I just finished listening to the audio book Down a Dark Road: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Lindad Castillo. I have long been a reader of this series and have enjoyed every one of the books. Sadly my on line library didn’t pick up this selection so I had to burn an Audible credit to get it.
The series is really good. It focuses around Kate Burkholder. She is the chief of police but the twist is that she was formerly Amish. She had a love interest John Tomsetti. He only played a very small part in this book. That didn’t bother me a bit as that’s how real life is. When Hubby is in the field harvesting, he doesn’t play a big part in my life as I don’t see him much.
Here’s what Amazon has to say:
“Two years ago, Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a “fallen” Amish man and 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, putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. But this is personal for Kate. She grew up with Joseph King. As a thirteen year old Amish girl, she’d worshipped the ground he walked on. She never could have imagined the nightmare scenario that becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and takes his five children hostage at their Amish uncle’s farm. Armed and desperate, he has nothing left to lose.
Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate makes contact with King only to find herself trapped with a killer. Or is he? All King asks of her is to help him prove his innocence―and he releases her unharmed. Kate is skeptical, but when the facts and the evidence don’t align, she begins to wonder who she should trust. Spurned by some of her fellow cops, she embarks on her own investigation only to unearth an unspeakable secret―and someone who is willing to commit murder to keep it buried.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.7 stars…I think I’ll agree. I love that, in this book, there was a back story on Kate’s life growing up. The more books I read of this series the more I feel I get to know the characters….I like that. If you haven’t read this series give it a try. I would likely classify this as my favorite series. The books are are a very “safe” read. I reacommend them….and it was well worth burning an Audible credit!