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Down a Dark Road

Down a Dark Road

A Kate Burkholder Novel

Kate Burkholder (Volume 9)

Linda Castillo

Minotaur Books

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**AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER (July 2017)**

A dark memory from the past has come home to find revenge—or redemption—in Down a Dark Road from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo.

"Murder in Amish country has a certain added frisson, and Castillo’s the master of the genre.” —People magazine

Two years ago, “fallen” Amish man Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. Now King has escaped from prison. . .and is headed for Painters Mill. For Chief of Police Kate Burkholder, this case is personal. As a thirteen-year-old Amish girl, Kate had worshiped the ground King walked on. Still, Kate never could have imagined the nightmare scenario that becomes reality when King shows up to take his five children hostage—armed, desperate, and with nothing left to lose.
Fearing for the children’s safety, Kate agrees to meet King face to face. His only request: to help him prove his innocence. Though skeptical, she agrees—only to discover that the facts and the evidence of King’s case don’t align, and that someone may have set him up to take the fall for murder. Someone who wants to keep a terrible secret buried forever…and is willing to kill again.



“Castillo weaves the particularities of the Amish mindset into a complex mystery that will leave you crying with pity or seething with rage.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)

CHAPTER 1


The Tuscarawas covered bridge is a Painters Mill icon. In spring and summer, tourists flock to the little-used back road for photos, for lunch with the grandkids, or just to spend a few minutes strolling the ancient wooden structure...

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Linda Castillo

LINDA CASTILLO is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence which was adapted into a Lifetime Original Movie titled An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder. Castillo is the recipient of numerous industry awards including a nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and 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.

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