About the Book
About the Book
New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo
delivers an electrifying thriller in which Chief of Police Kate
Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious
murders of an entire Amish family.
The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the
small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and
seemed the model of the Plain Life --- until on a cold October
night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their
farm. Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few
clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is
no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from the English --- and
each other --- but this crime is horribly out of the ordinary.
State agent John Tomasetti arrives on the scene to assist. He
and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began
a volatile relationship. They soon realize the disturbing details
of this case will test their emotional limits and force them to
face demons from their own troubled pasts --- and for Kate, a
personal connection that is particularly hard to bear.
When she discovers a diary that belonged to one of the teenaged
daughters, Kate is shocked to learn the girl kept some very dark
secrets and may have been living a lurid double life. Who is the
charismatic stranger who stole the young Amish girl’s heart?
Could the brother --- a man with a violent past, rejected and
shunned by his family and the Amish community, have come to seek
out revenge? As Kate’s outrage grows so does her resolve to
find the killer and bring him to justice --- even if it means
putting herself in the line of fire.
Topping her own bestselling debut, Linda Castillo once again
immerses us in the world of the Amish with a chilling story that is
both a fast-paced thriller and intriguing psychological puzzle.
PRAY FOR SILENCE © Copyright 2011 by Linda Castillo.
Reprinted with permission by Minotaur Books. All rights