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Sworn to Silence (Digital Audiobook)

A Kate Burkholder Novel

By Linda Castillo, Kathleen McInerney (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 22, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/5/2017)
Paperback (3/15/2011)
Paperback (4/18/2017)
CD-Audio (8/29/2017)
Paperback (12/4/2009)
Hardcover (6/23/2009)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (6/1/2009)
Compact Disc (6/23/2009)
Mass Market Paperback (5/25/2010)

July 2009 Indie Next List

“Has a serial killer returned to a small, Amish town again after 16 years? And will the chief of police -- now ostracized from her Amish family -- know the secret behind the killings? Gruesome murders, excellent plotting, and a variety of characters with fresh personalities all add up to an impressive debut with a vividly creative story.”
— Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
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Description

Now the subject of the Lifetime original movie An Amish Murder

A killer is preying on sacred ground....

In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish.

Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. Her Amish roots and big city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She's certain she's come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past—and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.