Sworn to Silence

Sworn to Silence

A Kate Burkholder Novel

Book - 2009
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When a serial killer strikes bucolic Painters Mill, Ohio, the killer's signature -—Roman numerals ritualistically carved into each victim's abdomen- —matches the MO of four unsolved murders from 16 years earlier. Police chief Kate Burkholder, who's reluctant to dredge up the past, must keep secret that she knows why the old murders stopped. Not satisfied with the case's progress, local politicos set up a multijurisdictional task force to assist, including a law-enforcement agent battling his own demons. The added scrutiny and the rising body count threaten to push the chief over the edge. Adept at creating characters with depth and nuance, Castillo smoothly integrates their backstories into a well-paced plot that illuminates the divide between the Amish and English worlds.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312597160
9780312374976
0312374976
9780312374068
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CASTI...L
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 24 cm

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