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Down a Dark Road (Signed Book) (Kate Burkholder Series #9)

by Linda Castillo

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Down a Dark Road (Signed Book) (Kate Burkholder Series #9)
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In this electrifying new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again."Murder in Amish country has a certain added frisson, and Castillo’s the master of the genre.” —People magazine

“[An] incisive and affecting series . . . Castillo ratchets up the suspense to nearly unbearable levels.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

Eight years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.

News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle’s house. He’s armed and desperate with nothing left to lose.

Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.

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In this electrifying new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.

"Murder in Amish country has a certain added frisson, and Castillo’s the master of the genre.” —People magazine

“[An] incisive and affecting series . . . Castillo ratchets up the suspense to nearly unbearable levels.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

Eight years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.

News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle’s house. He’s armed and desperate with nothing left to lose.

Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.

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Edition Description:
Signed Edition
Sales Rank:
99,999,999
Pages:
320
Publication Date:
07/11/2017
Series:
Kate Burkholder Series , #9
ISBN13:
9781250171542
Product Dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x1.10(d)
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
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About the Author
Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence which was recently was 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 a nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and a nomination for the RITA. In addition to writing, Castillo’s other passion is horses. She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next novel.

Kathleen McInerney has narrated numerous audiobooks by bestselling authors such as Emily Giffin, Danielle Steel, Jeffrey Stepakoff, Mary Kay Andrews, and Linda Castillo. Her narration of Just One Day by Gayle Forman won an AudioFile Earphones Award.In reviewing Mary Kay Andrew’s Ladies’ Night, AudioFile magazine said, “McInerney makes each of the characters distinct and recognizable and gives each the perfect voice, accent, and vocal mannerisms. Most enjoyable and well performed.”

She has appeared onstage in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and animation voice-overs.

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03/01/2017
Joseph King, a fallen Amish man convicted of murdering his wife, has escaped from prison and kidnapped his five children at gunpoint. But Chief of Police Kate Burkholder, star of the New York Times best-selling series, thinks he might be innocent. With a national tour.
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Wow, this was one of the best Kate Burkholder books yet. I did not ...
Wow, this was one of the best Kate Burkholder books yet. I did not want to put it down to go to bed. Linda Castillo has the knack of writing about the Amish and Englischer divide as well as weaving them together living in the same area of Ohio. The plot in this story moved you quickly between past reminiscences and the present. The book opens with Kate getting a call about an escaped convict that might be headed to her area. It is Joseph (Joe) King who used to be her childhood friend and first crush. Two years earlier he was charged with killing his wife Naomi and spent the last year in prison. He heads to Painter's Mill because his children are living there with his sister-in-law and her husband. As Kate is patrolling the area, she comes across an abandoned car. Following the trail, she is ambushed by Joe, has her sidearm taken and is held hostage for a period of time. Kate tries to use her personal connection with him to solve the issues without any fatalities. His request for her, is to find out who killed his wife. He insists he is innocent and that his youngest daughter, Sadie, saw an intruder in the house. He then lets her leave. Who really killed Naomi? Can the standoff end without any fatalities? Can Kate help Joe without putting herself in danger? With all the family drama and sadness going on, this was an exceptional mystery. Kate had her hands tied investigating something outside her jurisdiction but her guts and moral compass kept her going until she found a resolution. A great story for any mystery, suspense and/or crime/detective lover. A must read. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
- GratefulGrandma
July 14, 2017
Very good Another good book
This series is excellent. I loved the chapters that went back to Kate's childhood. This time it's five stars!
- Anonymous
July 16, 2017
Another Intense Kate Burkholder Novel
Living in Amish country in northern Ashland county, Ohio and working 32 years as morning personality on 50kw country 101.3-FM I know the people of our community of North central Ohio that includes Holmes County and "Painter's Mill". This series gets better with each installment. Linda does her homework to give us intense, believable stories and makes us feel as though Kate, Tomasetti and Kate's staff are our friends and neighbors. Keep 'em coming Linda and thanks for great reading.
- Anonymous
July 15, 2017
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