Down a Dark Road: A Kate Burkholder Novel

Down a Dark Road: A Kate Burkholder Novel

Kobo ebook | July 11, 2017

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In Down a Dark Road, the electrifying new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.

"Murder in Amish country has a certain added frisson, and Castillo’s the master of the genre.” People magazine

“Castillo weaves the particularities of the Amish mindset into a complex mystery that will leave you crying with pity or seething with rage.” Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Two years ago, Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a “fallen” Amish man and a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.

News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire, putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. But this is personal for Kate. She grew up with Joseph King. As a thirteen year old Amish girl, she’d worshipped the ground he walked on. She never could have imagined the nightmare scenario that becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and takes his five children hostage at their Amish uncle’s farm. Armed and desperate, he has nothing left to lose.

Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate makes contact with King only to find herself trapped with a killer. Or is he? All King asks of her is to help him prove his innocence—and he releases her unharmed. Kate is skeptical, but when the facts and the evidence don’t align, she begins to wonder who she should trust. Spurned by some of her fellow cops, she embarks on her own investigation only to unearth an unspeakable secret—and someone who is willing to commit murder to keep it buried.

Title:Down a Dark Road: A Kate Burkholder NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 11, 2017Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250121302

ISBN - 13:9781250121301


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Memories This series has it all, and Down A Dark Road does not disappoint, except you might want to keep the tissues handy. The author has us leading with our hearts, a childhood friend, one you spent hours lost in time with, and now he is a convicted murderer, who claims he is innocent. I have enjoyed all the books in this series, and it is a wonder that Kate Burkholder is even alive, but she is and she shoots from her heart in this story. Will she bring justice, or find out she has been lied to, and will she survive to bring fairness to Joseph’s family, especially little Sadie. What a path Kate finds herself on, now someone wants to kill her, why, and who is responsible. Is everything tied together in a neat ribbon, or does evil prevail here, and it will make you wonder if these things really did or do happen. A page-turner for sure, and you won’t be disappointed! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Minotour Books, and was not required to give a positive review.
Date published: 2017-07-11