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The Dead Will Tell

A Kate Burkholder Novel

Kate Burkholder (Volume 6)

Linda Castillo

St. Martin's Paperbacks

Only the dead know the truth about what really happened…

Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. Ghost stories abound, but no one knows what really happened that terrible night thirty-five years ago when an Amish father and his four children perished—and his young wife disappeared without a trace..

"Castillo weaves a taut mystery…that will keep suspense fans glued to their books."—Library Journal (starred review)

When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide—a man found hanging from the rafters in his barn—evidence quickly points to murder. She finds herself following an elusive trail that points back to the tragedy of that long-ago incident. When a second man turns up dead, Kate discovers a link that sends the investigation in a direction no one could have imagined—and learns a dark secret that reaches deep into the past and strikes at the very heart of Painters Mill. Meanwhile, the murderer has vowed to right old wrongs…and kill anyone who stands in the way.

"Stunning…No one who picks up [The Dead Will Tell], a marriage of thriller and police procedural, will put it down unfinished."
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CHAPTER 1

 

Present day

It had been a long time since he’d closed down a bar, especially a dive like the Brass Rail Saloon. The music was too loud, the liquor was bottom-shelf, and the crowd was too young and rowdy to do anything but give him a headache. It was the last kind of place you’d find a man like him. The last kind of place he wanted to be. Tonight, it suited his needs to a T. The place was dark and anonymous—and no one would remember him.

He’d received four notes so far, each becoming progressively more disturbing. He discovered

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Linda Castillo’s New York Times bestselling Kate Burkholder novels are:

"gripping."—People

"Chilling."—USA Today

"excellent." —Publishers Weekly

"stunning." —Lisa Scottoline

"MASTERFUL."—Booklist

"Fascinating."—RT Book Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Linda Castillo

  • Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence, which was recently adapted into a Lifetime Original Movie entitled An Amish Murder. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence and the HOLT Medallion, and she received a nomination for the RITA. In addition to writing, Castillo’s other passion is horses. She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next novel. Visit her Web site at www.lindacastillo.com to learn more.

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