Sworn to Silence

Sworn to Silence

eBook - 2011
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Kate Burkholder, a former Amish resident of Painters Mill, is returning as police chief sixteen years after a series of brutal murders took place there, but when a new victim is found under her watch, she struggles with a secret that could hurt both her and her family.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011, c2009
Edition: 1st Minotaur Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781429983730
Branch Call Number: 813/.6 22
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 366 p.)

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Jun 02, 2020

This is pretty straightforward crime fiction and the first in a series. It is a bit gruesome in places but nothing more than you would expect from this genre. I liked the Amish setting and the character of Kate Burkholder. Worth trying if you are a crime reader.

Apr 23, 2020

This is the inaugural appearance of Kate Burkholder, formerly Amish and the chief of police of her hometown, Painter's Creek, Ohio. The mutilated body of a young woman is discovered and Chief Burkholder quickly recognizes the work of a serial murderer. This book is well written and the characters are complex and interesting. I think I have a new favorite writer.

Feb 11, 2020

This is an amazing book! Hard to put down!!
This author is a must to read. I read most of this series in the wrong order, and it still was great!

Apr 01, 2019

A competent writer.... a strong main character, but very gory and violent. Parts are not very believable. How many times can someone get hit in the head and not have a concussion?

Aug 27, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised as to how much I enjoyed this book. It ranks up there with other good crime/suspense novels I have read in the past. Wasnt sure how the "Amish" aspect of the book would figure in, but it was relevant . The novel had very strong characters, and had a page turner of a story line. The author was good at explaining police terminology initially, so the reader did not have to backtrack inorder to understand the situation. I will probably read more of Castillo's novels, hoping the next one is as good as the first was.

Jul 12, 2018

The crimes are brutal and not for the faint of heart, but the characterization and plot are well done.

Jan 10, 2018

The crimes are really brutal and disturbing, but the characters and their relationships are very interesting. Characters with alot of baggage dealing with new relationships and these characters begin to "know thyself"

CRRL_MegRaymond Dec 18, 2017

Kate survived a brutal crime wave in her small, rural Amish village. Now she is back as Chief of Police, and must face the fears and memories that returning home has brought back.

Aug 20, 2016

First book in a very nice series. Police Chief Kate Burkholder who has left her Amish community must solve murders involving the people of her heritage. Add to this the fact that she has a major secret in her past, and you have a complicated situation of trying to get the people she rejected to cooperate in the investigations. Nice character development.

Aug 17, 2016

Wonderful stories, easy to read and follow! Great character development! Amish life is fascinating! Really adds to the stories!
The only criticism I would have are the graphic scenes of the crime! Was a bit much for me! I wish the Author would tone these down!

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Nov 09, 2012

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