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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,119 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Castillo Narrator: Kathleen McInerney Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kate Burkholder Series Release Date:
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Police Chief Kate Burkholder is 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 parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident: methane gas asphyxiation caused by a poorly ventilated cesspit. But in the course of a routine autopsy, the coroner discovers that one of the victims suffered a head wound before death—clearly, foul play was involved. But who would want to make orphans of the Slabaughs’ children? And is this murder somehow related to a recent string of shocking hate crimes against the Amish?

Having grown up Amish, Kate is determined to bring the killer to justice. Because the other series of attacks are designated hate crimes, the state sends in agent John Tomasetti, with whom Kate has a long and complex relationship. Together, they search for the link between the crimes—and uncover a dark secret at work beneath the placid surface of this idyllic Amish community.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In addition to creating exceptionally well drawn characters and crafting a gripping plot that takes some shocking turns to a heart-pounding conclusion, Castillo probes with keen sensitivity the emotional toll taken by police work. The third in this series of thrillers (after Sworn to Silence, 2009, and Pray for Silence, 2010) is another winner. Booklist (starred review)

  • Kate's third offers plenty of violence, a surprise ending and some insight into the Amish way of life. Kirkus Reviews
  • Castillo melds deeply flawed characters with a glimpse into a unique community in which isolation can hide a plethora of secrets. Publishers Weekly
  • Castillo has created a gripping series about police chief Kate Burkholder, who was raised in an Amish community but left during her teens, which creates a constant tension between herself and the community but also an understanding of the people involved. Life in the farming area is vividly portrayed and both the sociological background and the physical setting add greatly to the mystery. The mystery is complicated but clearly plotted with a heart-stopping ending. RT Book Review (4 ½ stars)
  • This is the third in a stupendous series . . . Written at a thrilling pace, with haunting images, Breaking Silence is a novel worth staying up all night to reach the end. New York Journal of Books

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandie | 2/18/2014

    " I just picked this up at the library without any idea what it was about. Not the type of book I normally would read but I actually really enjoyed it. A good quick read and I will probably read the earlier ones "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathy | 2/2/2014

    " Murders in Amish country-always interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mich | 12/19/2013

    " Best one by far!! Just got the new one loaded onto my kindle!! Can't wait! Love this series!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie | 12/7/2013

    " I am totally in love with Castillo! I love this series so much! It's kind of like James Patterson novels, only with a girl! "

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