Chief of Police Kate Burkholder, whose Amish heritage serves her in good stead among the simple citizens of Painters Mill, Ohio, returns in Linda Castillo’s latest thriller, Gone Missing.
Rumspringa is a rite of passage for Amish teenagers, during which they are allowed to set aside the strict rules of their faith and experience all that contemporary American life has to offer…mostly, a bit of drinking and listening to music. Ordinarily, teens emerge from rumspringa intact, if a bit worse for wear and all too aware of the dark side of the modern world. But this time rumspringa ends tragically when a teenage girl vanishes without a trace.
The disappearance sends waves of terror through the close-knit, family-oriented Amish community. And soon after Kate, along with state agent John Tomasetti, arrive on the scene, the news gets worse: The missing girl has turned up—dead—and another teenage girl has disappeared.
As Kate and John struggle to break through the community’s isolation and suspicion to uncover clues about the girls’ lives, links emerge to a years-long pattern of unsolved disappearances. Can Kate find the solution to the puzzle before the killer finds her?
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: Minotaur ( June 19, 2012 )
Item #: 13-594313
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.625inches
Product Weight: 11.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Plot is good. However, Vulgarity in Amish based books is inappropriate and reflects poorly on the author and editor.
This was the first book I read by this author, and I enjoyed it, and bought another one.
story was iteresting and kept me going even tho I didn't like the vulgarity used and hated the ending. Will not read any more from her
Reviewer: Shirley P
I only gave this book 3 stars because although it was a great story the language was getting to be too much after a while. The Amish do not use this type of language and I was not expecting it when I purchased the book. I have not read any other books by this author and I purchased it based on the description given by the book club preview.
Kate Burkholder and John Tomasetti are so good together. Could not put this book down. Linda please write faster and thanks for such an enjoyable series.