Continuing my spotlight on St. Martin's Press .... as my visit to Ohio comes to a close, it is fitting that I giveaway a book set in Ohio. According to my mother-in-law, Ohio has a great number of Amish communities than other states. Enter Linda Castillo and her Amish Crime Thriller Series. From her bio,
Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence, Pray for Silence and Breaking Silence, crime thrillers set in Amish country. She is the recipient of awards including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion and a nomination for the RITA. Besides writing, Castillo’s other passion is horses, particularly her Appaloosa, George. She lives in Texas with her husband.
SWORN TO SILENCE introduced readers to Kate Burkholder:
In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and the "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Kill but came away from its brutality with a realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish.
Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. Her Amish roots and big city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She’s certain she’s come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past—and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.
I am giving away my autographed copy of SWORN TO SILENCE to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about Amish communities - have you visited any? Purchased any handmade items? Drooled over Harrison Ford in Witness?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, July 16, 10 pm in Dayton. I'll post the winners on Sunday, July 17.
Kim in Dayton
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