Monday, February 2, 2015

On My Bookshelf [Sworn to Silence]

I'm a binge reader. I read a ton during the winter months, when I don't have tennis, I don't like to go outside, and when I'd much rather curl up with a cup of tea and a good book.  The rest of the year I have good intentions of continuing to read, but you know what they say about good intentions.


It's been a while since I've read Sworn to Silence, but it came up in discussion with some friends (who also loved it) the other day, and thought I'd recommend it to y'all.  This is the first of the Kate Burkholder series, and although I like the rest, this is my favorite.  Later in the series, things become not only more predictable, but also somewhat unbelievable.  This book, however, is a fantastic, gripping mystery. 

Amazon says:
In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “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 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.

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.

Like always, I'd love to know what's on your bookshelf.  Any recommendations are always welcome!

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Thanks so much for buzzing by! I look forward to hearing from you!

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