I am not someone who typically pre-orders anything….but I did this time. I pre-ordered the newest Linda Castillo book, Shamed. This book is the 11th book of the Kate Burkholder series…and I’ve read every single one and enjoyed them all. I knew I was going to read this one…and I knew I wasn’t interested in waiting for 6 months until it came available on the online library..if they even got it. So…I did what I rarely ever do and pre-ordered it.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“The peaceful town of Painters Mill is shattered when an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered on an abandoned farm. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder arrives on the scene, she learns that the woman’s seven-year-old granddaughter is gone, abducted in plain sight. Kate knows time is against her―the longer the girl is missing, the less likely her safe return becomes. The girl’s family is a pillar of the Amish community, well-respected by all. But Kate soon realizes they’re keeping secrets―and the sins of their past may be coming back to haunt them. What are they hiding and why?
Kate’s investigation brings her to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river, a community where family is everything and tradition is upheld with an iron fist. But the killer is close behind, drawing more victims into a twisted game of revenge. Left behind at each new crime scene are cryptic notes that lead Kate to a haunting and tragic secret. What she uncovers threatens to change everything she thought she knew about the family she’s fighting for, the Amish community as a whole―and her own beliefs.
As time to find the missing girl runs out, Kate faces a harrowing choice that will test her convictions and leave one family forever changed.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.6 stars. I’m going to agree. I don’t know if it’s because I love the series or if simply loved the book. Either way, I’m so glad that I got to listen. From the time I got it to the time I finished it less than 24 hours had passed….I had a blissful listen and I got a lot of cleaning done too. It was PERFECT!!