Monday, June 28, 2010

Sworn to Silence

Sworn to Silence
by Linda Castillo [Compact Disc Castillo]

Sworn to Silence offers us a glimpse of Amish life. Painters Mill is small town in northeast Ohio were the Amish and "English" live. The peace and quiet of the community is shattered when a serial killer returns after a sixteen-year absence. Painters Mill police chief, Kate Burkholder, always thought that she knew why the murders stopped. Now that they have started again she struggles to manage the case and hide her secret. It's impossible for her to believe that the murderer has returned but this killer's "MO" is identical -- down to the Roman numerals carved in the victims' abdomens, a detail never released to the press. Kate grew up Amish in Painters Mill. She left the order to live among the "English" and work as a police detective. Kate came home to Painters Mill to help her mother through her final illness. She stayed in Painters Mill because she was offered the job of police chief. Now her job and her secret are jeopardy because the local politicians have set up a multi-jurisdictional task force to solve the case. This book on CD is not for listeners with weak stomachs. There are graphic descriptions of the murders as well as heart-wrenching scenes of parents who have just learned that their daughters are dead. Their cries of despair echoed from my car speakers. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Thomas Perry or Chelsea Cain.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

[Also available in downloadable and print formats.]

[ official Amish Crime Thriller page on the official Linda Castillo web site ]

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1 comment:

Belgie said...

When I had seen this book offered on Library Thing Early Reviewers I was very interested in the book. I didn't win the book but a fellow LTER finished with it and offered it to others. I am thrilled to have requested the book and to have had the privilege of reading Sworn To Silence.