Shamed

Shamed 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 cl

  • Title: Shamed
  • Author: Linda Castillo
  • ISBN: 1250142865
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 likely a tragic outcome The family of the missing girl is well thought of a pillar of the Amish community Their pain 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 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 secretsThe 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store 13.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 304 pages Published July 16th 2019 by Minotaur Books first published July 9th 2019 More Details ISBN 1250142865 ISBN13 9781250142863 Series Kate Burkholder 11 Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Shamed, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Is it best to read the other books in the series first or can this be read as a stand alone with out reading the others like 3 months ago See all 2 answers Linda Castillo Hi Liz Each of the Kate Burkholder books is a standalone mystery That said, you will have a greater understanding of Kate and the other characters Hi Liz Each of the Kate Burkholder books is a standalone mystery That said, you will have a greater understanding of Kate and the other characters in the series if you read the books in order Thanks for the question and hope you ll give the series a shot Best, Linda less flag This question contains spoilers view spoiler Am I crazy but wasn t Kate pregnant a book or two ago Maybe I m mixing up my fictional characters but I was pretty sure she was and I ve read everything except one novella I think hide spoiler like 33 days ago Add your answer Debbie This answer contains spoilers view spoiler Yes, she was pregnant at the end of the 2017 book, but it was dealt with in the 2018 book Perhaps you missed that one hide spoiler flag See all 3 questions about Shamed Lists with This Book Amish Mennonite Fiction New Releases 2019 86 books 77 voters Best Mystery Thriller 2019 214 books 177 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.27 Rating details 3,030 ratings 508 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 506 More filters Sort order Jul 25, 2019 Mary Beth Traveling Sister rated it it was amazing This book starts out with an Amish Grandma brutally stabbed to death in an abandoned house Her granddaughter is then kidnapped and she is only seven years old Kate Burkholder and Tomasetti, her boyfriend, are using their detective skills and are on the hunt to find her Kate Burkholder is the Chief of Police There are many clues and secrets and lies While they are investigating people seem to disappear After an attempt on her own life, unearths a haunting and tragic secret that changes This book starts out with an Amish Grandma brutally stabbed to death in an abandoned house Her granddaughter is then kidnapped and she is only seven years old Kate Burkholder and Tomasetti, her boyfriend, are using their detective skills and are on the hunt to find her Kate Burkholder is the Chief of Police There are many clues and secrets and lies While they are investigating people seem to disappear After an attempt on her own life, 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 every thing she thought she knew about herself Will she reach the girl in time to save her life.This is the 11th book in the Kate Burkholder series I love in Ohio and I have visited this Amish town many times It is located in Painter s Mill, Ohio along the Ohio River in Southern, Ohio The author does a great job describing this town It brings back memories of the times I visited there It is so great to read about a setting that you can relate too I just love this series The best part of reading this series is that they can be read as stand alones They are quite addicting so once you read one, you will want to read them all I would start on the first book to get to know the characters.It was a powerful, heart pounding, nonstop adrenaline rush I love it when a book does that to me.Get ready for a thriller that has lots of action, some violence, and lots of surprises This is one book that will keep you up late in the night, as you quickly turn the pages Its a top notch edge of your seat mystery that will keep you guessing until the end.I think that these characters are all so well done I can really connect with them I loved Kate and her drive to find the truth She is very determined and I love her character I also love Tomasetti and their relationship I love the writing style.It is sadly to say that I am all caught up and up to date in this series and hope to get her next book very soon and I cant wait to read it This is my all time favorite series and they never disappoint.I want to thank Netgalley, Minotaur Books, and the author for the copy of this book in exchange for a honest review Available Now flag 128 likesLike see review View all 78 comments Mary Beth Traveling Sister Guess what I am starting to read tomorrow I am starting her new book The Last Widow I cant wait Have you read her book, Pretty Girls Thats the on Guess what I am starting to read tomorrow I am starting her new book The Last Widow I cant wait Have you read her book, Pretty Girls Thats the only book of hers that I have not read yet Sep 01, 2019 10 15AM Pat Mary Beth Traveling Sister wrote Guess what I am starting to read tomorrow I am starting her new book The Last Widow I cant wait Have you read Mary Beth Traveling Sister wrote Guess what I am starting to read tomorrow I am starting her new book The Last Widow I cant wait Have you read her book, Pretty Girls Thats the only book of hers that I have not I haven t heard of Pretty Girls and can t seem to find it on this site I didn t look too hard , maybe it has a different title in the US, That s caught me out a few times Sep 01, 2019 09 30PM Jul 24, 2019 Deanna rated it really liked it Shelves arcs, 2019 releases My reviews can also be seen at Stars A story of love, loss, murder, and revenge This is book number eleven in the Kate Burkholder series and my first read from Linda Castillo.Mary Yoder is out picking walnuts with her granddaughters, five year old, Annie and seven year old, Elsie Mary thinks she sees something inside the abandoned house and heads over to have a look, telling her granddaughters to stay put Once inside she turns just in time to see My reviews can also be seen at Stars A story of love, loss, murder, and revenge This is book number eleven in the Kate Burkholder series and my first read from Linda Castillo.Mary Yoder is out picking walnuts with her granddaughters, five year old, Annie and seven year old, Elsie Mary thinks she sees something inside the abandoned house and heads over to have a look, telling her granddaughters to stay put Once inside she turns just in time to see someone rushing towards her Mary yells for her granddaughters to run Da Deivel The Devil Run Run Kate Burkholder was born in Painters Mill She was raised Amish but left when she was a teenager She returned years later and became the towns police chief Though Kate left the faith, her knowledge of the Amish is a big help in an area that has a high amount of Amish people She mainly deals with minor incidents like traffic accidents, petty theft, etc But unfortunately, that s not always the case.Kate is now investigating the brutal murder of a local grandmother She is also trying to locate the woman s missing seven year old granddaughter, Elsie.The community is devastated They are mourning the loss of Mary and desperately want Elsie to be returned to them unharmed.Why did the killer take Elsie The majority of homicide victims know their killers Could a neighborhood boy or a local sex offender be responsible for this horrific crime Or is the killer even closer to home As Kate continues to investigate, secrets about the family and community are revealed Not everyone is cooperating with Kate and her own safety may also be at stake.Will Kate be able to solve this case and bring the little girl home safely Shamed was a fast read that I really enjoyed After a shocking beginning, I was engrossed in this story of murder and kidnapping I think that reading the other novels in the series would obviously give information about Kate, her relationship with John Tomasetti, etc But overall, I thought this still worked well as a stand alone novel.I will definitely be reading the next book in the Kate Burkholder series I d like to thank Minotaur Books for providing me with an advanced copy of this novel All opinions are my own flag 110 likesLike see review View all 37 comments May 19, 2019 Susanne Strong rated it really liked it Shelves direct from publisher, buddy read 4 StarsA Fantastic Character Driven Police Procedural My first Kate Burkholder novel Shamed came highly recommended to me by Kaceey, my book buddy, and what an experience it was What I discovered as I dove into the series without any prior knowledge, is that these books are character driven mystery suspense novels In addition, they are deeply emotional and heartfelt and every character adds something special to the dynamics This was a very special buddy read, as I quickly found out that 4 StarsA Fantastic Character Driven Police Procedural My first Kate Burkholder novel Shamed came highly recommended to me by Kaceey, my book buddy, and what an experience it was What I discovered as I dove into the series without any prior knowledge, is that these books are character driven mystery suspense novels In addition, they are deeply emotional and heartfelt and every character adds something special to the dynamics This was a very special buddy read, as I quickly found out that this series is Kaceey s favorite Thank you for sharing it with me Kaceey I loved it A Grandmother slayed One child abducted, another left behind An Amish family shattered and a community left in tatters Kate Burkholder is the Chief of Police in the Amish Community where the crimes happened Days pass and time is of the essence Secrets are abound, and Kate is left to uncover them Anxiety rises as does the danger No one is safe, and I mean no one Shamed is the 11th book in the Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo This was my first read by Ms Castillo and thankfully I had no problems following along with the storyline or the cast of characters, which speaks volumes I liked this novel so much that I will definitely go back and read the other books in this series The writing flows very easily and the pace is lightning quick I highly recommend this novel for those of you looking for a great character driven mystery A huge thank you to Allison Ziegler at Minotaur Books and to Linda Castillo for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review.Published on on 5.19.19.Published on and Twitter on 7.16.19 flag 93 likesLike see review View all 48 comments Jun 02, 2019 Kaceey rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, buddy read, top reads for 2019, arc from publisher Linda Castillo has done it again All the shiny stars for her latest release This is book eleven of the Kate Burkholder series and I must say it reads as one of the best The entire series takes place in Painters Mills Ohio, where Kate Burkholder is the local Police Chief She also happens to be ex Amish Long since trading that fully encompassing lifestyle, leaving everything and everyone behind for an English life.An Amish woman and her two granddaughters are on an outdoor adventure picking w Linda Castillo has done it again All the shiny stars for her latest release This is book eleven of the Kate Burkholder series and I must say it reads as one of the best The entire series takes place in Painters Mills Ohio, where Kate Burkholder is the local Police Chief She also happens to be ex Amish Long since trading that fully encompassing lifestyle, leaving everything and everyone behind for an English life.An Amish woman and her two granddaughters are on an outdoor adventure picking walnuts at a nearby deserted farm What should have been a delightful play day quickly turns deadly.As the grandmother is suddenly and brutally attacked, she screams for her granddaughters to run for their lives But only one is lucky enough to get away Now there s an all out manhunt to find the missing child who may be in the hands of a maniacal killer.I always enjoy a good series I love getting familiar with all the characters It provides a intimate connection as I m reading This series ranks as one of my absolute favorites Linda Castillo writes a mind twisting, absolute unputdownable police procedural that will keep you reading all through the night The writing is sharp and draws you in immediately My only regret now I have to wait a whole year until Ms Castillo s next release This book could easily be read as a stand alone But I recommend starting at the beginning of the series Well worth the journey A buddy read with Susanne Thank you for jumping into this series to join me Thank you to Allison Ziegler at St Martin s Press Minotaur Books, NetGalley and Linda Castillo for an ARC to read and review flag 83 likesLike see review View all 39 comments May 20, 2019 Diane S rated it really liked it Shelves lor 2019 An Amish grandmother is murdered, a young Amish girl taken and my favorite former Amish, now po ice chief, will do anything and everything to find her Before the case is finished, their will be bodies falling, by a murderer who seems bent on revenge It will even include two Amish bishops, from Painters Creek and another town But what is the connection The killing are of a very viscious nature, in fact the descriptions of the murders explicit than I remember them being in previous o An Amish grandmother is murdered, a young Amish girl taken and my favorite former Amish, now po ice chief, will do anything and everything to find her Before the case is finished, their will be bodies falling, by a murderer who seems bent on revenge It will even include two Amish bishops, from Painters Creek and another town But what is the connection The killing are of a very viscious nature, in fact the descriptions of the murders explicit than I remember them being in previous outings of this series Still such a good story Intriguing, with all the usual elements In every new addition we learn and about the ways of the Amish and the difference in the way they behave and think.I love this series, love Katie and Tommasini, the ways they are put together The way they work out the solution, how much they care A well rounded series that keeps getting better and betterC from Netgalley flag 75 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Jun 23, 2019 Barbara rated it liked it In this 11th book in the Kate Burkholder series, Kate the Chief of Police of Painter s Mill, Ohio is searching for a killer and a kidnapped child The book can be read as a standalone Sixty year old Mary Yoder is a well liked Amish woman who lives with her daughter and son in law, Miriam and Ivan Helmuth, and their eight children The family loves Mary s walnut layer cake, so when walnut season rolls around, Mary takes her granddaughters Annie 5 and Elsie 7 down the road to the In this 11th book in the Kate Burkholder series, Kate the Chief of Police of Painter s Mill, Ohio is searching for a killer and a kidnapped child The book can be read as a standalone Sixty year old Mary Yoder is a well liked Amish woman who lives with her daughter and son in law, Miriam and Ivan Helmuth, and their eight children The family loves Mary s walnut layer cake, so when walnut season rolls around, Mary takes her granddaughters Annie 5 and Elsie 7 down the road to the abandoned Schattenbaum farm to collect walnuts for the winter.When Mary notices movement in the dilapidated Schattenbaum farmhouse, she goes in to take a look Shockingly, the grandmother confronts a man lurking there, who viciously stabs her to death, then abducts 7 year old Elsie Later, when Chief of Police Kate Burkholder speaks to Annie, the child says Da Deivel the devil took her sister.Miriam and Ivan Helmuth beg Kate to find their beloved Elsie, a special needs child who is particularly delicate and vulnerable Elsie has Cohen Syndrome, a genetic disorder that s prevalent among the Amish than the general public The Amish consider children a gift from God, and think of special needs youngsters as an especially great blessing Mary s murder and Elsie s abduction lead to a large police operation in which Kate, along with the Sheriff s Department and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation OBI , desperately search for the killer and the child Kate s boyfriend, John Tomasetti, who s an agent with the OBI, is especially helpful in speeding up analyses of blood and DNA.Of course inquiries begin at the Helmuth home, and when the parents are asked if they know anyone that would want to harm Mary or if they have any information that would help the investigation they seem oddly reticent Even Kate, who was Amish before she left the fold and speaks fluent Pennsylvania Dutch, can t get them to open up.In time, Kate s probe steers her to Bishop Troyer, who leads the Amish community of Painter s Mill, and then south to Crooked Creek where Mary Yoder had relatives Almost everyone Kate speaks to, however, is hiding something Sadly, murders occur before Kate can get a line on the perpetrator.Kate s small stable of detectives, Pickles, TJ, Glock, and Skid, assist with the investigation, working overtime as needed In addition, Kate s dispatcher, Mona who yearns to be a real police officer becomes a cop in training As always, it s fun to visit with these recurring characters.A central tenet of the Kate Burkholder series is the Amish tendency to be secretive, solve their own problems, and not interact with Englishers This almost always slows down Kate s investigations and makes her job that much harder.In this book, however, this plot point REALLY doesn t make sense The secret , if revealed, would speed up Kate s investigation exponentially, and would help her find the kidnapped child MUCH quickly Who would keep mum in these circumstances I don t buy it.Nevertheless, I like police procedurals and enjoyed the novel I d recommend the book to readers who enjoy mysteries, especially Kate Burkholder fans.Thanks to Netgalley, the author Linda Castillo and the publisher Minotaur Books for a copy of the book You can follow my reviews at flag 52 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 13, 2019 Maureen Carden rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves police, mystery, family, mau s challenge, netgalley In a child abduction, every second counts Think how far a car can go in just a few seconds Think how long it takes before a kidnapping is reported or enough information is gathered to a preliminary make a report Seconds count Seconds that turn into minutes, hours and then the days when family, friends and cops secretly begin to give up hope and just want a body to bring home No one speaks those dark thoughts aloud In Shamed Kate Burkholder the Painter Mill s police chief is called to an a In a child abduction, every second counts Think how far a car can go in just a few seconds Think how long it takes before a kidnapping is reported or enough information is gathered to a preliminary make a report Seconds count Seconds that turn into minutes, hours and then the days when family, friends and cops secretly begin to give up hope and just want a body to bring home No one speaks those dark thoughts aloud In Shamed Kate Burkholder the Painter Mill s police chief is called to an abandoned house where an Amish grandmother has been stabbed to death in what looks like a frenzied rage a special needs granddaughter has been taken and another child left behind The three went to the abandoned farm to pick walnuts, where they had been many times before with no reason to suspect the horror awaiting them The Amish are a closed society, only reluctantly accepting help from the English Kate was raised Amish but left the religion as a young adult The Amish have very mixed feelings about dealing with her, but the fact that she knows the lifestyle lifestyles of the rich and famous it ain t and can speak the language sometimes goes a long way in alleviating the suspicion of dealing with the English.This is a can t turn the pages fast enough mystery It is also a straight up thriller There is very little of the personal with Kate or her state agent boyfriend John Tomasetti Castillo provides a count down of the time for the reader, upping the tension As always the insight into the Amish community is fascinating It truly is a harsh, closed society, but one that will do anything for a member of the community except tell the truth when it might save a child s life.I m taking a star away because there were a few mistakes that I found odd in the 11th book of a police procedural Burkholder put blood evidence into a plastic bag instead of paper that s a forensics 101 mistake Also the book referred to another character s murder as happening either at night or in the morning Kate was almost a witness so there should not have been any doubt Also, I thought it was unclear whether or not Kate had shot another character Shamed is a terrific addition to the Burkholder series A perfect reason to stay inside with the air conditioner and read.Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review flag 48 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jul 17, 2019 Corina rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves audiobook, thriller mystery Eleven books in and this series still provokes chills and captivates me every single time.Linda Castillo writes fantastic thrillers Bone chilling at times, always emotional and guaranteed to be fascinating by straddling the fine line between the English and Amish I m always utterly intrigued by the stark difference between these communities, even though Amish and the English live side by side It makes for a unique experience since the main character, a female Chief of Police, grew up Amis Eleven books in and this series still provokes chills and captivates me every single time.Linda Castillo writes fantastic thrillers Bone chilling at times, always emotional and guaranteed to be fascinating by straddling the fine line between the English and Amish I m always utterly intrigued by the stark difference between these communities, even though Amish and the English live side by side It makes for a unique experience since the main character, a female Chief of Police, grew up Amish and was banned by the Amish community, which she is now serving alongside the english one.Shamed, was a full blown thriller, and a case of running against the clock A chilling child kidnapping that kept me on the edge of my seat The ending was never clear, there were just too many false endings throughout the novel to allow for clear predictions And the perpetrator always seemed to be a step ahead of Kate Burkholder.Although it was a solid case, and incredibly thrilling, I was missing the personal side of Kate and her boyfriend John Tomasetti I felt like their relationship was like an afterthought, only being mentioned once or twice I was missing this extra layer of personal connection But that s probably just me.But otherwise it was as always thoroughly entertaining.In regards to it being the eleventh novel This procedural suspense series can be read as standalone books There is no reason why they can t be enjoyed without prior knowledge.____________________________________Check out our favorite audiobooks____________________________________ flag 35 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Sandra W I have been thinking about reading the first one since they have great reviews I have it on my to be read list They sound really interesting Sep 01, 2019 10 36PM Corina Sandra wrote I have been thinking about reading the first one since they have great reviews I have it on my to be read list They sound really inte Sandra wrote I have been thinking about reading the first one since they have great reviews I have it on my to be read list They sound really interesting I was hooked from the very first book It s a very unique series, and sometimes chilling, but never BORING 14 hours, 34 min ago Jun 15, 2019 Juli rated it it was amazing Shelves read review copies 2019 This series is one of my favorites I am never disappointed by Linda Castillo Shamed is the 11th book in the Kate Burkholder series Kate grew up Amish, but left the faith as a teenager She returned to Painters Mill, OH as an adult to become the local police chief She is skilled at her job Her knowledge of the Amish and ability to speak Pennsylvania Dutch are often vital because 1 3 of the local population is Amish In this newest book, an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered and a 7 year This series is one of my favorites I am never disappointed by Linda Castillo Shamed is the 11th book in the Kate Burkholder series Kate grew up Amish, but left the faith as a teenager She returned to Painters Mill, OH as an adult to become the local police chief She is skilled at her job Her knowledge of the Amish and ability to speak Pennsylvania Dutch are often vital because 1 3 of the local population is Amish In this newest book, an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered and a 7 year old girl is taken by her killer As they attempt to track the killer to find the missing girl, the case slowly pieces together Much is involved than just the kidnapping of an Amish child Decisions and mistakes from the past are revealed As usual, I loved this book Total binge read I read the entire story in one sitting.I couldn t stop reading.The story sucked me in immediately and kept my attention until the very end Suspenseful and exciting Loved it I m glad that this book was about the case and investigation than Kate Burkholder s relationship with John Tomasetti I like the charactersd character development is important in a series But I want investigation and less rehashing events from the past This book was the perfect mixly investigation with just a little sprinkling of love interest relationship Very enjoyable read I planned to read the entire series before reading this upcoming book ButI couldn t wait After finishing book six, I skipped ahead to enjoy this newest story Backtracking now to read the rest of the series These books never disappoint me I will definitely be reading any new short stories or books in this series I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from St Martin s Press All opinions expressed are entirely my own flag 28 likesLike see review View 1 comment Mar 22, 2019 DeAnn rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 5 all the amazing stars to this one Happy publication day Even though this is the 11th book in this series, I enjoyed this one just as much as the previous ones I dropped everything to read this book and I was not disappointed.This latest installment features Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and the action kicks off right at the start of the book with the vicious murder of a grandmother in Amish country Ohio Not only does Kate need to deal with the murder, but the 7 year old granddaughter 5 all the amazing stars to this one Happy publication day Even though this is the 11th book in this series, I enjoyed this one just as much as the previous ones I dropped everything to read this book and I was not disappointed.This latest installment features Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and the action kicks off right at the start of the book with the vicious murder of a grandmother in Amish country Ohio Not only does Kate need to deal with the murder, but the 7 year old granddaughter with special needs was kidnapped.Vintage Linda Castillo style Kate faces one dangerous situation after another in the quest to find the missing girl and the murderer She dives back into the Amish community to try to unravel deep secrets This one is fast paced and kept me turning the pages, with some tense scenes and violence I love the Amish connection in this series and the sense that it is so hard to leave your upbringing behind.My only request is some relationship happiness for Chief Burkholder, she needs a romantic vacation I guess that might be boring to some though Thank you to NetGalley, Linda Castillo, and St Martin s Press for an early copy of the book to read and let me say, I was SO excited Earlier TeaserLet me just say that I dropped whatever else I was doing or reading to read this book I read it in two sittings and this series just gets better and better If you are a fan of this Kate Burkholder series, this one does not disappoint and you should be prepared to love it If you haven t read any of these, my suggestion is to start with 1 Sworn to Silence and then read the entire series, you should be ready to read this one when it releases on July 16th flag 25 likesLike see review View all 17 comments May 01, 2019 Brandy rated it it was amazing Shelves giveaways It has been said that, Revenge is a dish best served cold, well if you throw in a dash of mayhem, a few murders, a kidnapping, several Amish characters and few horse and buggies you are left with the tasty tale, Shamed, thoughtfully prepared and served by the talented Castillo Shamed begins with the brutal murder of a Amish Grandmother and the kidnapping of her seven year old granddaughter while they are picking walnuts at an abandoned farm The only witness to the horrific crime is the gir It has been said that, Revenge is a dish best served cold, well if you throw in a dash of mayhem, a few murders, a kidnapping, several Amish characters and few horse and buggies you are left with the tasty tale, Shamed, thoughtfully prepared and served by the talented Castillo Shamed begins with the brutal murder of a Amish Grandmother and the kidnapping of her seven year old granddaughter while they are picking walnuts at an abandoned farm The only witness to the horrific crime is the girl s younger sister Kate Burkholder takes the case but can she save the day or will time run out As Kate s investigation intensifies, the body count climbs and of course, the plot thickens, revealing a dangerous killer who is hellbent on getting his revenge 5 stars this is a must read for 2019 flag 24 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jul 15, 2019 Jen rated it really liked it Shelves multiple pov, arc net galley, mystery thriller, part of a series, half star needed 4.5 STARS Shamed is the eleventh book in the Kate Burkholder series and follows an ex amish girl turned small town police chief as she tries to keep her hometown of Painters Mills, Ohio safe As eleven books demonstrates, that task is easier said than done We re Amisch, Chief Burkholder We ve no ghosts to speak of Over the course of my career in law enforcement I ve heard a thousand variations of those words Experience has taught me, they re rarely true, even among the Amish Mary Yoder has 4.5 STARS Shamed is the eleventh book in the Kate Burkholder series and follows an ex amish girl turned small town police chief as she tries to keep her hometown of Painters Mills, Ohio safe As eleven books demonstrates, that task is easier said than done We re Amisch, Chief Burkholder We ve no ghosts to speak of Over the course of my career in law enforcement I ve heard a thousand variations of those words Experience has taught me, they re rarely true, even among the Amish Mary Yoder has just been found dead and brutally attacked While that s a rare occurrence in most towns, it s even of a rarity for the victim to be an amish grandmother Even alarming is the fact Mary s seven year old grandaughter, Elsie, is missing Everyone seems to have their secrets as Kate and her crew begin in earnest to find Elsie before it s too late.It s been a long time since I ve dipped my toe in the procedural suspense reading pool, and after reading Shamed, I m wondering what took me so long to jump back in Even though this is the eleventh offering of the series, I had absolutely no issues picking it up as a newbie The story is tight, the mystery itself is engaging without being overdone and I loved the way the amish culture is weaved in as part of the story The descriptions of buggies riding alongside pickup trucks on the highway serves as a stark reminder of the two cultures Kate is constantly forced to navigate between.I have a wee confession to make I m slightly fascinated with the Amish way of life and I ve wanted to try this series for a while now The area I grew up in and currently live in has a strong Menonite the Amish s devil may care, throw caution to the wind sister religion population and I always wondered about the differences between their life and mine The Amish though, with their faithful yet uncompromising ways, are a glimpse into a different time I felt like the Amish culture, and to an extent, the expectations placed on those that live it, was as important of a character to this book as Kate herself Shamed by Linda Castillo turned out to be so much than I anticipated Normally, when I start in the middle of a series, I m just hoping to get through the story knowing who everyone is By the time I finished reading Kate s quest to find Elsie, not only did I feel like I had a new favorite heroine to add to my list, but a new series to start from the beginning ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest, voluntary review flag 22 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 13, 2019 Kristy rated it really liked it Shelves hardcopy from pub, mystery, detective stories, women sleuths, a real book wow, police procedural, suspense, thriller, arc, minotaur Painters Mill Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is back, in the eleventh book in the series from Linda Castillo This time, she s investigating the brutal murder of an Amish grandmother One of the woman s granddaughters is also missing nothing left behind but a trail of blood The girl s family is understandably devastated, and Kate recognizes that they are racing against time the longer young Elsie is missing, the less chance they have of finding her But as Kate plunges into the case, the mor Painters Mill Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is back, in the eleventh book in the series from Linda Castillo This time, she s investigating the brutal murder of an Amish grandmother One of the woman s granddaughters is also missing nothing left behind but a trail of blood The girl s family is understandably devastated, and Kate recognizes that they are racing against time the longer young Elsie is missing, the less chance they have of finding her But as Kate plunges into the case, the she delves into a world of secrets and the she realizes someone is going to great lengths to keep those secrets hidden I really enjoy the Kate Burkholder series, and I was very excited to receive a copy of this book, as I ve missed a few of the latest books It was incredibly easy to pick back up with Kate, and this book would work easily as a stand alone, as well It s a quick read I read it in about a day It s told mainly from Kate s point of view, with just a few tiny snippets inserted from a few of the other characters It s tense, as it counts the hours Elsie has been missing, and you can easily feel Kate s panic and the sensation that the team is working against the clock As always, I am amazed that there is anyone left in Painters Mill I always jokingly compare this town to Murder She Wrote and Cabot Cove, with Jessica Fletcher Murder and violence seem incredibly attracted to Kate Burkholder and Painters Mill Sheesh But, that aside, I love the character of Kate, and the easy, familiar way Castillo portrays her It takes no time at all to fall back into stride with her The mystery itself kept me guessing and interested, trying to put together the pieces along with Kate As she often does in her books, through Kate, Castillo does a good job of highlighting the pressures of being Amish, along with the lengths they go to protect each other The supporting cast is strong, although there isn t much further development in the Kate and Tomasetti her partner in both love and work relationship Overall, this is an easy, engaging read Kate s a great character, and the story will draw you immediately and keep you guessing 4 stars Thanks to Allison at Minotaur Books for my copy of this book, which I received in return for an unbiased review It is available as of 7 16 2019 Blog Twitter Facebook Instagram PaperBackSwap Smashbomb flag 22 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 28, 2019 Jeannie rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites, 2019 I love this series The stories just keep getting better and better I loved being back in Painter s Mill with a couple of my favorite book characters, Chief Kate Burkholder and Agent Tomasetti They are a great couple although, this book doesn t focus so much on the two of them but on the crime they are trying to solve There are many twists to this mystery and that kept me turning pages I hope Kate and Tomasetti get to spend some time together in the next book This was great I high I love this series The stories just keep getting better and better I loved being back in Painter s Mill with a couple of my favorite book characters, Chief Kate Burkholder and Agent Tomasetti They are a great couple although, this book doesn t focus so much on the two of them but on the crime they are trying to solve There are many twists to this mystery and that kept me turning pages I hope Kate and Tomasetti get to spend some time together in the next book This was great I highly recommend this series flag 20 likesLike see review View all 6 comments May 28, 2019 Susan Johnson rated it it was amazing Shelves net galley This may be the eleventh in the series but it is still excellent In fact, I think it s the best one yet Although this is a series, it can certainly be read as a stand alone as each book brings a new crime And this is a doozy I could barely put it down and read it in two days Kate Burkholder is the local police chief of Painters Mill in Ohio right in the middle of Amish country As a former practicing Amish woman, Kate knows the language and customs which eases the interaction in the commun This may be the eleventh in the series but it is still excellent In fact, I think it s the best one yet Although this is a series, it can certainly be read as a stand alone as each book brings a new crime And this is a doozy I could barely put it down and read it in two days Kate Burkholder is the local police chief of Painters Mill in Ohio right in the middle of Amish country As a former practicing Amish woman, Kate knows the language and customs which eases the interaction in the community In this one a special needs 7 year old girl is kidnapped and her grandmother brutally murdered Kate is working at a frantic pace to find the girl and solve the murder There are violent attacks and murders as Kate tries to find the small helpless girl and finds herself in the middle of a bizarre scheme of revenge and payback This girl was taken for a reason I love the insight into the various Amish communities and their customs It is a welcome addition to a well plotted and written mystery This is a winner Thanks to Net Galley for a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review flag 18 likesLike see review Aug 03, 2019 Jean rated it it was amazing review of another edition Mentioning the faults of others does not rid us of our own Amish saying.Secrets and lies That s only the half of it Shamed , Linda Castillo s eleventh Kate Burkholder novel set in the fictional town of Painter s Mill, Ohio, is chock full of action right from the get go I was listening to the audible audio version narrated by Kathleen McInerney, which often made me feel like I was right there.Sixty year old Mary Yoder, an Amish grandmother, is gathering walnuts with her five and seven y Mentioning the faults of others does not rid us of our own Amish saying.Secrets and lies That s only the half of it Shamed , Linda Castillo s eleventh Kate Burkholder novel set in the fictional town of Painter s Mill, Ohio, is chock full of action right from the get go I was listening to the audible audio version narrated by Kathleen McInerney, which often made me feel like I was right there.Sixty year old Mary Yoder, an Amish grandmother, is gathering walnuts with her five and seven year old granddaughters at an abandoned property near their home when she hears a sound inside the run down old farmhouse After eyeing the girls to see that they are safe, she goes inside to investigate Unfortunately, this is the last thing she ever does She is savagely attacked by a very large individual, and the author spares no details Cringe It is a bloody, brutal murder scene The police chief, Kate Burkholder, is an Amish born woman who left the community at 18 When she arrives at the scene, she finds inconsolable five year old Anna Anna tells her that her grandmother is hurt Then, she also tells her that her sister is gone Where is Elsie Through strangled sobs, Elsie tells the police that the devil has taken her Why Who would take the little girl As the chief, Kate, interviews the parents, she learns that Elsie has special needs She has Cohen s syndrome, which is caused by a genetic mutation that is common among the Amish than the general population but still rare She has a learning disability, visual impairment, and is a bit on the heavy side But she is very much loved, a gift from God, her parents call her Children are very much treasured in the Amish culture Raising children in a loving family is one of the central themes in this book However, as the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions Anna is terribly frightened, and her eyewitness report is vague Kate has a feeling that Elsie s parents may be keeping something from her Evidence recovered from the scene is scarce, but they did find a note scribbled in pencil on notebook paper It hints at a motive revenge.The weather turns wet and cold The hours turn into days Elsie is still missing The body count mounts as well Kate has her small crew working overtime She also has the Holmes County Sheriff s Department and the Ohio BCI, led by her significant other, John Tomasetti As the investigation widens, other law enforcement personnel become involved as well Even with all this manpower, little Elsie remains missing Kate has a theory, but she needs someone to start talking Has fear overtaken everyone Will no one tell her anything that will help A family is missing their beloved child Yet, there is a dark mystery surrounding this child, something shameful Kate is certain that whatever it is, it is at the heart of Elsie s disappearance and the murder of her grossmutter and others As in previous books, she is aided by her familiarity with Amish customs and way of thinking even though she no longer subscribes to the lifestyle or beliefs, she does respect the individuals she encounters while performing her duties and uses every tool in her tool belt to do her job.Overall, the narrator added to the suspense of the story She changed voices well for female and male characters, including the children However, her staccato articulation never varied, and that grew tiresome after awhile It works well for the clipped voices of the Amish characters, and the Deutsch sounded genuine to my untrained ear.I found the moral dilemma presented to be challenging and fascinating Ms Castillo has woven a complex plot where the questions seem to outnumber the answers not unlike many true life crimes, I imagine It s been a long time between Kate Burkholder books I always enjoy the characters, the plots, and the relationships she concocts, and I hope there is another story coming soon.5 stars flag 16 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 29, 2019 Jim rated it really liked it Shelves books read 2019, mystery suspense thriller A grandmother takes her two grandchildren on an outing to pick walnuts on the site of an abandoned farm An idyllic fall day is shattered when the grandmother is brutally murdered and one of the children is abducted Now Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is racing the clock trying to find seven year old Elsie Helmuth and return her to her parents, Miriam and Ivan Helmuth Each chapter reminds the reader how much time has elapsed since Elsie went missing And Kate knows that the time that elap A grandmother takes her two grandchildren on an outing to pick walnuts on the site of an abandoned farm An idyllic fall day is shattered when the grandmother is brutally murdered and one of the children is abducted Now Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is racing the clock trying to find seven year old Elsie Helmuth and return her to her parents, Miriam and Ivan Helmuth Each chapter reminds the reader how much time has elapsed since Elsie went missing And Kate knows that the time that elapses the worse the outcome is statistically.This is one of those books that I could not put down Where is Elsie In addition to being only seven years old she is special needs As the investigation unfolds Kate learns there may going on than just a child abduction There could be a tie to an event that took place seven years ago When Elsie was born An event where the Amish took care of the situation without involving their English neighbors The Amish taking care of their own Now the English, with their laws and government agencies, are involved As with the other books in the series it provides a fascinating insight into the Amish community At times I admire how they rally around each other and help each other Putting aside their own needs and responsibilities to help a neighbor At other times I found it unbelievable how hard and cold they sometimes appear to be How they withhold information even if it can help save the life of a child I won t go into details but the title comes from how a mother was treated.The only downside with this book is that I have now read all of the books in the series and find myself waiting for the next installment There was a touching scene that left me wondering what is in the future for Kate and her significant other, John Tomasetti Will they get married Have children There was a moment in the story where I found myself picturing them as parents flag 16 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 14, 2019 Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it really liked it Shelves fresh fiction, read 2019 An old woman is out picking walnuts with her two grandchildren when she hears a sound from inside the abandoned farmhouse where they are No one lived on the farm for a long time so no one should be inside the house A little time later is the woman dead and one of the granddaughters has been kidnapped Kate Burkholder has to figure out who would want to hurt the old woman and why did the person in question take one of the children Kate has a feeling that the people related to the old woman and An old woman is out picking walnuts with her two grandchildren when she hears a sound from inside the abandoned farmhouse where they are No one lived on the farm for a long time so no one should be inside the house A little time later is the woman dead and one of the granddaughters has been kidnapped Kate Burkholder has to figure out who would want to hurt the old woman and why did the person in question take one of the children Kate has a feeling that the people related to the old woman and some around her in the Amish community have a secret That they are hiding something that made someone killREAD THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION flag 16 likesLike see review Apr 29, 2019 Maranda rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 netgalley, netgalley, st martin s press Hope Castillo never stops writing about Kate Burkholder Shamed is her 11th book in this series and I have totally enjoyed them all Kate is a policewomen ex Amish member Painters Mill is lucky to have her expertise in solving bizarre and complex murders that take place in this Amish community Always wanting of her love interest John Tomasetti has kept the romantic suspense going in this series also Shamed is a murder kidnapping with some intense scenes A copy of this book was provided Hope Castillo never stops writing about Kate Burkholder Shamed is her 11th book in this series and I have totally enjoyed them all Kate is a policewomen ex Amish member Painters Mill is lucky to have her expertise in solving bizarre and complex murders that take place in this Amish community Always wanting of her love interest John Tomasetti has kept the romantic suspense going in this series also Shamed is a murder kidnapping with some intense scenes A copy of this book was provided by St Martin s Press via Netgalley with no requirements for a review Comments here are my honest opinion HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING THIS SERIES IN ITS ENTIRETY flag 16 likesLike see review Apr 12, 2019 Elaine rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery series, kindle, netgalley Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a Kindle ARC of Shamed. I was so excited to receive an early copy of Shamed, I put the current book I was reading on hold to read this first because I m a huge fan of the Kate Burkholder series Shamed is the 11th book featuring the gutsy Chief of Police Kate Burkholder in Painters Mill When a grandmother is brutally attacked and killed, and a young special needs girl is kidnapped, Kate pulls out all the stops to find the killer and kidnapper.Along Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a Kindle ARC of Shamed. I was so excited to receive an early copy of Shamed, I put the current book I was reading on hold to read this first because I m a huge fan of the Kate Burkholder series Shamed is the 11th book featuring the gutsy Chief of Police Kate Burkholder in Painters Mill When a grandmother is brutally attacked and killed, and a young special needs girl is kidnapped, Kate pulls out all the stops to find the killer and kidnapper.Along with her loyal team of police officers and steadfast partner in crime, John Tomasetti, Kate s investigation takes her across a few states to unravel a plot to save a child with devastating consequences for those involved in the future.Ms Castillo describes the Amish community so well, both positively and negatively, especially with how their community regards women and their narrow minded expectations of them.I enjoyed this story of family secrets and vengeance and how a cloistered and sheltered community s painful condemnation of women resulted in a poorly conceived plan to save a child, ruining the lives of the parents and those involved in the conspiracy.I never tire of reading about Kate, her resilience, her determination, her smarts, as well as her loyal team of officers Glock, Skid, Mona, its like catching up with old friends you haven t seen in a long time.It s rare to find a book in which I like all of the characters but that applies to this series I also love the bond between Kate and John as partners and equals You know how difficult it is to find a book, much less a series, starring a strong, flawed heroine and her equally supportive, smart man who is not a bumbling idiot, adulterer or psycho Why can t there be books like this flag 15 likesLike see review Jul 12, 2019 Kelsie Maxwell rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgalley read ShamedLinda Castillo Shamed by Linda Castillo is book eleven in her Kate Burkholder series Though this novel is part of a well established series it reads well as a standalone This is the first book I ve read by this author, and I was throughly impressed Kate Burkholder is the Police Chief of Painters Mill, Ohio, where a third of the community is Amish Kate was raised Plain, Amish, but left the community at age eighteen, because she didn t agree with all of the rules and traditions She was o ShamedLinda Castillo Shamed by Linda Castillo is book eleven in her Kate Burkholder series Though this novel is part of a well established series it reads well as a standalone This is the first book I ve read by this author, and I was throughly impressed Kate Burkholder is the Police Chief of Painters Mill, Ohio, where a third of the community is Amish Kate was raised Plain, Amish, but left the community at age eighteen, because she didn t agree with all of the rules and traditions She was offered the position of Police Chief partly because of her ties to the Amish Kate is called to the scene of the vicious murder of an Amish grandmother and the kidnapping of her seven year old special needs granddaughter The Amish community members deny knowing anything that would help solve this crime, but it s clear to Kate that some of them are not being fully forthcoming Kate is conflicted She s known most of these people her entire life and understands their reluctance that is related to their beliefs, but she also has a murder to solve and a little girl to rescue Can she convince the Amish to help her solve this difficult and emotional case before a child becomes the next murder victim Shamed is one of those book that refuses to release the reader before the last page is read The characters are compelling and relatable The plot is suitably complex and believable I truly enjoyed this book and will read the previous books in the series, as well as future additions I give Shamed 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to all readers who enjoy a good mystery There is some violence that not might be suitable for sensitive readers My thanks to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone flag 15 likesLike see review Aug 19, 2019 Jeff Dickison rated it really liked it Another good Kate Burkholder novel Castillo has yet to write one that wasn t excellent Kate must find out who kidnapped a seven year old girl and why She works desperately to return the child to her parents Well plotted with good characterizations Highly recommended flag 15 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2019 Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves 5000 2019, jul 19, this is why i read, wom 2019 Loved this 11th book in Linda Castillo s Kate Burkholder series One of my all time favourite series An Amish grandmother is murdered and her seven year old granddaughter is abducted Chief of Police Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find the missing girl The family is co operative but Kate quickly learns they are keeping secrets Many plot twists reveal the dark side of Amish life.A Captivating Read Thank you to NetGalley and St Martin s Press Minotaur Books for an arc of this novel Loved this 11th book in Linda Castillo s Kate Burkholder series One of my all time favourite series An Amish grandmother is murdered and her seven year old granddaughter is abducted Chief of Police Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find the missing girl The family is co operative but Kate quickly learns they are keeping secrets Many plot twists reveal the dark side of Amish life.A Captivating Read Thank you to NetGalley and St Martin s Press Minotaur Books for an arc of this novel in exchange for my honest review flag 13 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Aug 09, 2019 Tammy rated it it was amazing Shelves release 2019 5 There s a reason I keep coming back to this series Linda Castillo knows how to get into the deepest reaches of main character Kate Burkholder s mind to bring out the very likable, extremely resourceful and wise female character that she is A female Sherlock Holmes I love her character This newest book released July 16, 2019 , the 11th in the series, is Castillo s best I ve read to date Terror and mystery surrounds an abducted seven year old Amish girl with special needs Chief Kate fig 5 There s a reason I keep coming back to this series Linda Castillo knows how to get into the deepest reaches of main character Kate Burkholder s mind to bring out the very likable, extremely resourceful and wise female character that she is A female Sherlock Holmes I love her character This newest book released July 16, 2019 , the 11th in the series, is Castillo s best I ve read to date Terror and mystery surrounds an abducted seven year old Amish girl with special needs Chief Kate fights to find her before time runs out The family she s trying to help are doing harm by keeping their secrets hidden from Kate, her team and the FBI This leaves Kate with a case near impossible to solve and always one step behind a killer A great mystery flag 15 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Jul 20, 2019 Laura Bradford rated it it was amazing I look forward to the latest Linda Castillo book every July Shamed was fantastic a must read for anyone who enjoys a great tale of suspense with characters you can t help but care about Now the wait for next July begins flag 13 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jul 15, 2019 BookGypsy rated it it was amazing This is the 11th book in this series I haven t read them all but I ll be getting a few Police Cheif Kate Burkholder investigates the murder of an Amish Grandmother and her missing seven year old Granddaughter The Kate digs around the unsettling it all becomes A community that becomes tight lipped and tragic secrets come to light I haven t read many books about the Amish and this held my attention It was fast paced and a quick read I was holding my breath at times Excellent This is the 11th book in this series I haven t read them all but I ll be getting a few Police Cheif Kate Burkholder investigates the murder of an Amish Grandmother and her missing seven year old Granddaughter The Kate digs around the unsettling it all becomes A community that becomes tight lipped and tragic secrets come to light I haven t read many books about the Amish and this held my attention It was fast paced and a quick read I was holding my breath at times Excellent read.Dawnny BookGypsyNovels N Latte ReviewNovels N Latte Book ClubHudsonValley NY flag 11 likesLike see review Jun 01, 2019 Cathy rated it it was amazing Shamed by Linda CastilloShamed is 11 in the Kate Burkholder series and can be read as a stand alone The author does it again with another riveting read with Kate Burkholder who is ex Amish and the Police Chief investigating the kidnapping of a 7 year old Amish special needs little girl This book holds your attention, makes you care for the little girl, has enough going on to keep you involved and wanting to find out who took the little girl and killed her GrandmotherI had a hard time wan Shamed by Linda CastilloShamed is 11 in the Kate Burkholder series and can be read as a stand alone The author does it again with another riveting read with Kate Burkholder who is ex Amish and the Police Chief investigating the kidnapping of a 7 year old Amish special needs little girl This book holds your attention, makes you care for the little girl, has enough going on to keep you involved and wanting to find out who took the little girl and killed her GrandmotherI had a hard time wanting to do anything other than read this book If you have never read one of Linda Castillos books now would be a great time to start, while I on the other hand have to wait for her next book to be released Thank you Netgalley and the Publishers St Martin s Press for allowing me to read this ARC book flag 11 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Apr 11, 2019 Sherri Thacker rated it really liked it Shelves great books but not quite 5 star bo I was excited to get approved by NetGalley for this newest Linda Castillo book, Shamed This is my 13th book by her and as always, a welcome treat This is another stand alone book by her or read it in the series I ve always been fascinated by the Amish so maybe that s why I enjoy this series so much Another 4 star book Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the book for my honest review flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 23, 2019 Donna rated it it was amazing In Painters Mill, Ohio, sixty year old Mary Yoder heads to an abandoned property with 2 of her granddaughters to gather walnuts Mary lives with her Amish daughter, son in law, and their eight children and she played as a child around all the walnut trees Mary sees a shadow in the house and goes to check it out She is fatally stabbed Seven year old special needs Elsie is abducted Chief of Police Kate Burkholder has rarely seen a horrific scene Seems personal.Everyone knows the first fe In Painters Mill, Ohio, sixty year old Mary Yoder heads to an abandoned property with 2 of her granddaughters to gather walnuts Mary lives with her Amish daughter, son in law, and their eight children and she played as a child around all the walnut trees Mary sees a shadow in the house and goes to check it out She is fatally stabbed Seven year old special needs Elsie is abducted Chief of Police Kate Burkholder has rarely seen a horrific scene Seems personal.Everyone knows the first few hours are critical when a child is missing Burkholder calls in every law enforcement resource available to search but no one saw anything and Elsie seems to have dropped off the face of the earth Burkholder is having a hard time getting information out of the family or anyone in the Amish community It seems a secret has been covered up and even though the body count is mounting, no one wants to talk.I ve read every book in this series since it began in 2009 I ve come to expect a 5 star book and I got one With Linda Castillo s descriptions of the tension filled shootings, stabbings, and other crime scenes, I always have to remember to breathe These are the books I like to line my bookshelves with flag 7 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 29, 2019 Janet rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019ng when i read, kindle I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.In this gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, a devastating murder exposes an Amish family s tortured past.The peaceful town of Painters Mill is shattered when an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered on an abandoned farm When Chief of Police Kate Burkhol I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.In this gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, a devastating murder exposes an Amish family s tortured past.The peaceful town of Painters Mill is shattered when an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered on an abandoned farm When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder arrives on the scene, she learns that the woman s seven year old granddaughter is gone, abducted in plain sight Kate knows time is against her the longer the girl is missing, the less likely her safe return becomes The girl s family is a pillar of the Amish community, well respected by all But Kate soon realizes they re keeping secrets and the sins of their past may be coming back to haunt them What are they hiding and why Kate s investigation brings her to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river, a community where family is everything and tradition is upheld with an iron fist But the killer is close behind, drawing victims into a twisted game of revenge Left behind at each new crime scene are cryptic notes that lead Kate to a haunting and tragic secret What she uncovers threatens to change everything she thought she knew about the family she s fighting for, the Amish community as a whole and her own beliefs.As the time to find the missing girl runs out, Kate faces a harrowing choice that will test her convictions and leave one family forever changed.Kate Burkholder is one of my favourite fictitious characters EVER and the series of books by Linda Castillo is probably the most recommended series of books I ever talk about or suggest to people This is not an Amish romance book this is a gritty, gripping book that involves Amish values, crime, interesting characters and over the series as well in this book some pretty horrifying crimes You do not have to have read the previous ten books to enjoy this one it will, however, make you go back and read all of them lickety split As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis outside of their incessant use by Millenials on 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    1. Linda Castillo

      Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder series, including Sworn to Silence and Gone Missing, crime thrillers set in Amish country Sworn to Silence was recently adapted into a Lifetime original movie titled An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder Castillo is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder series, including Sworn to Silence and Gone Missing, crime thrillers set in Amish country Sworn to Silence was recently adapted into a Lifetime original movie titled An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder Castillo is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence and the Holt Medallion, and she received a nomination for the Rita In addition to writing, Castillo s other passion is horses, particularly her appaloosa George She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next novel

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    1. This book starts out with an Amish Grandma brutally stabbed to death in an abandoned house Her granddaughter is then kidnapped and she is only seven years old Kate Burkholder and Tomasetti, her boyfriend, are using their detective skills and are on the hunt to find her Kate Burkholder is the Chief of Police There are many clues and secrets and lies While they are investigating people seem to disappear After an attempt on her own life, unearths a haunting and tragic secret that changes This book [...]


    2. My reviews can also be seen at Stars A story of love, loss, murder, and revenge This is book number eleven in the Kate Burkholder series and my first read from Linda Castillo.Mary Yoder is out picking walnuts with her granddaughters, five year old, Annie and seven year old, Elsie Mary thinks she sees something inside the abandoned house and heads over to have a look, telling her granddaughters to stay put Once inside she turns just in time to see My reviews can also be seen at Stars A story of l [...]


    3. 4 StarsA Fantastic Character Driven Police Procedural My first Kate Burkholder novel Shamed came highly recommended to me by Kaceey, my book buddy, and what an experience it was What I discovered as I dove into the series without any prior knowledge, is that these books are character driven mystery suspense novels In addition, they are deeply emotional and heartfelt and every character adds something special to the dynamics This was a very special buddy read, as I quickly found out that 4 StarsA [...]


    4. Linda Castillo has done it again All the shiny stars for her latest release This is book eleven of the Kate Burkholder series and I must say it reads as one of the best The entire series takes place in Painters Mills Ohio, where Kate Burkholder is the local Police Chief She also happens to be ex Amish Long since trading that fully encompassing lifestyle, leaving everything and everyone behind for an English life.An Amish woman and her two granddaughters are on an outdoor adventure picking w Lind [...]


    5. An Amish grandmother is murdered, a young Amish girl taken and my favorite former Amish, now po ice chief, will do anything and everything to find her Before the case is finished, their will be bodies falling, by a murderer who seems bent on revenge It will even include two Amish bishops, from Painters Creek and another town But what is the connection The killing are of a very viscious nature, in fact the descriptions of the murders explicit than I remember them being in previous o An Amish gr [...]


    6. In this 11th book in the Kate Burkholder series, Kate the Chief of Police of Painter s Mill, Ohio is searching for a killer and a kidnapped child The book can be read as a standalone Sixty year old Mary Yoder is a well liked Amish woman who lives with her daughter and son in law, Miriam and Ivan Helmuth, and their eight children The family loves Mary s walnut layer cake, so when walnut season rolls around, Mary takes her granddaughters Annie 5 and Elsie 7 down the road to the In this 11th book i [...]


    7. In a child abduction, every second counts Think how far a car can go in just a few seconds Think how long it takes before a kidnapping is reported or enough information is gathered to a preliminary make a report Seconds count Seconds that turn into minutes, hours and then the days when family, friends and cops secretly begin to give up hope and just want a body to bring home No one speaks those dark thoughts aloud In Shamed Kate Burkholder the Painter Mill s police chief is called to an a [...]


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