Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #3)

Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #3)

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Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #3) by Linda Castillo, Kathleen McInerney

The New York Times bestselling series hailed as "gripping" (People magazine) and "compelling" (USA Today) returns with Police Chief Kate Burkholder called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm.

The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident: methane gas asphyxiation caused by a poorly ventilated cesspit. But in the course of a routine autopsy, the coroner discovers that one of the victims suffered a head wound before death—clearly, foul play was involved. But who would want to make orphans of the Slabaughs' children? And is this murder somehow related to a recent string of shocking hate crimes against the Amish?

Having grown up Amish, Kate is determined to bring the killer to justice. Because the other series of attacks are designated hate crimes, the state sends in agent John Tomasetti, with whom Kate has a long and complex relationship. Together, they search for the link between the crimes—and uncover a dark secret at work beneath the placid surface of this idyllic Amish community.

Chock full of twists and chills and set against the unusual world of the Amish, this series "will delight fans of Chelsea Cain and Thomas Harris" (USA Today).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781427212337
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 06/21/2011
Series: Kate Burkholder Series , #3
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence and Pray for 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. Besides writing, Castillo's other passion is horses, particularly her Appaloosa, George. She lives in Texas with her husband.

Kathleen McInerney has narrated numerous audiobooks by bestselling authors such as Emily Giffin, Danielle Steel, Jeffrey Stepakoff, Mary Kay Andrews, and Linda Castillo. Her narration of Just One Day by Gayle Forman won an AudioFile Earphones Award. In reviewing Mary Kay Andrew's Ladies' Night, AudioFile magazine said, "McInerney makes each of the characters distinct and recognizable and gives each the perfect voice, accent, and vocal mannerisms. Most enjoyable and well performed."

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DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
I was fully immersed in this fast-action, page-turning and suspenseful drama that was hard to put down. A strong and conflicted heroine and riveting plot kept me guessing in this spine-tingling murder mystery and I blown away when the killer was revealed, especially since I did not see this one coming.
Trishinomaha More than 1 year ago
With each Kate Burkholder book, Castillo gains more insight into her characters and gets more comfortable with them. I finished this in a day and a half and I work full time! This story has so many twists and turns and I never saw the end coming. I'm just sorry I have to wait another year for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I like the idea of this series, it is getting a little old with the idea of another Amish family being brutally murdered. I think the series idea is all used up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i like learning about Amish society, but the romance gets a little tiring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Considering that I live within 10 miles of the setting of all three books in the series, I found the books great. Must read!!
dana fetzer More than 1 year ago
I just happened upon this book and it was great!! I'm now going back to read her 1st two books
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JoAnWMartin More than 1 year ago
JoAn W. Martin 2407 Kilgore Rd. Baytown, TX 77520 281 427-2713 Breaking Silence, Kate Burkholder Series #3, by Linda Castillo, St. Martin’s Press, e Book, 2011, 257 pages Growing up in the Amish faith, Kate has left her upbringing behind. But family ties run deep and she returned to Painters Mill as the Chief of Police and often uses her knowledge of Pennylvania Dutch to solve difficult crimes. The Amish want to be left alone and insist belligerently that they can solve their own problems. Even when a crime is committed against their own community, they don’t report it. Naturally hate crimes are prevalent, but Kate gets no cooperation. Kate is struggling with insomnia when she gets a call from her dispatcher that the Slabaugh children say that their parents and uncle are down in the manure pit out at their farm. She knows the dangers of methane gas, ammonia, or drowning in a mismanaged manure pit. Two men and a woman are dead. The coroner discovers that one of the victims had been struck on the head so it is no accident that they fell into the manure pit. Kate has to question the four children who are now orphans. She wonders if this was related to the hate crimes than have recently been committed against the Amish. Why do they turn to the police for help, then won’t cooperate or offer any information to help find the culprit? The Amish families become easy pickings for people who hate anyone that is different. Kate feels responsible, like she should be able to stop the hate crimes. John Tomasetti is sent to Painters Mill to assist in the investigation. He and Kate have a special ongoing relationship that they try to keep private. John has endured the murder of his wife and two little girls three years ago. When the Widow Hunerick calls the authorities to report the slaughter of her sheep, Kate feels it is more of the same, but how to prove it? She finds herself grappling for patience. Each possible suspect is cleared, but Kate’s philosophy is that if she can use persistence, perseverance and patience, she will eventually find the perpetrators. Wanting to protect the innocent children is not the smartest frame of mind for the Chief of Police. Between slaughter of animals, barn fires, buggy fires, stolen rifles, teen age loves, Kate still has to ask hurtful questions of the victims when her nature is to protect them from the horrifying events. The Kate Burkholder Series is a police procedural mystery that is an excellent novel with Amish side issues and a woman Chief of Police that will draw the reader into devouring the whole series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
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I do recommend reading in order. Wow -great story and didn't see end coming. Can't wait to continue reading next books in series
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Good book I am really liking this series
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terri_spitz More than 1 year ago
I love this series of books. It has just the right mix of religion and mystery. Kate is a strong woman who is unwilling to let anyone see her in a moment of weakness. The insight to the Amish way of life is interesting if you are unfamiliar with them. I always enjoy her books and look forward to the next one.
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ValerieO More than 1 year ago
I really like Ms. Castillo's books. Her knowledge of the Amish culture and use of law enforcement terminology make the books interesting. The plot lines are believable and there are many twists and turns that will keep the reader interested in the story.
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Loved this one too
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