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Macmillan Children's Book

Pray for Silence

A Kate Burkholder Novel

Kate Burkholder (Volume 2)

Author: Linda Castillo, read by Kathleen McInerney

Pray for Silence

Pray for Silence


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In this electrifying thriller, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family.

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The New York Times bestselling author of Sworn to Silence delivers an electrifying thriller—Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family

In the quiet town of Painters Mill, an Amish family of seven has been found brutally murdered on their farm. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to secrets, but she can't get her mind around the senseless brutality of the crime.

State agent John Tomasseti arrives on the scene to assist. He and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began a tentative relationship, but each is wary of commitment. The disturbing details of this case will push them to their limits and force them to face demons from their own troubled pasts.

When Kate discovers a diary, she realizes a haunting personal connection to the case. One of the teenage daughters may have been leading a lurid double life. As the case develops, Kate's list of suspects grows. Who is the attractive stranger that stole the heart of the innocent young Amish girl? Did her estranged brother—a man with a violent past who was shunned by his family and the Amish community—come back to seek out revenge? Driven by her own scarred past, Kate swears she'll find the killer and bring him to justice—even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

Topping her own bestselling debut, Linda Castillo once again immerses readers in the world of the Amish with a chilling story that is both a fast-paced thriller and compelling psychological puzzle.

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Macmillan Audio



In The News

“This sequel to SWORN TO SILENCE, narrated by Kathleen McInerney, gives us the continuing tribulations of Police Chief Kate Burkholder and the town of Painter’s Mill, Ohio…With creativity and authenticity, McInerney skillfully navigates a wide variety of characters—from cops and criminals to the Pennsylvania Dutch-speaking Amish. Her performance takes diverse situations in stride” —AudioFile magazine

“Kathleen McInerney does an excellent job portraying this diverse cast...A compelling listen, well-written and expertly narrated.” —Publishers Weekly

“Kathleen McInerney portrays Burkholder's unquiet feelings and the complex feelings of a heroine who can't help remembering her own difficult teenage years growing up in the Amish faith.” —The Chapel Hill Herald

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