This is the fourth book in the Kate Burkholder series of mysteries. I recommend reading them in order, due to the evolving relationship of two of the main characters, Kate Burkholder and Agent John Tomasetti of the Ohio Bureau of Investigation. Kate Burkholder is the Police Chief in Painters Mill, Ohio. The series is set in Amish country. This time Amish teens are disappearing in Northeastern Ohio and Kate is called in by Agent Tomasetti as a consultant. given her fluency with the Pennsylvania Dutch language and the fact that she is formerly Amish herself.
When the dead body of one of those missing teens turns up, the missing person's case quickly turns into a murder investigation. The investigation turns up a number of cold cases involving missing Amish teens over the years, when suddenly the case hits close to home for Kate. It is urgent that she pull together all the pieces of this expansive puzzle together to try and prevent another homicide. Against this tense backdrop, the relationship between Kate and Agent Tomasetti continues to grow.
The book is tightly plotted, and the characters are fully fleshed. This a a well-written, gripping mystery/police procedural. If one is a fan of this genre and also enjoys reading about the Amish, this book knocks it out of the ball park. I read it in one sitting, as it was, indeed, a page turner. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!