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Pray for Silence: A Kate. has been added to your Cart. Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence and Breaking Silence, crime thrillers set in Amish country

Pray for Silence: A Kate. Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence and Breaking Silence, crime thrillers set in Amish country. She is the recipient of awards including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion and a nomination for the RITA.

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Kate Burkholder Series. 12 primary works, 20 total works. Book 2. Pray for Silence. In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and English residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with th. ore. Book 1. Sworn to Silence.

Pray for Silence book. This is the second book in the Kate Burkholder series and it is a thriller. Officer Chuck "Skid" Skidmore is working the graveyard shift. After one too many cups of coffee at the diner where he was checking out the young waitress he pulled his cruiser over in a farmers field to answer natures call.

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Pray for Silence: A Thril. 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. Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect.

Kate Burkholder (Volume 2) Linda Castillo St. Martin's Publishing Group. In this electrifying thriller, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family. Kate Burkholder (Volume 1) Linda Castillo St.

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.

I read the first of the 9 book series Sworn to Silence but this particular book, although it kept my interest there were many things I did not like about Police Chief Kate Burkholder's behavior this time around especially how she would lose her cool and would become unprofessional and realize this, of course, after the fact. I like strong woman characters and Kate is to a certain extent but once, as in many books, a love interest clouds a woman's judgment and hers is with John Tomasetti a fellow from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation agent called upon to assist the local law enforcement agency where Kate is the Chief of Police. Each of these characters has some major baggage but I didn't like that while on duty they see fit to drink on duty sitting in a bar, really? This book like the first has some very gruesome murders that are very well explained in layman's terms so you really get the picture of what happened. And when adding in the Amish culture makes for an interesting read. I'll read her other books but I certainly want Kate to toughen up.
"Some cases are more complicated than others."

FINAL DECISION: A satisfying mystery combined with continued revelations and painful parallels to Kate's past and those of her lover John. PRAY FOR SILENCE is a worthy sequel to the first book in this series.

THE STORY: Chief of Police Kate Burkholder straddles two worlds. Having grown up Amish, she understands and respects the people, but she also rejected the life and now lives apart from them. Ten months after the horrific events in SWORN TO SILENCE, things have returned to normal except that Kate has an on again off again lover in John Tomasetti and Kate's own demons seem closer to the surface. Painters Mill is struck by another horrific event as a whole Amish family is brutally murdered. The Platt family had moved to Painters Mill only a year ago and now an entire family is wiped out. Although the family seemed normal, Kate knows that every family can harbor dark secrets.

OPINION: This is one scary book. There are many twists and turns which make is a great mystery. What makes is a great thriller is how haunted Kate is by her own past and how that intertwines and makes more immediate the murders here. Not only is there a difficult murder mystery to solve but readers also get more revelations about Kate's own past, her shaky mental stability and the way that the past seems to bleed into Kate's work. More about John's own problems are revealed as he has weaned himself from his addiction to prescription drugs but instead suffers debilitating anxiety attacks. I loved how these two closed people warily circle one another wanting and fearing a connection between them. The emphasis in this book is always on the crime but it is always shown through the first person narrative of Kate. The personal connection is what makes these crimes especially relevant and keeps them from being intellectual exercises.

WORTH MENTIONING: There are some graphic depictions of violence involving murder and rape.

CONNECTED BOOKS: PRAY FOR SILENCE is the second book in the Kate Burkholder series. It can be read independent of the first book in the series, but there are ongoing stories that make this book richer and for that the books should be read in order.

STAR RATING: I give this book 5 stars.
“There are monsters living among us. People who look no different than you and me. But they lack a fundamental component of the human species: a conscience.”

An Amish family of seven is annihilated at twilight in the tiny farming community of Painters Mill, Ohio. Kate Burkholder, Chief of Police, has her hands full trying to cover as much ground in the crucial first forty-eight hours of the homicide. Because of the cruelty and brutality inflicted on the victims, Burkholder immediately calls in for help. What follows is a dangerous venture into the dark, seedy underbelly of pornography, and the loss of innocence.

After reviewing my highlights and notes, I realized that this book didn’t quite measure up to the initial book in the series for two main reasons: repetition and repetition. See? It’s annoying. I’d have hoped that most mystery writers would take a cue from the Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and Nancy Drews series. It’s not necessary to rehash the plot of the previous book until the reader is bored out of their mind. Carolyn Keene’s books usually had a sentence that read something like: “Nancy, Bess and George had a close run-in with a ring a dangerous jewel thieves in an earlier adventure.” Done and done!

Apart from that, I just grew tired of Castillo’s same use of descriptive words, especially the word “sage.” Has anyone ever given you a “sage” look? What does that even encompass? Or her reference to Kate’s past and how it kept coming up in this investigation to haunt her. I get it.

Don’t get me wrong. This is a thrilling page turner. Could it have been better? Yes. Am I giving up on the series? Definitely not. I’ve already purchased the third book, although I’ll probably wait a minute or two before reading it.
My actual rating is more like 2 1/2 stars. I read the author’s previous book, Sworn to Silence. I was really put off by the graphic nature of the murders. Because I liked the characters (and the writing), I thought I’d give her another chance. Once again, the plot dealt with multiple murders and graphic - and I thought gratuitous - violence, including torture. I’m not squeamish; as a retired prosecutor, I’m a crime buff. It seems to me the author is a good enough writer to be able to cobble a credible plot from a murder that does not involve a maniac. The town where the main character is Chief of Police only has a population of about 5000. At this rate, she’s going to run out of victims.