Her Last Breath: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jun 18, 2013 - Fiction - 308 pages
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An extraordinarily beautiful Amish woman, a dangerous femme fatale, is the central figure in a story that reveals a dark side of Painters Mill and its seemingly perfect Amish world

A rainy night, an Amish father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere.

What at first seems like a tragic, but routine car accident  suddenly takes on a more sinister cast as evidence emerges that nothing about the crash is accidental.  But who would want to kill an Amish deacon and two of his children? He leaves behind a grieving widow and a young boy who clings to life in the intensive care wing of a hospital, unable to communicate.  He may be the only one who knows what happened that night.  Desperate to find out who killed her best friend’s husband and why, Kate begins to suspect she is not looking for a reckless drunk, but instead is on the trail of a cold blooded killer amid the residents of Painter’s Mill.  It is a search that takes her on a  chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born. 


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Her storytelling is fast paced and edgy! - Goodreads
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I was not expecting the ending on this one! - Goodreads

Review: Her Last Breath (Kate Burkholder #5)

User Review  - Sandy Nawrot - Goodreads

This murder mystery series has a unique premise - it takes place in an Ohio Amish community called Painter's Mill. Our protagonist is Kate Berkholder, the town sheriff who was raised Amish but left ... Read full review

Review: Her Last Breath (Kate Burkholder #5)

User Review  - DP Lyle - Goodreads

Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo Minotaur Books June 18.2014 ISBN-10: 0312658575 ISBN-13: 978-0312658571 320 pages . . . murder and mayhem among the peaceful world of the Amish . . . Painters Mill's ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

LINDA CASTILLO, author of New York Times bestselling Sworn to Silence, lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next book in this series, also set in Amish Country and featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.

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