Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pre Pub Book Buzz -- Pray For Silence by Linda Castillo

Last year, author Linda Castillo exploded onto the thriller scene with Sworn to Silence. No stranger to the suspense scene, Sworn to Silence proved to be her breakout title for new fans. Now, Castillo returns with Pray for Silence, the highly anticipated follow-up in the series. Set for release 6/22, Pray for Silence brings readers once again to the heart of Amish country with Kate Burkholder and her team. Here's some info from the publisher:

Kate Burkholder grew up in the Amish community of Painters Mill, Ohio, before leaving for the outside world and the study of law enforcement. Appointed Chief of Police in her former hometown, her knowledge of the Amish, their language and customs, makes her able to straddle two very different worlds. It’s been ten months since Kate Burkholder and BCI agent John Tomasseti solved the Slaughterhouse Murders Case and put the Amish and “English” residents of Painters Mill at ease. And as Kate and John keep each other at arm’s length, allowing their dark pasts to get the best of them, Kate is summoned to a brutal crime scene in the middle of the night—the murder of an entire Amish family.

The sight that will have the strongest affect on Kate is that of the two teenaged daughters, whose tortured bodies are found in the barn.

When Kate discovers a diary, she realizes a haunting personal connection to the case. One of the girls had been manipulated and abused—and may have led a secret double life. As Kate’s anger grows so does her resolve to find the killer and bring him to justice.

With this chilling new entry in the series, Linda Castillo once again immerses us in the mysterious world of the Amish with a story that manages to top her own bestselling debut thriller.

Castillo has already proven herself to be a true talent with fast-paced suspense and edge-of-your-seat plot lines. The return to Kate and Painters Mill is definitely a welcome one in my opinion. I've been dying to see what happens next with these characters and am completely fascinated by Castillo's setting.

Sworn to Silence is out now in paperback and Pray for Silence is due out 6/22. (If you've not read Sworn to Silence, I'll be posting something on Monday as part of my summer reading recs.)


Anonymous said...

I'm really looking forward to reading Pray For Silence. My mystery book group read Sworn to Silence earlier this year and gave it a thumbs up. Thanks for sharing the pre-pub info!

Cheryl said...

I have this book and got to read it soon. I really enjoyed Sworn to Silence.