Oh, happy day!! I remembered that I had preordered the book, An Evil Heart, by Linda Castillo. I had preordered it some time ago but life got busy and I forgot that I had it. As soon as I realized it was there in my Audible account, I scrambled to listen to it.
This is part of the Kate Burkholder series. Kate is a former Amish and has come back to her community servicing as the chief of police. I love the series. It’s all the same characters in the books. It feels like it’s “old home week” and I’m going back to see what’s up with my old friends.
This is book number 15 so I started to wonder what could possibly be happening now in Painters Mill. Well, of course, there is another murder…(actually two murders) and surprisingly a wedding too. What’s not to draw me in and take me away for a little bit?
While I was listening I did a whole bedroom clean up. I sorted through all of my clothes…threw some out and bagged some up for donation. That’s what I love about audiobooks. You can work and listen. It makes the work so much more pleasant.
Here is what Amazon had to say:
“On a crisp autumn day in Painters Mill, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder responds to a call only to discover an Amish man who has been violently killed with a crossbow, his body abandoned on a dirt road. Aden Karn was just twenty years old, well-liked, and from an upstanding Amish family. Who would commit such a heinous crime against a young man whose life was just beginning?
The more Kate gets to know his devastated family and the people―both English and Amish―who loved him, the more determined she becomes to solve the case. Aden Karn was funny and hardworking and looking forward to marrying his sweet fiancé, Emily. All the while, Kate’s own wedding day to Tomasetti draws near…
But as she delves into Karn’s past, Kate begins to hear whispers about a dark side. What if Aden Karn wasn’t the wholesome young man everyone admired? Is it possible the rumors are a cruel campaign to blame the victim? Kate pursues every lead with a vengeance, sensing an unspeakable secret no one will broach.
The case spirals out of control when a young Amish woman comes forward with a horrific story that pits Kate against a dangerous and unexpected opponent. When the awful truth is finally uncovered, Kate comes face to face with the terrible consequences of a life lived in all the dark places.“
Amazon readers give the book 4.8 stars. I’m going to agree. I don’t know if the book is so over-the-top amazing book or if I’m just especially excited to have taken in another book from one of my favorite series. I’m going to agree and give the book 4.8 stars too.
You can find the book HERE if you’re interested. If you have not started this series, I highly recommend it and suggest that you start the series with book one. That would be Sworn to Silence and you can find it HERE.
If you are looking for a series to get into, this one is a good option.