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Author: Eugene Yelchin, Linda Castillo Narrator: Ari Fliakos, Kathleen McInerney Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Series:The Kate Burkholder Series Release Date: June 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427221384

Publisher Description

Linda Castillo's bestselling series has been called "gripping" [People] and "impossible to put down" [Bookpage] and the "teeth chattering suspense" [USA Today] continues with GONE MISSING—a deeply chilling novel about a rite of passage gone horribly wrong.

Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without the rules. It's an exciting time of personal discovery and growth before committing to the church. But when a young teen disappears without a trace, the carefree fun comes to an abrupt and sinister end, and fear spreads through the community like a contagion.

A missing child is a nightmare to all parents, and never more so than in the Amish community, where family ties run deep. When the search for the presumed runaway turns up a dead body, the case quickly becomes a murder investigation. And chief of Police Kate Burkholder knows that in order to solve this case she will have to call upon everything she has to give not only as a cop, but as a woman whose own Amish roots run deep.

Kate and state agent, John Tomasetti, delve into the lives of the missing teen and discover links to cold cases that may go back years. But will Kate piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle in time to save the missing teen and the Amish community from a devastating fate? Or will she find herself locked in a fight to the death with a merciless killer?

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  • “Entertaining and suspenseful. The tension between the Amish community and their English neighbors adds an additional level of intrigue to the story. The characters are realistic and convincingly motivated in their actions and choices. Kate’s own poignant experience with Amish life makes the story come alive.”

    - RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
  • “McInerney, the reader of other series titles, including Sworn to Silence (2009), captures Kate's conflicting emotions…Insights into the Amish community, well-developed characters, and McInerney's compassionate reading elevate this beyond usual crime fare.

    - Booklist
  • Adapting her tempo and energy to match the story line, McInerney seamlessly shifts from action to dialogue, tweaking the tension to keep listeners' full attention. Her characterizations, particularly those of the Amish, are clear without being theatrical, and listeners can easily discern individuals' general ages and backgrounds. The gritty story is tempered by Tomasetti and Burkholder's relationship and the description of the Amish culture.

    - AudioFile Magazine
  • Reader Kathleen McIerney does an excellent job in presenting this gripping tale.

    - Publishers Weekly
  • The novel is narrated by Kate in the present tense, a stylistic approach that works particularly well in audio format. Kathleen McInerney, who has read the series from its start, treats Kate to an intelligent, slightly brusque, radio-quality voice that loses much of its cool detachment precisely when it should – in moments of feverish romance with State Agent John Tomasetti and during the particularly suspenseful moments when best-laid plans go awry and the bullets fly.

    - Mystery Scene
  • Engagingly read by Kathleen McInerney

    - Sunday Star Ledger
  • Chilling . . . This series will delight fans of Chelsea Cain and Thomas Harris.

    - USA Today on Sworn to Silence
  • Absolutely stunning. . . . A perfectly crafted thriller.

    - Lisa Scottoline on Sworn to Silence
  • Exceptionally well-drawn characters and a gripping plot that takes some shocking turns to a heart-pounding conclusion . . . another winner.

    - Booklist (starred review) on Breaking Silence
  • 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 on Breaking Silence
  • Shades of In Cold Blood . . . Another chilling thriller.

    - People magazine on Pray for Silence
  • Violent and earthy, and completely impossible to put down.

    - BookPage on Pray for Silence
  • If you like the work of Tana French—and yes, you should—Castillo is every bit as good, and much closer to home.

    - BookReporter.com on Breaking Silence

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another book in the Kate Burkholder series. This book is much like all the others as its a murder mystery in the Amish Country. The author interview at the end gives some insight about her fascination with the Police Department and the way of the Amish. I enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed the books in this series. "

    - Julie, 1/16/2019
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another great page turner from Linda Castillo! "

    - Jen, 2/10/2014
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Listening to this while using my treadmill--the tritest dialogue I've encountered in a long time, and the reader makes Tomasetti sound like Joan Baez doing Bob Dylan, but the story is intriguing and I love the beautiful setting in Holmes County, Ohio. "

    - Linda, 2/10/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My second book by Castillo, this was great in audio format. Teenage Amish girls are disappearing and Kate Burkholder teamed again with her boyfriend Tomasetti are on the case. So interesting finding out details about the Amish community, though the violence and depravity described in this novel are surely very rare. Be warned: Castillo used occasional strong and evocative language in her novels, especially when describing violence. That said, she tells a very good story. "

    - Cindy, 2/2/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The interesting topic -- Amish Rumspringa -- was what drew me in initially. The writing was great, and the suspense never flagged. I think it needed another read-through: there were several typos throughout, and sometimes the same unique word or phrase was repeated on the same page. "

    - Laurie, 1/29/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Disappointing. Started off slow and than picked up the pace after a couple of chapters. Wasn't impressed with the way the book ended. "

    - Linda, 1/26/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is Castillo's 4th mystery featuring Kate Burkholder, a formerly-Amish chief of police in rural Ohio. Kate had left the Plain Life and her hometown when she was a teen, lived in Cleveland, worked as acop for many years, then moved back. She has unique skills to handle life in her equally Amish and "Englisher" town, understanding both populations well. And she speaks Pennsylvania Dutch! In this mystery, teenage Amish girls are going missing, and a hidden pattern - perhaps going back many years - emerges. Perhaps not as edge-of-your-seat as the previous titles in the series, but Castillo has become - with a relatively few number of books - (almost but not quite) like Nevada Barr for me: dependably exciting plotlines, intelligent and interesting characters, and above average writing. Can't wait for the next Kate - especially to see how her relationship with Tomasetti progresses. "

    - L-J, 1/25/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I have read all of the Kate Burkholder books and really enjoy them. I always like books about the areas I know and as I live just outside Holmes county..... I also have been to two book signings by Linda Castillo and have heard her talking about Kate. I love the characters in these books. She doesn't sentimentalise the Amish culture, but also doesn't patronise them. That is a major plus in these books. She has created two very interesting complicated creatures in Kate Burkholder and John Thomasetti, and I look forward to the next one in the series. Also looking forward to the movie being filmed based on the first book. Awesome! "

    - Jan, 1/19/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I didn't think this one was quite as action packed as the first two, but interesting and intriguing none the less which builds to an exciting and shocking conclusion. "

    - Karen, 1/17/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really enjoy the Kate Burkholder books. Fast moving, interesting, and suspenseful! "

    - Jean, 1/9/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " very good! Quick read! "

    - Paschultz318, 1/2/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this writer who takes us into the lives of the Ohio Amish country. Great reoccurring characters. An easy read. "

    - KC, 12/24/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Amish teens have gone missing - are they dead? The chief takes on the task of helping since she is Amish and able to relate better to the families. Romance continues on the back burner. Interesting enough to want to continue reading, but story line just didn't grab me. "

    - Marge, 12/22/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not happy with this book. I really wanted to see more in Kate's love life. Maybe have the relationship move forward but it left in the same place as the last 3 books. I did however like the story line behind the missing people. "

    - Rachel, 12/22/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a good book. the Amish angle wasn't over powering as it can be in some books. Everything was well laid out and explained. There are a few loose ends though that makes me wonder about some of her future books. "

    - Amy, 12/21/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love these books, read the first one for book club, then I was hooked. Looking forward to the next book, have ordered the nook book as well. "

    - Jane, 12/10/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really good book!!! Looking forward to the next for sure!!! "

    - Eileen, 8/25/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am so entranced with this series & this author. GREAT READ!!! "

    - Pamela, 6/23/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent read. Characters are engaging and the story keeps moving. "

    - Reena, 4/30/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " another great book by Linda Castillo! "

    - Suncat09, 3/5/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the first one of the series I've read and I loved it. Now I have to go back and read the first ones! "

    - Barbara, 9/12/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I think this was the best one in the series! "

    - Sarah, 8/18/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I Love all the books by Linda Castillo. The Amish books are great. They have mystery along with a bit of romance. Expect late nights with her books. Unable to put them down. "

    - Maranda, 6/14/2012

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 Narrators

Ari Fliakos is an actor with experience in television, radio, film, theater, and voice-overs. He has earned four Earphones Awards, and his narration of Seth Patrick’s Reviver won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration for paranormal fiction. On screen, he is best-known for his roles in Law & Order, Pills, and Company K.

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.