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Sworn to Silence: A Kate Burkholder Novel by [Linda Castillo]
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"Romance novelist Castillo, who grew up near Amish country, convincingly switches gears with this debut thriller, balancing chilling suspense and a nuanced portrait of the English-Amish divide. Starring a tough, complicated cop who speaks Pennsylvania Dutch as smoothly as she downs a vodka, Silence is the opening salvo in what promises to be a gripping series.”—People magazine (3 ½ out of 4 stars)

“Lovers of suspense will find no better novel to read this summer than Sworn to Silence, a teeth-chattering debut thriller from romance writer Linda Castillo. . . . This first in a series will delight fans of Chelsea Cain and Thomas Harris . . . compelling characters, excellent plotting and a hair-raising finale.”—USA Today

“Absolutely stunning. . . . A perfectly crafted thriller.” —Lisa Scottoline

“[Castillo] combines the protagonist's Amish background with her tough cop persona so skillfully and with such finesse, that both aspects of her character are totally believable. She also makes police procedure anything but tedious.” —Sandra Brown

“Complicated, haunted protagonists, shocking murders, psychological twists and bizarre crime scenes. . . . Sworn to Silence is a nail-biting series debut.” —Chelsea Cain

“Castillo’s backdrop of Amish Country is so alive and crawling with atmosphere that you'll swear you can hear the snow crunching underfoot. Sworn to Silence packs a healthy dose of twists but it’s Kate’s memorable voice that will leave you wanting to hear more.” —Alex Kava

“Kate Burkholder is the real deal and Sworn to Silence is a vivid, intense, and brutal page-turner of a novel.” —C.J. Box

“With an utterly compelling protagonist, sharp twists and a setting so real you feel it, Castillo doesn’t ...

About the Author

Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Pray for Silence and Breaking Silence, crime thrillers set in Amish country. She is the recipient of awards including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion and a nomination for the RITA. Besides writing, Castillo's other passion is horses, particularly her Appaloosa, George. She lives in Texas with her husband.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File size : 6373 KB
  • Publication date : June 23, 2009
  • ASIN : B002FDLOFU
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 367 pages
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books; First edition (June 23, 2009)
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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