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Author: Linda Castillo Narrator: Kathleen McInerney Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Kate Burkholder Series Release Date: July 2017 ISBN: 9781427285850
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This program is read by series narrator Kathleen McInerney.

"McInerney's masterly technique makes aural sense of the plain and kind Amish people bewildered by the violence, thuggery, and corruption that have come among them. McInerney's characters are alive, all human and believable, even at a sometimes blistering pace." - AudioFile Magazine on Among the Wicked

In Down a Dark Road, this electrifying new thriller audiobook in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.

Two years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, 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 and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle’s house. He’s armed and desperate with nothing left to lose.

Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Past and present collide for Chief of Police Kate Burkholder in this compelling audiobook, and Kathleen McInerney is a strong narrator...McInerney speaks primarily from Kate's perspective but creates strong voices for all of the book's characters...Though part of a series, this title easily stands alone. AudioFile

    "Kathleen McInerne...brings all the versatility you'd hope for to the varied cast of men, women and children, giving each an undeniably distinct voice.
  • “Award-winning and seasoned narrator McInerney has read all eight previous novels in the Kate Burkholder series. Here she brings her skillful voice work and expert use of tone to the latest installment of the Amish-set thrillers, this one burgeoning with questions of murder.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • AudioFile Editors' Pick "The Most Intriguing Upcoming Releases"

  • “A police officer who grew up Amish struggles to separate her past from the present…Castillo once again weaves the particularities of the Amish mindset into a complex mystery that will leave you crying with pity or seething with rage.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “[In] Castillo’s thrilling ninth novel…Castillo skillfully sets each scene, compelling readers to fear the raging stream, sense the tension in a room, and yes, even smell the manure.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Kate] has a knack for getting the usually close-mouthed members of the Amish community to talk to her and refuses to give up when she thinks she’s onto something…Castillo works in fine details and insight into Amish life, but this is no gentle read—there is plenty of tension and some good red herrings that will keep any mystery reader satisfied.”


  • A July 2017 LibraryReads Pick
  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick of Upcoming Releases

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 7/27/2017

    " Another great Burkholder book and Kathleen McInerney makes it come alive, as usual! This book seemed to show a more personal side of Kate, a little more vulnerable, made her seem more "real". Can't wait for the next book! "

About the Author

Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder series and the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion, and a RITA nomination.

About the Narrator

Kathleen McInerney won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2011 and was a finalist for the Audie in 2010 and 2015. Her narrations have also earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and a broad range of animation voice-overs.