique community in which isolation can hide a plethora of secrets. -- Publishers Weekly Castillo has created a gripping series about police chief Kate Burkholder, who was raised in an Amish community but left during her teens, which creates a constant tension between herself and the community but also an understanding of the people involved. Life in the farming area is vividly portrayed and both the sociological background and the physical setting add greatly to the mystery. The mystery is complicated but clearly plotted with a heart-stopping ending. -- RT Book Review (4 1/2 stars) This is the third in a stupendous series . . . Written at a thrilling pace, with haunting images, Breaking Silence is a novel worth staying up all night to reach the end. -- New York Journal of Books


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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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2011

Author

Linda Castillo

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www.lindacastillo.com/

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780330471916

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