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Die Zahlen der Toten: Thriller (edition 2010)

by Linda Castillo, Helga Augustin (Übersetzer)

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Title:Die Zahlen der Toten: Thriller
Authors:Linda Castillo
Other authors:Helga Augustin (Übersetzer)
Info:Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag (2010), Ausgabe: 9, Taschenbuch, 432 Seiten
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Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

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It was a gruesome read at times when it described the murders. ( )
  cassie.peters1 | Sep 6, 2014 |
It was a gruesome read at times when it described the murders. ( )
  cassie.peters1 | Sep 6, 2014 |
It was a gruesome read at times when it described the murders. ( )
  cassie.peters1 | Sep 6, 2014 |
Excellent debut novel. Good craft shown. Nice pairing of Burkholder and Thomasetti, two flawed individuals who complement each other in some ways. Plot was a bit predictable (I figured out who the bad guy was about 2/3 of the way through.) But Castillo made me sympathize with Kate and care about the outcome. She did a nice job with the graphic violence, not overdoing it, but not minimizing it either. Just enough to be realistic.

Made me think of William Kent Krueger novels where his main character, Cork O'Connor, is part Native American and lives in a town near a reservation, so has a foot in both worlds, white and native, and struggled with his identity early on in the series. ( )
  ChrisNorbury | Apr 17, 2014 |
An intriguing main character makes this mystery/thriller stand out. Kate Burkholder was raised Amish, but now she's the police chief for the community that she grew up in. She left her Amish household after an act of violence that has haunted her entire life. When a young women is murdered she--and the other residents of the small community ot Painter's Mill--fear the worst, that a serial murderer has returned. But an incident from Kate's past--an incident she doesn't want anyone to know about--causes her to doubt that theory.
This was an thought provoking mystery, as Kate's complicated past and ability to interact with both the police force and the Amish community made for a story with many different facets to it. Some parts of it didn't ring true to me, but that might be my own bias toward "cozier" Amish stories. There is nothing cozy about this one, the descriptions of the murders are brutal. Fans of mysteries with complex characters should give this series a try! ( )
  debs4jc | Dec 6, 2013 |
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Forwith the devil did appear, For name him and he's always near. ~Matthew Prior, "Hans Carvel"
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I'm one of those writers lucky enough to have a strong support system that sustains me in the long and sometimes difficult months it takes to write a novel. This book is dedicated to my husband, Ernest, who just happens to be my real-life hero. And to Jack and Debbie for that wonderful trip to Amish country. I love you guys.
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She hadn't believed in monsters since she was six years old, back when her mom would check the closet and look beneath her bed at night.
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Kate Burkholder, a former Amish resident of Painters Mill, is returning as police chief sixteen years after a series of brutal murders took place there, but when a new victim is found under her watch, she struggles with a secret that could hurt both her and her family.… (more)

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