I just finished up reading the audio book A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo. The book is part of the Kate Burkholder series. I’ve read every book since the first and have very much enjoyed them all. This on I even ordered as a pre-order. I knew I’d be wanting to read it.
There is something about a good series that I love. I know the characters. I know what to expect. With this one I know something is going to be happening on “hog path road”…I know Pickles and Skids. I know Mona the up and coming new officer. I know the back stories of them all. It feels so much like sitting down and watching an episode of television show.
Happily this book didn’t disappoint. I liked it. The books aren’t earth shattering books that make a difference in the way I think or feel. They are just plain good entertainment. I highly recommend the entire series if you haven’t tried them out yet.
In this book, Kate’s love interest, John Tomasetti, doesn’t make a big appearance but that’s okay…still it’s a great book.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:“When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside―burned alive―Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about? Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots―and herself.
As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she’s confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.7 stars. I’d say 4.5. I have trouble giving any book that is more of a fluff fun read type of book any more than 4.5 stars. Other books that show triumph over tragedy with real life impacts deserve those high ratings. I do recommend the book. It’s a great get away and escape type of book which is just what I needed.
By the way…Good Reads has a great listing of all of the books in order. Find that here. Castillo, the author has put out several novellas in the series too and I just discovered that I missed one. I’m off to hunt it down!!