Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder #3)
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 ce...more
we are again drawn into the Amish community of Painters Mill where Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is again on the case when tragedy strikes a local Amish family.
It's difficult to comment too much without giving away juicy plot points, but I will just say that the depth of character in this book is wonderful and it's a real page turner right to the end lots of surprise twists and "gotcha" moments. Very well written.
What I love...more
Das Einzige, was diese Krimireihe aus der Mittelmäßigkeit herausheben könnte, ist, dass Amish People eine Rolle spielen. Aber hierfür wurde nur ein Wikipedia-Artikel verwurstet. Scrapp ist ein amisches Nahrungsmittel, doch aus welchen Zutaten es be...more
Breaking Silence didn't ring true at all. The protagonist goes on and on about her Amish roots but then is drinking and smoking and having sex without a guilty thought. Anyone who has grown up in a strict religious family until she is 14 has her sense of morality shaped by it. Half the time Kate is tired and smelly and sleep deprived and still ready for a romp in the sack. She is just so cliche: woman cop with troubled rebellious past...more
At first, what happened that cold December morning at the Slabaugh farm appeared to be an accident. The 5:00 a.m. phone call signaled something bad had happened before Chief Kate Burkholder was told of the family nightmare. Three uncons...more
Kate Burkholder is the chief of police in a small Ohio town with a large Amish population. She was born Amish but left in her teens. Now she's back and investigating crimes in Amish country.
This time, there are Amish hate crimes. They have been singled out for harassment that escalates from insults to beatings, animal slaughter, and molotov cocktails. There is even a suspicious death cas...more
Once again, we are back in Paint...more
Castillo has created a unique character in Kate Burkholder. She is the chief of police in the town of Painters Mill - a town that also shares close proximity with a large Amish community. Kate herself was...more
This is the third in the Police Chieg Kate Burkholder series. Chief Burkholder was raised Amish but left the Amish family as a teenager and never went back. She went away to be a police chief in a large city, but then came back to her small Ohio town. While the Amish community doesn’t necessarily trust her because she’s no longer one of them, they do know that she...more
Kate wird laut Klappentext zu ihrem persönlichsten Fall gerufen und genau das hat mich neugierig gemacht. Doch was hat mich erwartet? Der erste Mord in einer Familie ist wirklich grausam - gefunden werden Mutter, Vater und der Onkel in einer Jauchegrube. Was zunächst nach einem Unfall aussieht,...more
Once again, author Linda Castillo, has taken us to the fictional town of Painters Mill. Chief of Police, Kate Burkholder is baffled by the steady stream of hate crimes against the Amish in her town. And one night it goes too far when three members of the same family are murdered. That is when the state sends John Tomasetti in to help Kate find the people behind these hate crimes. Together they discover that not all of the crimes are linked and there may be...more
Breaking Silence by Linda Castillo left me stunned! If you like a good murder mystery and stories about the Amish, this one c...more
I feel as though I've learned something new about the Amish culture each time I read her books because they are so well researched. Having said that, I also feel like I've just taken the roller coaster ride of my life. You really...more
Here the vi...more
When a husband, wife and uncle are killed Kate is determined to find out who killed the mild mannered Amish people, and also to get some help for the four children ranging in age from 17 to about 8. At the same time there are a series of hate crimes being done around the area, also aimed at...more
I continue, however, to be bothered by the language. It simply is...more
Die Slabaugh Familie ist eigentlich eine ganz normale große Amish Familie, doch eines Tages wird Police Chief Kate Burkholder zu einem schrecklichen Unfall gerufen. Die Eltern und ein Onkel liegen tot in der Jauchegrube. Die vier Kinder stehen unter Schock. Zuerst sieht alles nach ein...more
This is easily the best of the three so far. The narrative is tight, there isn't the fascination with violence that bothered me in the first book. Personally I wish that she work improve her sense of place - it does not really have a Holmes County feel to it, but then do most readers...more
Kate Burkholder is chief of police in Painter's Mill, a small town with a large Amish population. Having been born Amish herself, Chief Burkholder can understand some of what goes on in the Amish community and is saddened when an Amish couple and the husband's brother are...more
Following in sequence from "Sworn To Silence", "Pray For Silence", and this installment - "Breaking Silence" - we are again drawn into the Amish community of Painters Mill where Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is again on the case when tragedy strikes a local Amish family.
It's difficult to comment too much without giving away juicy plot points, but I will just say that the depth of character in this book is wonderful and it's a...more
I do find the first person vs. the third person viewpoint in the writing a little weird as it makes it difficult for me to keep my distance when I read and it's hard to shield my reading/thinking from being intruded...more
In her spare time Linda enjoys reading, trail ri...more