Breaking Silence

Breaking Silence

eBook - 2011
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When Solly and Rachel Slabaugh, along with Solly's brother Abel, are found dead in a hog pit, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder investigates the gruesome scene. Once again teaming up with Agent John Tomasetti, Kate reveals that the death may not have been accidental, but one of the most horrific hate crimes ever to befall the Amish community of Painter's Creek.
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2011
ISBN: 9781429969994
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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NRBBrady
Jul 27, 2018

I found this crime fiction to be entertaining and challenging; the twists and turns kept me guessing right to the end. Potential readers should balance out the fact that this is "Amish" content with the reality that it is a crime story -- police generally do use colorful language, so if that is offensive to you, then steer clear. It was not over the top in my humble opinion, but it is there, appropriately for the frustration of the first responders. It is not listed as Christian fiction!

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elnfid
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!

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iluvbooks63
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.

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axeman
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

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MillieBT
Jul 14, 2014

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

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SuzeParker
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.

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ilovewhippets
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 violent...in every book, it seems..

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rahmmie
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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