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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.


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Sworn to Silence (Kate Burk...
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Breaking Silence (Kate Burk...
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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 :)


message 2: by Linda

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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