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Shamed: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda…

Shamed: A Kate Burkholder Novel

by Linda Castillo

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In this riveting new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing Amish girl. An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of--a pillar of the Amish community. Their pain is palpable and they cooperate in every way, but Kate soon learns they're keeping secrets... The investigation takes Kate to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river in southern Ohio. At first, the community seems upstanding and helpful. But when Kate starts asking questions, they stonewall her--and the situation soon becomes dangerous. What are they hiding and why? After an attempt on her life, Kate unearths a haunting and tragic secret that changes everything she thought she knew about the family for whom she is fighting, the Amish community as a whole--and everything she thought she knew about herself. Will she reach the girl in time to save her life?… (more)



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I am such a fan of Linda Castillo! This book did not disappoint. I read way into the night and picked it back up in the morning literally could not put this one down! I love the characters in this series. This was a complex crime to figure out it kept me questioning and guessing until the end. I definitely recommend this book and this series. ( )
  Thelmajean | Sep 27, 2019 |
Kate Burkholder, Chief of Police of Painters Mill, Ohio, is back in Shamed: A Novel of Suspense and dealing with a murder and subsequent nightmare of a missing child. The old Schattenbaum place hasn’t been lived in since the flood of 1969 damn near took everything. Before the flood, as a child, Mary Yolder was out there all the time. She still comes back to wander the abandoned property in order to cut flowers and harvest the walnuts that fall from nearly a dozen trees. These days Mary Yolder is a widow, sixty years old, and grandmother and she keeps the collecting of walnuts tradition going with her grandkids. On this day she is out there with her five year old granddaughter, Annie, and her seven year old sister, Elise.

Long before the day is done, Mary Yolder is dead by the work of an angry and vicious killer and Elise has been taken by that same person. Annie is left behind, badly traumatized, and of little help to Chief Burkholder or to her sister.

A kidnapping is always difficult to deal with, but especially in the Amish community where privacy is highly valued. The family is a respected pillar of the community, but it seems pretty clear as the initial hours pass, that they are keeping secrets. Secrets that may or may not have a role in the horrific crimes that have rocked everyone in the area.

Shamed is the latest in the long running mystery series that began many years ago with Sworn to Silence. The latest read is another solidly good read. It is also one that could be read by readers new to the series as the references to earlier cases are kept to a minimum. For those of us old hands at this great series, author Linda Castillo weaves another tale of mystery and intrigue and does so with all the usual series regulars and a few new folks one is glad to meet. Shamed is another good book in a great series and well worth your time.

Shamed: A Novel of Suspense
Linda Castillo
Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Publishing Group)
July 2019
Hardback (also available in audio and eBook formats)
304 Pages

Material supplied by the good folks of the Dallas Public Library System. My library copy came from the Forest Green Branch.

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  kevinrtipple | Aug 23, 2019 |
A tremendously good read by a tremendously good author. ( )
  CandyH | Jul 27, 2019 |
What began as a carefree day of collecting walnuts for a grandmother and her two granddaughters, ended with the savage murder of the grandmother and the abduction of a seven-year-old Amish girl. It is up to Chief Kate Burkholder and her staff to find the killer and rescue the little girl before it is too late. Author Linda Castillo has written another gripping tale featuring Kate Burkholder, a woman who left her Amish community and faith behind to embrace the English world, only to return to serve and protect that community and interact with the Amish, and who realizes that some small part of her psyche remains rooted in the faith. In this tale, Kate must search out minuscule clues, deal with silent and closed-mouthed Amish, and connect the current crimes with something that has been hidden for years. Suspenseful and riveting, Kate's frantic search to find the kidnapped girl will keep readers on the edge of their seats as she travels through the meticulous police procedures to solve the case. Masterfully written and peopled with the characters we’ve come to enjoy, this mystery does not disappoint, and this series just keeps getting better. ( )
  Maydacat | Jul 20, 2019 |
Linda Castillo does it again with the latest installment in the Kate Burkholder series. In this novel, a grandmother is murdered and a child abducted. As Kate investigates, she discovers some troubling realities about the Amish way of life she left, and an unspeakable crime that has been covered up for years.
Castillo writes her novels with an understanding and respect for the Amish, as well as a knowledge of police procedures. She handles delicate situations with care, but keeps the tension and excitement high. Kate isn’t perfect, but she is a great heroine. I look forward to the next book and more unraveling of complex crime stories with Kate Burkholder on the case.
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  rmarcin | Jul 19, 2019 |
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