Pray for Silence: A Kate Burkholder Novel 2

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Pan Macmillan UK, Mar 1, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author

"With a reckless heroine who puts everything on the line in blind pursuit of justice, the action remains at fever pitch the whole way through." Press Association

"Another knock-out job. I love this series." Alex Kava

The sound of a scream in the early morning dawn leads to a case that will change Kate Burkholder's life irrevocably...

When the police arrive at the Amish farmstead in Painters Mill they can't imagine the horror that awaits them. An entire family slaughtered: the men shot, the young women tortured and killed. The Amish are peace-loving, gentle folk and the town is shocked by what appears to be a particularly brutal - and random killing. But is it random?

Every family has its secrets. Kate knows that better than anyone. And as she and Agent John Tomasetti dig deeper into the victims lives they discover a young woman who was living a lie. A girl who had to live in silence.

With her own past resonating - Kate knows she has to maintain some distance. From the case, and from Tomasetti. She knows what could happen if she gets too close. But when she puts herself in the line of fire - she realizes that, this time, there may be no going back.


"Absolutely stunning . . . A perfectly crafted thriller" Lisa Scottoline

"Think the movie Witness and add just a touch of the Coen brothers' Fargo and you have the feel for this brilliant, nail-biting thriller" Daily Mail

"Continues to explore the Amish way of life with a fast-paced mystery" Kirkus Reviews

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User Review  - JalenV - LibraryThing

Pray For Silence was a good mystery on the whole, but it annoyed me several times. The first wasn't the author's fault. By coincidence, I'd listened to another book with the same evil scheme not long ... Read full review

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User Review  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

3.5 Interesting cultural profiles but buyer beware...quite violent. Extremely traumatic contrast between the simplicity and violence. I will try another Kate Burkholder. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Bestselling author Linda Castillo knew at a young age that she wanted to be a writer and penned her first novel at the age of thirteen. In her spare time, Linda enjoys reading, showing horses and barrel racing. She lives in Texas with her husband, four lovable dogs, two barn cats and two Appaloosa horses. Her first novel featuring Kate Burkholder was Sworn to Silence.

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