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A Gathering of Secrets

A Gathering of Secrets

A Kate Burkholder Novel

Kate Burkholder (Volume 10)

Linda Castillo

Minotaur Books

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A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in A Gathering of Secrets, a harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series (July 2017) by Linda Castillo.

When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside—burned alive—Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about? Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots—and herself.

As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she’s confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.

CHAPTER 1


Six months later

He dressed in his English clothes. Blue jeans. Plain white T-shirt. The cowboy boots he’d laid down a boatload of money for at the Western store in Berlin.

Anticipation sizzled inside...

Praise for A Gathering of Secrets

Praise for A Gathering of Secrets:

“Magnetic.”—People Magazine

"A captivating story by a gifted storyteller." —The Washington Book Review, "Sneak Peek at This Summer's Essential Novels"

“Exquisitely plotted…a standout in a stellar series.”—Associated Press

“Riveting...Castillo's sensitive handling of her subject matter builds a nuanced, often troubling picture of insular, patriarchal communities in which silence allows predators to thrive.”Publishers Weekly

“Taut and troubling...Castillo renders crime fiction that shocks, soothes and examines the concept of justice.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

“Another rewarding crime novel that looks beyond the idealized image of the Amish.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Another strong entry in a New York Times best-selling series.”—Booklist

Praise for the Kate Burkholder novels:

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

“Thrilling...Castillo skillfully sets each scene, compelling readers to fear the raging stream, sense the tension in a room.” —Publishers Weekly for Down a Dark Road

“[An] incisive and affecting series...a harrowing plot; a heroic and fully human protagonist; an ability to engage heart and mind; and a reminder that no place is immune from the intrusion of evil.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch for Among the Wicked

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Praise for A Gathering of Secrets:

“Magnetic.”—People Magazine

"A captivating story by a gifted storyteller." —The Washington Book Review, "Sneak Peek at This Summer's Essential Novels"

“Exquisitely plotted…a standout in a stellar series.”—Associated Press

“Riveting...Castillo's sensitive handling of her subject matter builds a nuanced, often troubling picture of insular, patriarchal communities in which silence allows predators to thrive.”Publishers Weekly

“Taut and troubling...Castillo renders crime fiction that shocks, soothes and examines the concept of justice.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

“Another rewarding crime novel that looks beyond the idealized image of the Amish.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Another strong entry in a New York Times best-selling series.”—Booklist

Praise for the Kate Burkholder novels:

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

“Thrilling...Castillo skillfully sets each scene, compelling readers to fear the raging stream, sense the tension in a room.” —Publishers Weekly for Down a Dark Road

“[An] incisive and affecting series...a harrowing plot; a heroic and fully human protagonist; an ability to engage heart and mind; and a reminder that no place is immune from the intrusion of evil.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch for Among the Wicked

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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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