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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,234 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Castillo Narrator: Kathleen McInerney Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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New York Times best-selling 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, has 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 best-selling 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Tiscareno | 2/20/2014

    " you can help but want to keep reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 2/20/2014

    " Police chief Kate B has another horrific crime scene on her hands, when an Amish family of seven is found slaughtered. (This idyllic Ohio Amish community is going to suffer from "Cabot Cove Syndrome" if Kate doesn't start moving afield pretty soon.. . .) Fairly soon it becomes evident that the crime is sexually-based--one teenage victim is crucial to the case, and the dark side of sex crimes dominates the story line. I liked her 1st thriller more, and figured this one out too easily (I'm usually slow), but have to say that Castillo can pace them well! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 2/19/2014

    " This book captivated my attention from the beginning - the writing style was very easy to read. This book is about a police chief (who grew up Amish but left their world) investigating an Amish family murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica K | 2/16/2014

    " This book seemed a bit melodramatic to me, but overall it was a good story. The main character was a bit annoying at times simply because, on several occasions, she seemed unable, or at least a bit slow, to connect two pieces of information to one another. I kept wanting to yell at her and say "Remember such-and-such? Connect the dots!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lil Gluckstern | 2/12/2014

    " Castillo handles the brooding Amish countryside very well. Through the work on a gristly murder, we see the characters clash in their varied values and "English." The characters are very well delineated, and are real as though we would know if we lived in their town. Highly recommended and I look forward to the next in the series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 1/20/2014

    " Over the top with violence and foul language for both the cops and the civilians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avril | 1/18/2014

    " Kate Burkholder is the chief of police in rural Ohio's Painters Mill. She's on a mission to to solve the brutal slaying of the Planks, a local Amish family. Having been raised Amish herself, Kate communicates in Pennsylvania Dutch, and follows Amish protocols and traditions to a t. Unfortunately, Kate's got baggage. Having been raped as a teen herself she begins experiencing post traumatic stress after reading Mary Plank's diary. The diary alludes to drugs, rape, and internet porn. Kate numbs herself with alcohol. Helping her piece the investigation together is love interest BCI agent John Tomasetti. He's also battling demons. Tomasetti is on mandatory leave due to failing a drug test... drugs he took after the brutal murder of his own family. Castillo spins and weaves parallels and overlapping storylines from two very different worlds with such craft and skill that you will not be able to put this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie | 1/17/2014

    " Second book in a series and it did not disappoint. I agree with my sister, I could have done without alot of the gory details. But the author really knows how to bring the story to life. Felt like I was in that house in the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zoe | 1/17/2014

    " Series of Chief in small town with high Amish community. Crime is always hideous and it is always centered around the Amish an the fact that she was one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 1/5/2014

    " Second in a series..REALLY enjoyed it..Third one coming out in June... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 12/27/2013

    " Great "Who Done It" mystery. I've already ordered the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 11/10/2013

    " Linda Castillo is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I love the descriptions she provides. Although gruesome at times, she has a way of making the book come to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 11/4/2013

    " Another great mystery by Linda Castillo. I liked the first book in this series so much that I decided to try this one, the second book, as well. It didn't disappoint! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryellen Woodside | 11/2/2013

    " Pray for Silence is as good as Castillo's first novel, Sworn to Silence. Police Chief Kate Burkholder finds herself investigating the brutal murders of an entire Amish family. You won't be able to stop reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 10/5/2013

    " Just as good as the first book!! Do not have to read the books in order, enough information is given in each book so you won't feel lost. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggi | 9/25/2013

    " I hope Linda Castillo keeps writing, and Kate Burkholder stays with her. The whole cast of characters keeps getting better and better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Hill | 9/3/2013

    " Loved it! Ending had me on the edge of my seat! Love Kate and John's relationship. Hoping the end of the series lets us learn more about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorinda | 4/13/2013

    " I love this thriller. It kept me on the edge of my sit, and could not put it down till I finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda | 3/12/2013

    " It's a thriller & parts are quite gruesome, but I couldn't put it down! I will be checking out the next book in the series soon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/14/2013

    " Luvin' this new author I found!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 9/9/2012

    " You can read my thoughts here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siham Haddadi | 7/25/2012

    " I loved the book overall, but the ending was quite disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 1/1/2012

    " This series of Castillo's I really enjoy, though like others do find her details of crimes more graphic than necessary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Saathoff | 8/6/2011

    " It's a page turner that's for sure ! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Al | 6/1/2011

    " Not that great. Not good police procedural work. Too personal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara B. | 5/24/2011

    " This is the 2nd book I have read by this author. And, once again, love her books! Interesting background taking place in an Amish community, good story line, and a hint of possible romance. Quite a thriller! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cora | 5/4/2011

    " Just okay. Good mystery but not James Patterson. Good insight to Amish way of living. Predictable ending.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy T | 4/26/2011

    " This was such an awesome suspense novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/15/2011

    " Just as good as the first book in the series. I'm looking forward to the third. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 4/11/2011

    " Could not put it down - finished in two nights! Loved it! I love a murder mystery. Suspenseful and engaging. Castillo made her characters smart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 4/1/2011

    " Love stories set around the Amish community regardless of content. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 3/28/2011

    " read this on vacation. Not quite as good as the first in the series, but a good vacation read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 3/11/2011

    " This one fooled me, when I thought at least one other person was involved. He wasn't!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/22/2011

    " I enjoy this series. Love the character Kate Burkholder! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorinda | 2/21/2011

    " I love this thriller. It kept me on the edge of my sit, and could not put it down till I finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaun | 2/14/2011

    " Good audiobook. The main character became annoying to me. Enjoyable, not profound. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/13/2011

    " Pray for Silence was a book that held you attention to the very end. Worth reading. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Castillo

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 seven 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 animation voice-over.