Kate Burkholder
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  • 1
    Sworn to Silence: A Thriller | Linda Castillo

    Sworn to Silence: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But 16 years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish.

    I'm sorry.....

    I wanted to like it, but this story plays out like a bad made-for-tv movie...predictable....
    (Sorry author)Worst narrator for THIS story..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2009 by SHEILA (FAIRVIEW, TN, United States)
  • 2
    Pray for Silence: A Thriller | Linda Castillo

    Pray for Silence: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    New York Times best-selling author Linda Castillo delivers an electrifying thriller in which Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family. The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and seemed the model of the Plain Life—until on a cold October night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their farm.

    Awesome!!! Betty from Butler, PA.

    I am not normally a mystery listener, but I do love Amish stories of all kinds. This book kept me glued to listening. The narriator was wonderful, a..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2010 by betty (west sunbury, PA, United States)
  • 3
    Breaking Silence | Linda Castillo

    Breaking Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    Police Chief Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm. The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident. But in the course of a routine autopsy, the coroner discovers that one of the victims suffered a head wound before death—clearly, foul play was involved.

    disappointing

    I was interested by the book's description and looking forward to the setting in an Amish community. However the lengthy descriptions of Chief Burkhol..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 22 2012 by tinaswfl (fl, United States)
  • 4
    Gone Missing: Kate Burkholder, Book 4 | Linda Castillo

    Gone Missing: Kate Burkholder, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without the rules. It’s an exciting time of personal discovery and growth before committing to the church. But when a young teen disappears without a trace, the carefree fun comes to an abrupt and sinister end, and fear spreads through the community like a contagion.

    An intriguing Tale with the Amish angle prominent.

    Most of us approach a new Author & Narrator with a deal of trepidation but I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed all four of the books in ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2013 by Ray (Rockhampton, Australia)
  • 4.5
    Long Lost: A Kate Burkholder Short Story | Linda Castillo

    Long Lost: A Kate Burkholder Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    It's autumn in Painters Mill, and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and John Tomasetti are taking a much-needed vacation at a small bed-and-breakfast an hour outside of town. After closing a difficult case, they're looking forward to some downtime, but their relaxation is cut short by rumors that the old house where they're staying is haunted by a girl who disappeared 20 years earlier, leaving nothing behind but some bloody clothes by the river and rumors of a volatile relationship.

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  • 5
    Her Last Breath: A Thriller | Linda Castillo

    Her Last Breath: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    An extraordinarily beautiful Amish woman, a dangerous femme fatale, is the central figure in Linda Castillo's Her Last Breath, a story that reveals a dark side of Painter's Mill and its seemingly perfect Amish world. A rainy night, an Amish father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere. What at first seems like a tragic, but routine car accident suddenly takes on a more sinister cast as evidence emerges that nothing about the crash is accidental.

    Absolutely LOVE this series!

    When a new Linda Castillo audio book comes out, I buy it immediately -- then 'save' it, for some time in the future when I need the distraction of wha..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 22 2013 by karen (United States)
  • 6
    The Dead Will Tell: Kate Burkholder, Book 6 | Linda Castillo

    The Dead Will Tell: Kate Burkholder, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time - and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide - an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn.

    Yet again, narration kills it for me...

    A different narrator.

    Reviewed on October 15 2014 by Corrienary (NYC)
  • 6.5
    A Hidden Secret: A Kate Burkholder Short Story | Linda Castillo

    A Hidden Secret: A Kate Burkholder Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 45 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    When a baby - only hours old - is discovered on the Amish bishop's front porch in Painter's Mill, Ohio, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. The newborn is swaddled in an Amish crib quilt, and the only other item found with the child is a hand-carved wood rattle, which Kate also recognizes as Amish.

    A wondeerful, beautiful story!

    Listening to A Hidden Secret and being able to give it only 5 stars makes me want to downgrade other books which I gave 5 stars. This novella is that..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2016 by Wayne (Matthews, NC)
  • 7
    After the Storm: A Kate Burkholder Novel | Linda Castillo

    After the Storm: A Kate Burkholder Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    In this electrifying thriller by New York Times best seller Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder must uncover a family's long-hidden past to solve a brutal murder. 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 30-year-old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged.

    Awful and Dreary

    This book does not have much of a plot (at least nothing that grabs your attention). The narrator is terrible. It is like being read to by your not ve..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2015 by Avril (Listowel, Ontario, Canada)
  • 7.5
    Seeds of Deception: A Kate Burkholder Short Story | Linda Castillo

    Seeds of Deception: A Kate Burkholder Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    It's autumn in Painter's Mill, and 14-year-old Katie Burkholder has been tasked with picking apples in Zimmerman's Orchard with her brother. It's just another day filled with chores - until her best friend, Mattie, arrives to help. Somehow boredom transforms into fun and games whenever the girls are together. The innocent fun comes to an end when Billy Marquardt and his gang of friends interrupt. Katie is no prude, but she knows better than to associate with the older English boys.

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  • 8
    Among the Wicked: A Kate Burkholder Novel | Linda Castillo

    Among the Wicked: A Kate Burkholder Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural upstate New York to assist in a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and English communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community. Kate's longtime love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an unorthodox assignment.

    Like Visiting A Good Friend

    Still after eight Kate Burkholder’s adventures in this series, I pre-ordering then count the minutes for each of Linda Costello’s latest to go live. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 15 2016 by tooonce72 ()