A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in this harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series.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 insideburned aliveKate 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 rootsand herself.As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, shes confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkab...
|Title||:||A Gathering of Secrets|
|Number of Pages||:||308 pages|
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A Gathering of Secrets Reviews
5 stars to this fabulous addition to the Kate Burkholder series. Linda Castillo, you do not disappoint!
This book opens with a mysterious barn fire and the reader is quickly drawn right into solving the crime with Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. Since she is formerly Amish, Kate can get to the bottom of things far better in the fictional Ohio town of Painters Mill.
This one had quite a few twists and turns and just when I thought things were figured out, there were some unexpected events.
A thank ...more
Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is assigned to the untimely, vicious, and brutal killing of a young Amish man. While she and her team launch their investigation into this heinous crime, they begin to uncover a string of lies and sorrows. Ultimately Kate unearths a history of horrendous offenses that tethers her back to her own troubled and violent past. Can she keep this deeply religious and peaceful community safe from further misfortune?
Gaah these books are hard to read and hard to put down! I was going to take my time listening to this but I couldn't help it!
In this tenth book in the 'Kate Burkholder' series, Kate - the Chief of Police in Painters Mill, Ohio -investigates the arson death of a young man. The book can be read as a standalone.
The Amish community of Painters Mill, Ohio seems serene, but there's trouble brewing beneath the surface. First, 17-year-old Emma Miller wakes up one morning, does her chores, then hangs herself. Six months later, 18-year-old Daniel Gingerich sneaks out to the barn expecting a midnight tryst. Instead, Daniel ...more
I received an Advanced Readers’ Edition from Minotaur Books in exchange for an honest review.
This is the tenth installment of Castillo’s Kate Burkholder series, but the first one I’ve read. I neither felt lost, nor that I was missing anything by starting late in the series. The author does a good job of giving background on the characters and referencing past events.
Somehow, I’ve always been fascinated by the Amish. Maybe, it’s their simple lifestyle or their strong sense of community. Most like ...more
Chief of Police Kate Burkholder was thrust into a case so evil, she and her off-siders were shocked. The fire at the barn in which they found eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich’s body was deemed no accident. His parents and three sisters were grief stricken that their son, who was a good Amish boy, had died. But Kate needed to find out why and how. But the more she investigated, the more answers she needed. The secrets were buried deeply – could she dig them up? Or was the Amish way of keeping t ...more
Suspenseful, chilling, and thought-provoking, A Gathering of Secrets by American writer Linda Castillo is number ten in her Kate Burkholder series, but can easily be read as a standalone. With this installment, Ms. Castillo has, once again, authored a winner!
There are a few factors, in particular, that make this series, as a whole, stand out. Firstly, the series revolves around a woman who was raised in an Amish family, but left the fold when she was eighteen. Kate Burkholder is the Chief of Pol ...more
An Amish young man, Daniel Gingerich, on Rumspringa is brutally murdered. He is a pillar of his community, well liked and admired, so would want to kill him especially in such a horrific manner? Kate Burkholder, Chief of Police of Painted Mills in Ohio, is stumped for a motive sickened by the violence of the crime.
Then the investigation starts and it appears Daniel may be more than he seems. His best friend no longer talks to him and several girls are afraid to be around him. Is he tied into t ...more