Pray for Silence (Compact Disc)

A Kate Burkholder Novel (Kate Burkholder Novels)

By Linda Castillo, Kathleen McInerney (Read by)

MacMillan Audio, 9781427209719, 9pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2010

July 2010 Indie Next List

“In this sequel to Sworn to Silence, Police Chief Kate Burkholder is faced with the slaughter of an Amish family of seven. Her search for the killer takes her on a dark journey of discovery and uncovers a disturbing realm of violence and brutality. As before, Castillo keeps the pace quick, the story compelling, and her manner towards the Amish reverent.”
— Katherine Osborne, Kennebooks, Kennebunk, ME
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The New York Times bestselling author of Sworn to Silence delivers an electrifying thriller--Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family

In the quiet town of Painters Mill, an Amish family of seven has been found brutally murdered on their farm. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to secrets, but she can't get her mind around the senseless brutality of the crime.

State agent John Tomasseti arrives on the scene to assist. He and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began a tentative relationship, but each is wary of commitment. The disturbing details of this case will push them to their limits and force them to face demons from their own troubled pasts.

When Kate discovers a diary, she realizes a haunting personal connection to the case. One of the teenage daughters may have been leading a lurid double life. As the case develops, Kate's list of suspects grows. Who is the attractive stranger that stole the heart of the innocent young Amish girl? Did her estranged brother--a man with a violent past who was shunned by his family and the Amish community--come back to seek out revenge? Driven by her own scarred past, Kate swears she'll find the killer and bring him to justice--even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

Topping her own bestselling debut, Linda Castillo once again immerses readers in the world of the Amish with a chilling story that is both a fast-paced thriller and compelling psychological puzzle.

About the Author

Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence and Breaking Silence, crime thrillers set in Amish country. She is the recipient of awards including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion and a nomination for the RITA. Besides writing, Castillo's other passion is horses, particularly her Appaloosa, George. She lives in Texas with her husband. Kathleen McInerney has narrated numerous audiobooks by bestselling authors such as Emily Giffin, Danielle Steel, Jeffrey Stepakoff, Mary Kay Andrews, and Linda Castillo. Her narration of Just One Day by Gayle Forman won an AudioFile Earphones Award. In reviewing Mary Kay Andrew's Ladies' Night, AudioFile magazine said, "McInerney makes each of the characters distinct and recognizable and gives each the perfect voice, accent, and vocal mannerisms. Most enjoyable and well performed."

Praise For Pray for Silence: A Kate Burkholder Novel (Kate Burkholder Novels)

“This sequel to SWORN TO SILENCE, narrated by Kathleen McInerney, gives us the continuing tribulations of Police Chief Kate Burkholder and the town of Painter’s Mill, Ohio…With creativity and authenticity, McInerney skillfully navigates a wide variety of characters—from cops and criminals to the Pennsylvania Dutch-speaking Amish. Her performance takes diverse situations in stride.” – AudioFile magazine "Kathleen McInerney does an excellent job portraying this diverse cast...A compelling listen, well-written and expertly narrated." - Publishers Weekly “Kathleen McInerney portrays Burkholder’s unquiet feelings and the complex feelings of a heroine who can’t help remembering her own difficult teenage years growing up in the Amish faith.” – The Chapel Hill Herald