Sworn to silence book series
Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1) by Linda CastilloWhen a serial killer strikes bucolic Painters Mill, Ohio, the killers signature -—Roman numerals ritualistically carved into each victims abdomen- —matches the MO of four unsolved murders from 16 years earlier. Police chief Kate Burkholder, whos reluctant to dredge up the past, must keep secret that she knows why the old murders stopped. Not satisfied with the cases progress, local politicos set up a multijurisdictional task force to assist, including a law-enforcement agent battling his own demons. The added scrutiny and the rising body count threaten to push the chief over the edge. Adept at creating characters with depth and nuance, Castillo smoothly integrates their backstories into a well-paced plot that illuminates the divide between the Amish and English worlds.
Kate Burkholder Series
The Kate Burkholder series is written by best-selling Linda Castillo. Castillo is known for her romantic novels and the series is her first step away from the genre. Kate Burkholder grew up in an Amish community. When she was 14, she was sexually attacked by a fellow church member. This lead to some questions and doubts she had with their faith and ultimately led to her leaving the Amish community when she turned
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. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish. Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. Her Amish roots and big city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She's certain she's come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field.
Full disclosure: Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo isn't so much a romantic suspense as it is a thriller with a romantic subplot. It was so deliciously good that I had to review it though., Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.
Kate Burkholder Series. 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 the rea… More. Book 1. Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo.