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Pray for Silence
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Linda Castillo is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including "Sworn to Silence" and "Breaking Silence," crime thrillers set in Amish country. She is the recipient of awards including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion and a nomination for the RITA. Besides writing, Castillo's other passion is horses, particularly her Appaloosa, George. She lives in Texas with her husband.

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The horrific murder of an Amish family rocks the small town of Painters Mill, Ohio, in Castillo's second thriller featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. A lapsed member of the community herself, Burkholder confronts the life she abandoned many years ago-and its very dark secrets. Castillo builds a fascinating story that delves into a little known universe and populates it with authentic situations and characters. Kathleen McInerney does an excellent job of portraying this diverse cast, especially the Amish, who she instills with a shy, quiet dignity, and she handles the Pennsylvania Dutch language with the ease of a native. Although the brutality in the story can be quite disturbing in places, McInerney's grounded reading keeps it from feeling gratuitous. A compelling listen, well-written and expertly narrated. A Minotaur hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 12). (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

"It's shades of "In Cold Blood" when a family of seven is brutally murdered at their home in Painters Mill, Ohio. But the Plank family was Amish-and their teenage daughter was flirting outside the fold. Another chilling thriller by the author of 2009's "Sworn to Silence.""-"People" magazine"Violent and earthy, and completely impossible to put down."-"BookPage""Though the violence level is high, the brutality is offset by Kate's and her team's very capable police procedure and investigation. Another solid effort that will appeal to fans of Karin Slaughter and Tami Hoag."-"Library Journal""The second installment in Castillo's strong series finds Police Chief Kate Burkholder once again face-to-face with pure evil. . . . A unique setting and a very human heroine make this a good recommendation for readers seeking an alternative to the urban whodunit."-"Booklist""Castill


"It's shades of "In Cold Blood" when a family of seven is brutally murdered at their home in Painters Mill, Ohio. But the Plank family was Amish--and their teenage daughter was flirting outside the fold. Another chilling thriller by the author of 2009's "Sworn to Silence.""--"People" magazine"Violent and earthy, and completely impossible to put down."--"BookPage""Though the violence level is high, the brutality is offset by Kate's and her team's very capable police procedure and investigation. Another solid effort that will appeal to fans of Karin Slaughter and Tami Hoag."--"Library Journal""The second installment in Castillo's strong series finds Police Chief Kate Burkholder once again face-to-face with pure evil. . . . A unique setting and a very human heroine make this a good recommendation for readers seeking an alternative to the urban whodunit."--"Booklist""Castillo excels at detailing gory crimes scenes."--"Publishers Weekly""The second book in Castillo's series . . . is as well crafted, interesting and unique as the first. The combination of Amish life and the brutal work of a police chief create plenty of tension and excitement."--"Romantic Times" (4 1/2 stars, top pick)"Castillo pushed boundaries with her first in this series, but Pray for Silence blows all of those out of the water: her handling of the subject matter is impressive and the book is very well plotted. Again, not for the easily shocked and one that will utterly consume you as you follow Burkholder and her team. This series seriously needs a warning label."--"Bookbitch.com""With a serial killer and now a mass murder in tiny Painters Mill, Castillo will need to be inventive to maintain the plausibility in this addictive series. Fortunately, she seems up to the task."--"Akron"" Beacon Journal"


It's shades of "In Cold Blood" when a family of seven is brutally murdered at their home in Painters Mill, Ohio. But the Plank family was Amish--and their teenage daughter was flirting outside the fold. Another chilling thriller by the author of 2009's "Sworn to Silence." "People magazine" Violent and earthy, and completely impossible to put down. "BookPage" Though the violence level is high, the brutality is offset by Kate's and her team's very capable police procedure and investigation. Another solid effort that will appeal to fans of Karin Slaughter and Tami Hoag. "Library Journal" The second installment in Castillo's strong series finds Police Chief Kate Burkholder once again face-to-face with pure evil. . . . A unique setting and a very human heroine make this a good recommendation for readers seeking an alternative to the urban whodunit. "Booklist" Castillo excels at detailing gory crimes scenes. "Publishers Weekly" The second book in Castillo's series . . . is as well crafted, interesting and unique as the first. The combination of Amish life and the brutal work of a police chief create plenty of tension and excitement. "Romantic Times (4 1/2 stars, top pick)" Castillo pushed boundaries with her first in this series, but Pray for Silence blows all of those out of the water: her handling of the subject matter is impressive and the book is very well plotted. Again, not for the easily shocked and one that will utterly consume you as you follow Burkholder and her team. This series seriously needs a warning label. "Bookbitch.com" With a serial killer and now a mass murder in tiny Painters Mill, Castillo will need to be inventive to maintain the plausibility in this addictive series. Fortunately, she seems up to the task. "Akron Beacon Journal""

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