Friday, May 4, 2012

Breaking silence

Title: Breaking Silence
Author: Linda Castillo
Genre: Suspense
Sub-genre: Crime, Amish, Women's lit
Pages:  302
Published: 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312374992
Series Order:  #3
Reader's Annotation: Will the silence in the community be the breaking point?
Summary: Chief Kate Burkholder once again has crimes going on in her community that she cannot seem to figure out. First, their are the hate crimes against the Amish. Then there are the Slabaugh family murders. What must Kate do to solve this and how will her relationship with Tomsetti fit in to all of it?
My Evaluation: Once again Castillo has an excellent book. One of the things I love most about this series is that not only is Kate flawed (sometimes detrimentally) but she brings a very unique perspective to life. That of a former Amish being involved in the community. Castillo also makes her secondary characters (in this case Solme) come to life. You feel for them as well as hate them.
Rating:  4.8 out of 5