Synopsis: (Book Flap)
A Killer Is Preying on Sacred Ground……..
In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “English” residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish.
Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. Her Amish roots and big city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She’s certain she’s come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past—and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.
The prologue starts with the thoughts of the killers victim as she is contemplating her fate. The details are so vivid i am scared and not so sure i could keep reading!
Kate Burkholder, a former Amish, is the chief of police of Painters Mill, Ohio. Officer for only 6 mths. TJ Banks stumbles on a horrific scene and Painters Mill hasn’t seen anything like this in 16 years. Rumors fly, is it a copy cat crime? Or has the Slaughterhouse killer come back. Kate has a secret and she must find out the truth . In doing so she needs to talk to her family, who she rarely visits... You'll have to read the book to find out what happens!
I’m very intrigued by the Amish and love the Amish history and this murder mystery intertwined with the Amish was an awesome read. The characters were easy to follow and connect to and each page so full of description , making you feel like your right there. It was hard to put the book down, always wanting to know what was going to happen next and the end was soooo scary and riveting that i didn’t stop reading until it had ended. So if you enjoy a good murder mystery, this one is perfect!
An intense, riveting thriller definitely worth 10 stars!!!
On the back flap it says that she is currently working on her next book in the series and i will definitely be first in line to get it.
Bestselling author Linda Castillo is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion and a nomination for the Rita. She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next thriller, also set in Amish Country and featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.