After the Storm

After the Storm

Paperback - 2015
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"In this electrifying thriller by New York Times bestseller Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder must uncover a family's long-hidden past to solve a brutal murder... When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones-and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged. Meanwhile, turmoil of an emotional and personal nature strikes at the very heart of Kate's budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti. A reality that strains their fragile new love to the breaking point and threatens the refuge they've built for themselves-and their future. Under siege from an unknown assailant-and her own personal demons-Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets and the lengths to which people will go to protect their own"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250061560
Branch Call Number: F CAS
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 25 cm


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Mar 08, 2020

I have read and will look forward to the books in the Kate Burkholder detective series. I enjoy the characters and following their lives and the setting among the Amish. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Jan 14, 2020

Love this series!

Jul 14, 2019

Another great thriller from Castillo. So dependably well-written and plotted. And there were some really bad pigs in this one. Who doesn't love an animals run amuck subplot?

Oct 02, 2018

I find this author to be entertaining and thorough - her story development is steady, and her characters are dimensional. I did find this one in the series to be lacking in comparison to earlier books, but not so much that I won't continue to keep Castillo on my list of authors who provide dependable entertainment or challenge.

Nov 08, 2017

I just discovered this author and I am looking forward to reading some of her other books. It was interesting how she wove the Amish culture into her story line. I learned some things that I did not know before.

Aug 20, 2016

This is the EIGHTH bookin the Kate Burkholder series set in Amish country in Ohio. Kate, the police chief, was raised in the faith, but was excommunicated. She still has conflicts about her loyalty to the Amish community versus the "English" as they call the outsiders. The mysteries usually involve the Amish people as victims and / or perpetrators of crimes. The books are nice, solid mystery / police procedural reads. As with all series I always recommend starting with the first in the set, as the history of the main character explains her subsequent behaviors / conflicts. If you are wondering.... a good source to find the first in almost any author's series is " Fantastic Fiction" a GREAT website!!!! *************AUDIOBOOK REQUESTED THRU MNLink

Jul 24, 2016

There are a few small plot holes in this book, which wasn't quite as strong for me as the other books in the series. But, as usual, Linda Castillo tells a riveting story.

Oct 23, 2015

Castillo doesn't disappoint. Entertaining read, fast-paced, with the mix of the Amish world to add a special touch to her novels

Sep 14, 2015

This is the first of two "new release" novels, I read back to back, that featured "murder by pig". In the case of this novel the murder occurred in the first chapter so I cannot consider it a spoiler but I shall not reveal the identity of the second book. tee hee.


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