Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. Ghost stories abound, but no one knows what really happened that terrible night thirty-five years ago when an Amish father and his four children perished-and his young wife disappeared without a trace. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide-a man found hanging from the rafters in his barn-evidence quickly points to murder. She finds herself following an elusive trail that points back to the tragedy of that long ago incident. Meanwhile, Kate has moved in with state agent John Tomasetti and for the first time in a long time, she's happy. Their newfound bliss is shattered when one of the men responsible for the murders of Tomasetti's family four years ago is found not guilty and walks away a free man. When a second man turns up dead, Kate discovers a link that sends the investigation in a direction no one could imagine and uncovers a horrifying truth that reaches deep into the past and strikes at the very heart of Painters Mill. As Kate draws a bead on a stone cold killer, a murderer vows to right old wrongs and kill anyone who stands in the way.
While her name may not be as well known as some of her more commercial peers, Linda Castillo has proved that she has the mechanics of the crime thriller at her fingertips, as the latest novel demonstrates. What makes The Dead Will Tell work so well is not just the impeccable plotting, but also the vividly realised characterisation of her cast of characters. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder has moved in with state agent John Tomasetti and for the first time in a long time, she’s happy. Then one of the men responsible for the murders of Tomasetti’s family four years ago is found not guilty and walks away a free man.
|Publication date:||12th February 2015|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Bestselling author Linda Castillo knew at a young age that she wanted to be a writer and penned her first novel when she was thirteen. In her spare time, Linda enjoys reading, showing horses and barrel racing. Her first three novels featuring Kate Burkholder are Sworn to Silence, Pray for Silence and Breaking Silence.More About Linda Castillo