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Down a Dark Road

Down a Dark Road

A Kate Burkholder Novel

Kate Burkholder (Volume 9)

Linda Castillo; read by Kathleen McInerney

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ISBN: 9781427285850



This program is read by series narrator Kathleen McInerney.

"McInerney's masterly technique makes aural sense of the plain and kind Amish people bewildered by the violence, thuggery, and corruption that have come among them. McInerney's characters are alive, all human and believable, even at a sometimes blistering pace." - AudioFile Magazine on Among the Wicked

In Down a Dark Road, this electrifying new thriller audiobook in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.

Two years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.

News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle’s house. He’s armed and desperate with nothing left to lose.

Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.



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...


Praise for Down a Dark Road

AudioFile Editors' Pick "The Most Intriguing Upcoming Releases"

"Past and present collide for Chief of Police Kate Burkholder in this compelling audiobook, and Kathleen McInerney is a strong narrator...McInerney speaks primarily from Kate's perspective but creates strong voices for all of the book's characters...Though part of a series, this title easily stands alone." -AudioFile

"Kathleen McInerne...brings all the versatility you'd hope for to the varied cast of men, women and children, giving each an undeniably distinct voice." -Inside New Jersey

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About the author

Linda Castillo; read by Kathleen McInerney

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.

Linda Castillo

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Kathleen McInerney



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