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In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “English” residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the real…
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Book 1
#1
Sworn to Silence
A Kate Burkholder Novel
Linda Castillo - Jun 23, 2009
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Sworn to Silence is the first in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling Kate Burkholder series.A KILLER IS PREYING ON SACRED GROUND.... In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “English” residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming co...
Book 2
#2
Pray for Silence
A Kate Burkholder Novel (Kate Burkholder, 2)
Linda Castillo - Apr 26, 2011
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One family. One horrific murder. An entire town under suspicion…The Planks moved from Lancaster County Pennsylvania to the small Amish community of Painters Mill, hoping to resume the comforts of the Plain Life in Ohio. Less than one year later, the family of seven is found dead—slaughtered on their own farm."Shades of In Cold Blood . . . Another c...
Book 3
#3
Breaking Silence
A Kate Burkholder Novel (Kate Burkholder, 3)
Linda Castillo - Mar 27, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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The New York Times bestselling series hailed as "gripping" (People magazine) and "compelling" (USA Today) returns with Police Chief Kate Burkholder called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm.The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the paren...
Book 4
#4
Gone Missing
A Kate Burkholder Novel
Linda Castillo - Jun 19, 2012
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Linda Castillo’s bestselling series continues with GONE MISSING—a deeply chilling novel about a rite of passage gone horribly wrong.Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without the rules. It’s an exciting time of personal discovery and growth before committing to the church. But when a young teen disappears without...
Book 5
#5
Her Last Breath
A Kate Burkholder Novel
Linda Castillo - Jun 18, 2013
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An extraordinarily beautiful Amish woman, a dangerous femme fatale, is the central figure in a story that reveals a dark side of Painters Mill and its seemingly perfect Amish worldA rainy night, an Amish father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere.What at first seems like a tragic, but routine c...
Book 6
#6
The Dead Will Tell
A Kate Burkholder Novel
Linda Castillo - Jul 08, 2014
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Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time—and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide—an old m...
Book 7
#7
After the Storm
A Kate Burkholder Novel (Kate Burkholder, 7)
Linda Castillo - May 03, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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In this electrifying thriller by New York Times bestseller Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder must uncover a family's long-hidden past to solve a brutal murderWhen a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones--and notifying the fa...
Book 8
#8
Among the Wicked
A Kate Burkholder Novel
Linda Castillo - Jul 12, 2016
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Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and "English" communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as ...
Book 9
#9
Down a Dark Road
A Kate Burkholder Novel
Linda Castillo - Jul 11, 2017
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Two years ago, Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a “fallen” Amish man and a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire, putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on ed...
Book 10
#10
A Gathering of Secrets
A Kate Burkholder Novel
Linda Castillo - Jul 10, 2018
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A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in A Gathering of Secrets, a harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series by Linda Castillo....
Book 11
#11
Shamed
A Novel of Suspense (Kate Burkholder (11))
Linda Castillo - Jul 16, 2019
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An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of—a pillar of the Am...
Outsider by Linda Castillo
Fallen by Linda Castillo