I am a big Linda Castillo fan so when I saw she had a new book out I put it on my hold listing without even reading what it was about. The audio book is After the Storm: A Kate Burkholder Novel. I think there are about seven full books in the series and several short books.
I’ve read them all and liked them all. They are all set in Amish Country…all feature Kate Burkholder a local police department chief who was formerly Amish.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones–and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged.
Meanwhile, turmoil of an emotional and personal nature strikes at the very heart of Kate’s budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti. A reality that strains their fragile new love to the breaking point and threatens the refuge they’ve built for themselves–and their future.
Under siege from an unknown assailant–and her own personal demons–Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets and the lengths to which people will go to protect their own.”
The books aren’t amazing literature but they are very good entertainment. Amazon readers give the books 4.6 stars…I’d agree.
If you are new to the series..I do suggest starting with the first book Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder). The mysteries don’t have a particular order but the things that happen in Kate’s life do. If you were a reader of the series, here’s a complete listing of the books to see if you’ve read them all.