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After the Storm by Linda Castillo

After the Storm

by Linda Castillo

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Another great read in the Kate Burkholder series. I really love this series can't seem to stop reading once I start one of these books. Highly recommend. ( )
  Thelmajean | May 26, 2018 |
After the Storm
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When human remains are discovered in the aftermath of a devastating tornado, Painter’s Mill police chief, Kate Burkholder soon learns that the death is not accidental and finds herself enmeshed in a 30 year old case that has surprising links to the Amish community.

Series note: This is book #7 and should be read in order to fully appreciate the character backgrounds and relationship developments.

Unlike most of the previous installments, which are compelling who-dun-its, this book is more like an episode of Colombo with the motive and culprits obvious from the start. Instead, the twists and turns of the investigation revolve around how the crime was committed (and Castillo does not spare the grisly details) and who played what role in its commission. While numerous reviewers have highlighted their dislike of this type of mystery, for me it is entertaining to see how the detective follows the clues and works it all out.

That said, the true highlights of the book are the developments in Kate and John’s relationship as they face a life altering decision that may ultimately destroy their newfound love and happiness.

All in all, a well-written mystery with wonderful primary and secondary characters. Kathleen McInerney’s narration is superb as always and I look forward to listening to the next book when it comes out next month. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Love these stories of a small Amish town and the women Police Chief
and all that happens there ( )
  Barbaralois | Mar 15, 2018 |
This novel delves a bit deeper into the personal life of John Tomasetti and Kate than some of the others have, which adds another layer to the fact that there are two mysteries in this book. A Boy Scout troop discovers human bones which don't appear to belong to the place where they're discovered, and a tornado ravages Painter's Mill causing several deaths, one of which is suspicious. Lots to work on in this book, but it also left me with some questions if Kate and John's suppositions about the perpetrators are correct. Some of the clues don't fit the perpetrator, or do they . . .? ( )
  whymaggiemay | Nov 14, 2017 |
Actually, I wanted to get the third volume of the Kate Burkholder series from the library but, without looking closely, I got the seventh volume taken. Well, I'm used to not reading a series in the correct order.
This volume is about a 'forbidden' love between an Amish girl and a non-Amish boy that took place thirty years ago. Only through a skeletal discovery, the story came to light. After such a long time, Kate Burkholder not only has to find the killer, but she also fights against a recent death, where she is accused by relatives of causing the death of the child. Personally, she also struggles with a loss.
The story is very well structured and exciting. ( )
  Ameise1 | Nov 11, 2017 |
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"In this electrifying thriller by New York Times bestseller Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder must uncover a family's long-hidden past to solve a brutal murder... When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones-and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged. Meanwhile, turmoil of an emotional and personal nature strikes at the very heart of Kate's budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti. A reality that strains their fragile new love to the breaking point and threatens the refuge they've built for themselves-and their future. Under siege from an unknown assailant-and her own personal demons-Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets and the lengths to which people will go to protect their own"--… (more)

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