PRAY FOR SILENCE
The second book in Castillo’s series is written in the first person and is as well crafted, interesting and unique as the first. The combination of Amish life and the brutal work of a police chief create plenty of tension and excitement.
Painters Mill is a small, quiet Amish town suspended between tradition and the present. Police Chief Kate Burkholder again finds herself facing the worst of human behavior when she is called to the scene of the murder of an entire Amish family. The daughter became involved with a non-Amish man and her diary reveals a lurid double life. Did the man kill them? Or it could have been her brother, himself estranged from Amish life and his family? (MINOTAUR, Jun., 320 pp., $24.99)