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Linda Castillo

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Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder series, including Sworn to Silence and Gone Missing, crime thrillers set in Amish country. Sworn to Silence was recently adapted into a Lifetime original movie titled An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder.

Castillo is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence and the Holt Medallion, and she received a nomination for the Rita. In addition to writing, Castillo’s other passion is horses, particularly her appaloosa George. She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next novel.

Average rating: 4.03 · 60,280 ratings · 7,061 reviews · 54 distinct works · Similar authors
Sworn to Silence (Kate Burk...

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Pray for Silence (Kate Burk...

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Breaking Silence (Kate Burk...

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Gone Missing (Kate Burkhold...

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Her Last Breath (Kate Burkh...

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The Dead Will Tell (Kate Bu...

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After the Storm (Kate Burkh...

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Carlie Kline Linda, are you going to continue the Kate Burkholder series? You are an amazing author!


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Tara Rock Linda wrote: "Tara wrote: "Linda, thanks for the friending. We met you in Michigan a few years ago and have been reading your books as they hit the shelves; enjoy them immensely. My grand-daughter was quite im..."

Linda wrote: "Tara wrote: "Linda, thanks for the friending. We met you in Michigan a few years ago and have been reading your books as they hit the shelves; enjoy them immensely. My grand-daughter was quite im..."

So pleased to hear your coming to Michigan again. We previously met you in Lansing which is about 50 miles from us. But, we will make the trip to Gaylord if your not coming further south. Really appreciate the heads up, and a new book.


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Kelly Knapp We met in Dallas at one of the Dallas/Forth Worth tea party and I adore your books. I rarely recommend books, because peoples' tastes are so varied, but I recommend your books often. Hope you come this way again...Maybe to Readers 'N Ritas (part of Fresh Fiction's party)?


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Linda Castillo Tara wrote: "Linda, thanks for the friending. We met you in Michigan a few years ago and have been reading your books as they hit the shelves; enjoy them immensely. My grand-daughter was quite impressed and v..."

Thanks for your note, Tara. So pleased you're enjoying the books and really nice to hear I inspired your grand-daughter. My publisher is working on tour events for After the Storm this summer. I'm pretty sure I'll be at Saturn books in Gaylord MI. Is that near your neck of the woods?


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Tara Rock Linda, thanks for the friending. We met you in Michigan a few years ago and have been reading your books as they hit the shelves; enjoy them immensely. My grand-daughter was quite impressed and very motivated after hearing your speak. Please, do come back to Michigan.


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Linda Castillo Hi Barbara--

I hope you enjoy the book. It's darker than the movie in terms of tone, language and violence. Hope that's okay with you! I loved the movie, btw. Neve was an excellent choice for Kate Burkholder. I think just about every character was well cast.

Thanks for writing and have a great day!

Linda

Barbara wrote: "Hi Linda,
I plan on starting Sworn to Silence this weekend. Lifetime played a movie last night based on your book and the movie was good which means the book will be amazing :) I can't wait :)"



Barbara Hi Linda,
I plan on starting Sworn to Silence this weekend. Lifetime played a movie last night based on your book and the movie was good which means the book will be amazing :) I can't wait :)


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Linda Castillo Thanks, Dean. Hope you enjoy!


message 1: by Dean

Dean hey Linda!!!!
Thanks for adding me. I'm looking forward to reading your book!:D


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