Title: Sworn to Silence
Author: Linda Castillo
Tags: mystery, police procedural, amish, serial killers
Kate Burkholder is police chief in the small Ohio town of Painter's Mill, Ohio. Kate grew up Amish in the town, then left both the faith and the town after being raped and almost killed as a fourteen-year old. Now the serial killer active back when she was a teen seems to be back, each crime more shocking and violent than the last. kate must protect her secret past while trying to stop the madman.
Castillo has come up with an excellent book, which may be the start of a series. The characters are good, as is the plot. The details of the murders are not for the faint-hearted, but no worse than a lot of books structured around serial killers. I look forward to more books by Ms. Castillo.
Publication Minotaur Books (2009), Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date 2009
ISBN 0312374976 / 9780312374976