I just finished listening to the audio book Among the Wicked: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo. I am a huge fan of the Kate Burkholder series. I love reading the books and have gotten attached to the characters.
This book is more about Kate and less about her love interest John Tomasetti. In fact, John doesn’t even play into the story much at all. This one is a little unusual too as it takes Kate undercover to upstate New York where she works undercover as an Amish lady who was recently widowed.
The question though…Did I like the change?YES! I did. It was a good change up to keep the series alive and going. I’ll continue reading the series…as I said, I’m attached to the characters.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff’s department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and “English” communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community.
Kate’s long time love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an unorthodox assignment, knowing she’ll have limited communication – and even less in the way of backup. But Kate can’t turn her back, especially when the rumor mill boils with disturbing accounts of children in danger. She travels to New York where she’s briefed and assumes her new identity as a lone widow seeking a new life.
Kate infiltrates the community and goes deep under cover. In the coming days, she unearths a world built on secrets, a series of shocking crimes, and herself, alone… trapped in a fight for her life.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.7 stars. I agree….I loved it. I sewed late a few nights trying to squeeze in more listening time. That’s how I know I really like a book. If you haven’t tried a book from the Kate Burkholder series, I recommend them. Start a book one and read right on through. I believe this is book #8. There are a few short stories in there too. So far, I’ve enjoyed them all and eagerly look forward to more.