Each book in the Kate Burkholder series is better and stronger than the one before it. This time around, Kate gets involved consulting on a missing girl case outside of her jurisdiction. I like that it is set outside of Painters Mill and though I enjoy the usual cast of characters in Kate’s town, the change of scenery was nice. Working with state agent (and lover) Tomasetti, they discover numerous cases of missing Amish teenagers, one of whom has a personal connection to Kate. They struggle to connect the girls’ disappearances because of geographic distances but they all have one thing in common – they were unbaptized, rebellious teenagers who were debating whether to leave the Amish culture. Kate’s knowledge of Amish culture proves invaluable as she uncovers a gruesome secret going back a decade. This is a thoroughly enjoyable psychological thriller that Castillo fans will adore and the creepy cliffhanger will have readers wanting more!
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