Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Review: After the Storm (Kate Burkholder #7) by Linda Castillo

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1351 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (July 14 2015)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00R69XLJU

Book Description

 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.

About the Author

Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder series, including Sworn to Silence and Gone Missing, crime thrillers set in Amish country. Sworn to Silence was recently adapted into a Lifetime original movie titled An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder.

Castillo is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence and the Holt Medallion, and she received a nomination for the Rita. In addition to writing, Castillo’s other passion is horses, particularly her appaloosa George. She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next novel.

My Review

 I just love the cover! Great job!

After the Storm is the seventh book in the Kate Burholder series by Linda Castillo. This is the first book of Castillo's that I've read. There were a few references to events in the past but I found that After The Storm can easily be read as a stand alone. It did not lessen my enjoyment at all that I had not read the previous books.

A tornado rips through Painters Mill where Kate Burkholder is the Chief of Police. A trailer park is flattened and Kate is faced with a tough decision in regard to moving an infant. Infants play a large role in this novel but I don't want to give anything away.

Kate is at a crossroads in her relationship with state agent John Tomasetti. The Amish from which Kate is alienated play a huge role in After The Storm. And then there is the body that is uncovered by the tornado. There is a lot going on this novel and I found it hard to put down. Castillo did a great job of weaving all the stories together.

I am definitely a new fan of Linda Castillo's. I am looking forward to upcoming books in the series and if I ever have time I would like to read the earlier books. Highly recommend.

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