Down A Dark Road

Down A Dark Road

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McMillan Palgrave

**AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER**

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.



Publisher: Minotaur Books,, 2017
ISBN: 9781250121301
1250121302
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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crray66
Sep 01, 2017

I have loved all of her books with Sheriff Kate and Amish people and this one did not let me down. This was a really good story.

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pp47
Aug 21, 2017

really suspenseful and multiplot. wish less cussing but itscops, adult read

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mjk236sb
Jul 17, 2017

This is a great addition to this series about the Amish and Kate Burkholder, police chief. She meets her a childhood friend who has escaped from prison, after being convicted of the murder of his wife. The story that follows shows her friend in a bad light with tales of drugs , drunkness and spousal abuse that appears to have lead to the murder of his wife. With only his word and a convincing story by his five year old daughter, she moves down the road of discovery trying to clear his name. Good story well developed until the very end.

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