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Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo
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Jun 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: amish-fiction, police-procedural, women-police-officers, mass-murders-fiction
Read from June 23 to 25, 2011

An entire Amish family is massacred on their farm. The two teenage daughters are tortured before before being killed. Kate Burkholder, police chief, is shocked and saddened by the burtality of the murders. There are not many clues to go on until Kate discovers the journal of the younger girl, Mary. Reluctantly she calls in her friend and sometime lover, John Tomasetti, for assistance. Together they discover that a horrible evil is hiding in the small Ohio town.

I really enjoyed this book. There are some real stretches here as far as the mystery goes but the writing is so good that they really did not bother me so much. I read the first book in the series and I felt as if I was going home to old friends. The characters are so believable. The descriptions are so good you can almost smell the farm animals. The details of Amish life interesting but not overdone. But this is a very real book, so not for the faint of heart. The descriptions of the crimes are short but vivid and represent some of the most twisted killers I have encountered in a book. So be warned.
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