Not only is Chief of Police Kate Burkholder dealing with
the terrible aftermath of a tornado that hit her town of
Painters Mill, Ohio, but also human remains revealed under
a barn destroyed by the storm. Without the entire skeleton,
she must work with only a few bones and the skull to
identify the person and the cause of death. Her
determination to solve this mystery is hindered by the lack
of evidence, as well as an unknown attacker trying to kill
her. Are the cases connected, or is it related to the
wrongful death lawsuit that's been brought against her and
the police department? What Kate eventually discovers
thrusts her investigation into the local Amish community
and their deeply held secrets.
If handling all of this were not enough anxiety for Kate,
her personal relationship with state agent John Tomasetti
reaches a crossroads that will affect both their lives.
They are just getting accustomed to living together, so
dealing with this issue could prove distastrous.
Linda Castillo's AFTER THE STORM is another riveting
addition to her compelling Kate Burkholder series set among
the Amish and Mennonite communities of Ohio. With realistic
characters and locale, Linda Castillo proficiently
develops a gripping plot full of suspense and shocking
revelations. I have loved every book in this impressive
series and cannot wait for the next installment.
In this electrifying thriller by New York Times
bestseller Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder must
uncover a family's long-hidden past to solve a brutal murder
When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths
human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds
herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the
bones--and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges
that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself
plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep
into the Amish community to which she once belonged.
Meanwhile, turmoil of an emotional and personal nature
strikes at the very heart of Kate's budding relationship
with state agent John Tomasetti. A reality that strains
their fragile new love to the breaking point and threatens
the refuge they've built for themselves--and their future.
Under siege from an unknown assailant--and her own personal
demons--Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof
of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets
and the lengths to which people will go to protect their