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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
Collections:Thriller, Your library, Favorites
Rating:*****
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Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

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Violent and overly sadistic toward women. Characters were shallow and the romance was predictable and was like bringing a spoon to dig a hole. It wasn't enough to make up for all that was cruel. ( )
  aegan | Jan 21, 2016 |
Sworn to Silence takes place in Painter's Mill, Ohio, a little town in Amish Country. Painter's Mill has not experienced any violent crime for the past sixteen years when the Slaughterhouse Killer suddenly disappeared. Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her force of three rarely have more to do than chase a few cows off the main road until the night one of her officers finds a body in a snowy ditch by the side of the road. Carved in the young woman's nude body were the Roman numerals, XXIII, one of the signatures of the Slaughterhouse Killer.

Kate Burkholder is scared, not just because the Slaughterhouse Killer has returned, but because of her dark and deeply hidden secret. If her past is exposed it will destroy her career and ruin her family's reputation. She was certain the Slaughterhouse Killer was dead but these murders have her doubting what really happened.

Linda Castillo's pace in Sworn to Silence was terrific. I found her main character a little unbelievable at times and the romantic tension between Kate and the BCI officer, John Tomasetti, a little forced. I liked the mystery being set in the Amish community and that Kate had grown up Amish. There are enough plot twists that we don't guess who the Slaughterhouse Killer is until shortly before the author reveals the name. The first few pages hooked me and it became a race to the end. It looks like it's going to be a terrific series and I plan to read them all.
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  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
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Born and raised Amish, Police Chief Kate Burkholder now walks among “the English” in her hometown of Painters Mill, Ohio. When Kate was a teenager the town was terrorized by a series of murders committed by a killer known as the Slaughterhouse Killer because of the brutality of the crimes. Then the killings stopped and Kate thought she knew why. But now, a new victim is found with chilling similarities to those murders years ago. Hampered by her own secrets, Kate is reluctant to call in help from sources outside her own department. The brutal killings continue.

The book was a true page turner that kept this reader involved. And while Kate’s relationship with the Amish was important to the story, the author did not flood the reader with too much information about the Amish. Some things are best saved for another time and, hopefully, a sequel to this story.
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  punxsygal | Jan 16, 2016 |
Sworn to Silence Linda Castillo
★★★

Published by Pan

Paperback 374 Pages

Number 1 in series


The sleepy town of Painters Mill with a large neighbouring population of Amish very rarely sees violent crime, 16 years ago the town was terrorised by a serial killer and now it looks like the murderer has returned.

The unique thing about this thriller is that the Chief of police is a woman and more than that she is an ex member of the Amish community with the unique take on life that the lifestyle gives.

An interesting and entertaining read that does not hold back on the violence.
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  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
In the wintry world of the rural town of Painted Mills in Ohio, where Amish and English live side by side, a murder shocks the community as it seems to start again a series of murders that rocked their world sixteen years ago and stopped abruptly without the killer being apprehended. The story is told mostly from the perspective of Chief of Police Kate Burkholder, former Amish who grew up in this town and left the community after those events.

This first book in the series around Kate Burkholder was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I have a new favorite author. She really pulled me into this story, into the world of Kate Burkholder, with her insights into the world of the Amish and her tense relationship with the local politicians and the interplays at the police station and with the other agencies becoming involved. The characters are real and have a history that adds to the atmosphere.
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  sushicat | Jan 14, 2016 |
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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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