Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #2)

Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #2)

by Linda Castillo
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Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #2) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 227 reviews.
Readsmore More than 1 year ago
Thrillers are supposed to thrill you, and this series doesn't disappoint! Thanks to the author's incredible descreiptions, I actually felt like I was there, helping Kate and Tomasettie scope out the crime scenes. It's all about atmosphere. I like to get lost inside a book, and have not been disappointed by this author yet. The characters and the Amish community / countryside are well drawn and bring that extra dimension and emotional payoff that so many books are missing nowadays. Look forward to more of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read Ms. Castillo's romances for years and had to try her thrillers. Even in such a dark and frightening premise, she still managed to engage me in her main characters' (Kate and Tomasetti) relationship. I didn't realize this was book II. Now I'm going to read the first, and am so excited to get to see how Kate and Tom met. :-> Keep up the wonderful storytelling, Ms. Castillo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first Kate Burkholder novel, Sworn to Silence, thoroughly hooked me. Kate and her team in the quaint town of Painter's Mill, the people in the Amish community, and the luscious John Tomasetti, Kate's love interest, were all characters I looked forward to meeting again in the second book of the series. And after surviving the roller coaster ride of that first book, I anticipated even more thrills and surprises in Pray for Silence. I was NOT disappointed! Linda Castillo knows how to keep a reader turning pages! This is an action-packed, realistic, scary, and well-written story that kept me up late into the night.
WhiteRaven More than 1 year ago
Linda C. has a way of making a gorey crime scene almost elegant. She holds you hostage with her powerful prose and forces you to ride the emotional rollercoaster with Kate, all the while you're entranced and have no desire to break free. This is the second book of the Burkholder series and I love it even more than the first. PLEASE tell me there are more to come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Castillo's excellent murder-mystery, Pray for Silence, police chief Kate Burkholder is investigating the murder of seven members of an Amish family. There are no discernable clues left behind by the killer. Kate is respected by the Amish, in their distant and aloof way, and immensely by her department. This graphic story is convincing and well-researched and not for the faint of heart, but also sharing the spot light is the main protagonist, Kate, who struggles with her own demons and there are many challenging, disquieting moments of self-discovery. CAPTIVATING!
DesperateWriter More than 1 year ago
After reading SWORN TO SILENCE, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Linda Castillo's next Kate Burkholder novel! The characters are fresh and original, and the plot is well-drawn and keeps me turning the pages. I find I've invested a lot in the relationship between Kate and Tomasetti, as well as the lives of the other players in this series. Keep it up, Linda C.! I can't wait for the next one!
JessieW87 More than 1 year ago
Pray for Silence is the second book in the series. I read both of the books back to back. I escaped into Kate's world and I could not put this down. I got so caught up in the story line and wanting to find more about Kate's history. Kate and Tomasetti's relationship grows more in this novel and it definitely left me wanting more! I was a little annoyed at the fact that Kate seemed to be drinking more in this novel, but you're not supposed to love everything about a character. Kate is a passionate cop and I can't for the next novel in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not the murder mystery type, but this caught my attention and never let me go. The charachters are well developed. It is a little grizzly at first, but the descriptions are needed to get the reader involved in the charachters' mind set. I read this one in record time. It should come with a warning that you aren't going to get much else done once you pick it up, as you will want to keep reading it until you are finished!
Kristen_Lamb More than 1 year ago
I have been an editor for going on ten years. It is tough for me to take off my critique hat. This book grabbed me and never let go. A real treat!
grumpydan More than 1 year ago
Police Chief Kate Burkholder is called to a murder scene where entire Amish families of seven have been slaughtered; the girls tortured. A former Amish herself, Kate tries to persuade the Amish community to help her. She get assistance from Sate agent John Tomasetti, whom she has some sort of relationship, although neither can determine what that relationship is. Clues have them questioning anyone that may have been in contact with the teenage daughter who had a hidden diary mentioning the relationship she has with a non-Amish man. Although some scenes were gruesome, the writing is superb and had me feeling what Kate was experiencing as she comes to temrs with her own demons as she tracks the killer in their community.
Ladybear More than 1 year ago
Kate Burkholder will have to move to a new town when the possibilites for mayhem need to be expanded to be part of a multi-novel collection, or I won't forgive Linda Castillo for bringing her alive in the first two novels. Her stories are destined to become best-sellers when word gets out. I just don't know if I can miss that much sleep!
Sascher More than 1 year ago
Very Enjoyable read! I also recommend the previous book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the first book in this series. I had figured who the perps were way before Kate did. I felt that the author had Kate missing some very obvious conclusions; seemed to me that Kate was smarter in the first book.
MooseWI More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed the book. it held my interest all the way to the end. i am not going to say much about the book for it is best learned about by reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems like the author is just going through the motions on this one. There are sentences in this book that were either copied and pasted from the first mystery or are stock sentences she always uses. I was very engaged with the first book but this one feels dead inside. The main character spends a lot of time being appalled by the violence she sees and feeling weepy. I don't know any cops like that. It is also very clear the author talked to some police about basic safety tactics that are second-nature to any police officer worth her salt, and then she put them into the book in an extremely awkward way that did not ring true. The story was a little boring despite the very graphic violence. I also noticed, in both books, that the author keeps mentioning the "first 48 hours" after the crime being super-important. ..rolls eyes.. It is still a passable mystery, just not as good as the first.
ReillySR More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Linda Castillo's books and I think this is the best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read both books in this series now and this second one was great! I stayed up half the night to finish it and upon reading the inside blurb my son and husband grabbed it too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finished this book (hard to put down) and then had to search out the previous book (Sworn to Silence) -- now I can't wait for Castillo's next book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm intrigued with this series. I'll continue. Author is very consistent and juggles various plot lines with skill.
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Enjoyed this mystery
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