Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Review: Among the Wicked (Kate Burkholder #8) by Linda Castillo

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (July 12 2016)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019N4X1ZE

Book Description

 Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and "English" communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community.

Kate's long time love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an unorthodox assignment, knowing she'll have limited communication - and even less in the way of backup. But Kate can't turn her back, especially when the rumor mill boils with disturbing accounts of children in danger. She travels to New York where she's briefed and assumes her new identity as a lone widow seeking a new life.

Kate infiltrates the community and goes deep under cover. In the coming days, she unearths a world built on secrets, a series of shocking crimes, and herself, alone... trapped in a fight for her life.

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

 Among the Wicked is the eighth book in the Kate Burkholder series by author Linda Castillo.

Among the Wicked is a great addition to the Kate Burkholder series. In this latest book, Kate goes undercover to expose a so-called Amish bishop in upstate New York. Kate goes in deep with hardly any back up. Her partner and boyfriend State Agent John Tomasetti is against this but knows that once she has set her mind on something, it is going to happen.

I thought Kate took a lot of scary chances in trying to uncover the truth about the goings on within the closed knit community. She basically uncovered a cult. I found it hard to put Among the Wicked down. I had to know what was going to happen next. Loved the twists!

Great book. Highly recommend!

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