What I’m Reading: Fallen

I’m squeezing in an extra book review.  I listened to this one while I had a few days off and I don’t want you all to wait to long to read the review.

If you’re a reader and enjoy my book reviews you know that I read every Linda Casillo book that comes out.  I was so excited when I saw she had a new book out, Fallen.  This is number 13 of the Kate Burkholder series and I was thrilled to be reading book #13.  I’m not tired or bored from the series one single bit.

I love a good series like this.  I love that I know all the characters so well and have followed them throughout the book.  I love watching the characters grow and be promoted in their jobs.  I love watching relationships develop and grow.  I feel like I could walk into Painter’s Mill, the fictional town where the books take place, and feel like I fit in.  I do have to chuckle though as I don’t know anyone would want to move there.  16 murders have taken place with this being the 16th book of the series…and of course there are a few others who are killed along the way to get to the actual person “whodunit”.

This was another good book in the series and as always, I’m eager looking for the next.  I do have to see it’s time for John Thomasetti, Kate’s love interest, to play a bigger part in the next book.

Here is what Amazon had to say:
In New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo’s new thriller Fallen, a rebellious Amish woman leaves the Plain life, but the secrets she takes with her will lead Chief of Police Kate Burkholder down a dark path to danger and death.

When a young woman is found murdered in a Painters Mill motel, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is shocked to discover she once knew the victim. Rachael Schwartz was a charming but troubled Amish girl who left the fold years ago and fled Painters Mill. Why was she back in town? And who would kill her so brutally?

Kate remembers Rachael as the only girl who was as bad at being Amish as Kate was―and those parallels dog her. But the more Kate learns about Rachael’s life, the more she’s convinced that her dubious reputation was deserved. As a child, Rachael was a rowdy rulebreaker whose decision to leave devastated her parents and best friend. As an adult, she was charismatic and beautiful, a rabble-rouser with a keen eye for an opportunity no matter who got in her way. Her no-holds-barred lifestyle earned her a lot of love and enemies aplenty―both English and Amish.

As the case heats to a fever pitch and long-buried secrets resurface, a killer haunts Painters Mill. Someone doesn’t want Rachael’s past―or the mysteries she took with her to the grave―coming to light. As Kate digs deeper, violence strikes again, this time hitting close to home. Will Kate uncover the truth and bring a murderer to justice? Or will a killer bent on protecting a terrible past stop her once and for all―and let the fallen be forgotten?

Amazon readers gave the book 4.7 stars.  I am going to agree.  I don’t know if I just love Kate or if the book is really that good regardless, I’m giving 4.7 stars.  You can bet that I’m already eager for the next in the series.

You can find the book HERE on Amazon.

If you are new to the series, you will want to read Sworn to Silence first.  You can find it HERE.

5 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Fallen”

  1. I have read every one of the Kate Burkholder books by Linda Castillo and totally agree – they are REALLY good. And I’m glad I started reading them in the order that they came out – everything makes more sense that way, although they are good as stand-alone stories too.

  2. As much as I read, I have only recently found Canadian author Louise Penny. How totally ueber-awesome. Books about Chief Inspector Gamache should be read in sequence. You will come to get to know the characters better, and will want to pack your bags to move to THREE PINES, South of Montreal.
    JO: thank you so very much for giving me the excuse not to finish every quilt I start, and then come back to them later with new ideas.
    I thoroughly enjoy your posts .

  3. I LOVE this series too!!! They do feel “comfortable” with the usual main characters & story lines, etc. I am not sure how they can go about giving him a bigger role, but I do really like them as a team, both personally and professionally.

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