In anticipation of her new release “Shamed” Linda Castillo has released a novella to whet our appetites and help ease us back into the world of Kate Burkholder and Painter’s Mill.
Bullies and small-mindedness can be found anywhere and this is what leads to a harrowing night in the life of Noah Kline. He is a good kid, walking home alone after taking a girl to a school dance. This is Noah’s rumspringa where he is allowed the freedom to experience the world outside of the confines of his Amish household. Little did he know that there are those who believe that he should stay with his own kind.
What he didn’t expect was the car that came barreling toward him and then chased him into a field. The next morning, while clinging to life, the story behind the attack is told revealing that intolerance is everywhere, even in the small town of Painter’s Mill.