Wednesday, November 30, 2011

(175)Breaking Silence by Linda Castillo

Breaking Silence

Publication Date: June 21, 2011
Pages: 320

I hate it when I push my favorite authors to the back burner so I can read ARC's of books that are only half as good.  That is going to be one of my reading goals for the New Year.  Linda Castillo's latest book came out in June, yet it took a 15 hour car ride for me to sit down and read Breaking Silence.

Once again, author Linda Castillo, has taken us to the fictional town of Painters Mill.  Chief of Police, Kate Burkholder is baffled by the steady stream of hate crimes against the Amish in her town.  And one night it goes too far when three members of the same family are murdered.  That is when the state sends John Tomasetti in to help Kate find the people behind these hate crimes.  Together they discover that not all of the crimes are linked and there may be a more sinister force behind the murders.

Once again Linda Castillo has written a page turner.  I loved how there was a new development in the relationship between Kate & Tomasetti.  I also loved how we get to see some more of Kate's flaws. They only seem to humanize her more.  As for "whodunit" - I figured it was not as simple as it appeared, but I was a bit shocked by the twist at the end.   Overall, a great mystery.


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I have never heard of this author but your review has piqued my interest. I know exactly what you mean about reviewing books we are asked to review as against titles we have chosen ourselves. It is a balancing act, next year I aim to try and do better at reading books from my TBR shelves.

Luxembourg said...

First I had never felt strongly enough about a book to take the time to write a review for other readers. I had listened on unabridged CD to the first two books in the series. The mysteries were strong in both books and the character background was well fleshed out. In the second book I knew who the killer was long before the end however it was interesting enough to listen to the end.

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