Gone Missing

Gone Missing

By Linda Castillo

Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312658564, 277pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2012


Linda Castillo's bestselling series has been called "gripping" "People"] and "impossible to put down" "Bookpage"] and the "teeth chattering suspense" "USA Today"] continues with GONE MISSING a deeply chilling novel about a rite of passage gone horribly wrong.

Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without the rules. It's an exciting time of personal discovery and growth before committing to the church. But when a young teen disappears without a trace, the carefree fun comes to an abrupt and sinister end, and fear spreads through the community like a contagion.

A missing child is a nightmare to all parents, and never more so than in the Amish community, where family ties run deep. When the search for the presumed runaway turns up a dead body, the case quickly becomes a murder investigation. And chief of Police Kate Burkholder knows that in order to solve this case she will have to call upon everything she has to give not only as a cop, but as a woman whose own Amish roots run deep.

Kate and state agent, John Tomasetti, delve into the lives of the missing teen and discover links to cold cases that may go back years. But will Kate piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle in time to save the missing teen and the Amish community from a devastating fate? Or will she find herself locked in a fight to the death with a merciless killer?

About the Author
Linda Castillo is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including "Sworn to Silence" and "Her Last Breath", crime thrillers set in Amish country. The first book in the series, "Sworn to Silence, "was" "was 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, the Holt Medallion and a nomination for the RITA. In addition to writing, Castillo's other passion is horses. She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next novel.

Praise For Gone Missing

Praise for Sworn to Silence

 “Chilling . . . This series will delight fans of Chelsea Cain and Thomas Harris.” —USA Today


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


Praise for Pray for Silence

 “Shades of In Cold Blood . . . Another chilling thriller.” —People magazine


“Violent and earthy, and completely impossible to put down.”—BookPage


Praise for Breaking Silence

 “If you like the work of Tana French—and yes, you should—Castillo is every bit as good, and much closer to home.” ―BookReporter.com


“Exceptionally well-drawn characters and a gripping plot that takes some shocking turns to a heart-pounding conclusion . . . another winner.”—Booklist (starred review)

 “Written at a thrilling pace, with haunting images, Breaking Silence is a novel worth staying up all night to reach the end.”—New York Journal of Books