Linda Castillo, author of New York Times bestselling SWORN TO SILENCE, lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next book in this series, also set in Amish Country and featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.
On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide—an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn. But evidence quickly points to murder and Kate finds herself chasing a singularly difficult and elusive trail of evidence that somehow points back to the tragedy of a long ago incident.
Evidence emerges that there was nothing accidental about a supposed car accident that killed an Amish deacon and two of his children. Kate Burkholder begins to suspect that she is on the trail of a cold-blooded killer. It is a search that takes her on a chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born.
When the search for a young Amish teen turns up a dead body, the case quickly becomes a murder investigation. Kate Burkholder knows that in order to solve this case, she will have to call upon everything she has to give. But will she piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle in time to save the missing teen and the Amish community from a devastating fate?
The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, but when the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, the autopsy indicates foul play. Having grown up Amish, Kate is determined to bring the killer to justice. She searches for the link between the mounting Amish crimes and uncovers a dark secret at work beneath the placid surface of this idyllic community.