Breaking Silence

Breaking Silence

Large Print - 2011 | Large print ed
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When the Slabaugh family is found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident: methane gas asphyxiation caused by a poorly ventilated cesspit. But it's soon revealed to be murder, possibly tied to a series of vicious hate crimes against the Amish. Alongside state agent John Tomasetti, Kate Burkholder searches for the link between the crimes, and uncovers a dark secret beneath the placid surface of this idyllic Amish community.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike/Windsor/Paragon, 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410438096
Branch Call Number: x Large Print Coll
Characteristics: 447 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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Sep 08, 2017

Terrific book! Language is not so bad as all that!! Pretty tame actually, compared to that found in other books. Great story, wonderfully written, a page-turner that's very hard to put down, with an ending that makes you think!! Well worth reading - if you like mysteries!!

5 stars for sure ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Linda Castillo has never disappointed me!

May 05, 2017

I read this book first, but now reading 2nd, so not too lost; didn't know this was a series. I have a problem with the language in the book, I think it would have been just as good without it.

Aug 05, 2016

The 3rd book in this series. This is a fast paced mystery about some Amish Country murders. I like the ending. It was different than what I was expecting. Good series.

crystal35 Sep 27, 2014

This is Amish Fiction BUT this is NOT a book I would read or allow my child/children to read due to the fact that I stopped reading this book by chapter one. I was on the Prologue and ever time it felt like I turned around cursing was right there. So if you are looking for an Amish Christian author or just Christian Fiction in general obviously this is NOT a book for you.

ukiechick Aug 13, 2014

Linda Castillo has done it again great read with alot of twists on to reading gone missing her fourth novel in the series

Jul 14, 2014

Many twists and turns. Delightful to read and ending is the wow factor.

May 27, 2014

This book, the third in the Kate Burkholder series, focuses more on Kate's issues than the previous two books have. Unfortunately, Kate dealt with these issues by resorting to a fair amount of drinking. That bogged down the book, which primarily mingled two story lines -- murders of several Amish family members and a series of hate crimes against the Amish in Painter's Mill. Kate must determine whether the two situations are connected.

I liked that this book featured a perpetrator whose psychological imbalance figured into the motive. That made it more difficult to identify who the "badguy" was than was the case in the two previous books in the series.

Sep 23, 2013

Very interesting mystery! Good way to learn about the Amish culture and beliefs.. I recommend it! I just wish her mysteries were not so every book, it seems..

Mar 20, 2013

*** stars. This is the third in the Kate Burkholder series set in Amish country in Ohio. Kate, the police chief, was raised in the faith, but was excommunicated. She still has conflicts about her loyalty to the Amish community versus the "English" as they call the outsiders. The mysteries usually involve the Amish people as victims and / or perpetrators of crimes. The books are nice, solid mystery / police procedural reads. As with all series I always recommend starting with the first in the set, as the history of the main character explains her subsequent behaviors / conflicts. If you are wondering.... a good source to find the first in almost any author's series is " Fantastic Fiction" a GREAT website!!!!

Jan 02, 2013

Entertaining, but I can't help but wonder how many more books the author can write involving crime in Amish communities

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