From Linda Castillo, the New York Times bestselling author of SWORN TO SILENCE and GONE MISSING, comes LONG LOST: a powerful and moving story about a troubled young woman and a decades old mystery set in the world of the Amish.
It’s autumn in Painters Mill, and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and John Tomasetti are taking a much-needed vacation at a small bed and breakfast an hour outside of town. After closing a difficult case, they’re looking forward to some down time, but their relaxation is cut short by rumors that the old house where they’re staying is haunted by a girl who disappeared twenty years earlier, leaving nothing behind but some bloody clothes by the river and rumors of a volatile relationship. Swept up in the girl’s story, and a need for justice, Kate and John begin looking into the mysterious disappearance of Angela Blaine. They discover long-buried secrets—and unravel a mystery with an unexpected outcome.
“Exciting . . . Castillo ratchets up the tension nicely before the disconcerting ending.”
—Publishers Weekly on Gone Missing
“Castillo melds deeply flawed characters with a glimpse into a unique community in which isolation can hide a plethora of secrets.” —Publishers Weekly on Breaking Silence
“Shades of In Cold Blood . . . Another chilling thriller.” —People magazine on Pray for Silence
“Compelling characters, excellent plotting and a hair-raising finale.” —USA Today on Sworn to Silence
“Absolutely stunning. . . . A perfectly crafted thriller.” —Lisa Scottoline on Sworn to Silence
“Gripping. . . a fast-paced thrill ride through the always fascinating Amish country of Ohio.” —Library Journal on GONE MISSING
“A gripping series . . . both the sociological background and the physical setting add greatly to the mystery . . . clearly plotted with a heart-stopping ending.”—RT Book Review (4 ½ stars) on BREAKING SILENCE
“Violent and earthy, and completely impossible to put down.”—BookPage
“A gripping series.” —People magazine (3 ½ out of 4 stars) on SWORN TO SILENCE
“[Castillo] combines the protagonist's Amish background with her tough cop persona so skillfully and with such finesse, that both aspects of her character are totally believable. She also makes police procedure anything but tedious.” —Sandra Brown on SWORN TO SILENCE
A Kate Burkholder Short Story