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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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Rating:*****
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Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

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Kirsten Potter
  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
An exciting mystery/thriller set in the Ohio Amish community in the small town of Painter's Mill, population 5,000+, where a serial killer is on the loose after a 16-year hiatus. Kate Burkholder, the chief of police, was once part of the Amish community, and holds a secret about the earlier deaths that she cannot reveal because it would ruin both her job and her family. A fun, different take on crime fiction. ( )
  whymaggiemay | Mar 15, 2016 |
Kate Burkholder has a past, a secret she's been keeping since she was a kid, an innocent Amish kid. She was attacked and her actions appeared to stop the actions of a murderer. But now the murderer is back, the numbers carved into the bodies are going up and she's having to balance her past and her present and deal with messy local politics.

The characters weren't simple and one-sided and I enjoyed that.

This was an interesting murder mystery that kept me guessing throughout. Plenty of red herrings to keep me going. The romance didn't quite work on some levels but I'd be interested to read more set in this place, it gave me a good feeling of place and people. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Mar 9, 2016 |
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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Linda Castilloprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coleman, BillCover landscape photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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McInerney, KathleenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rotstein, David BaldeosinghCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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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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