This is book number 10 in the Kate Burkholder series.
A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in A Gathering of Secrets, a harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series (July 2017) by Linda Castillo.
When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside—burned alive—Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about? Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots—and herself.
As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she’s confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.
Praise for A Gathering of Secrets:
"A captivating story by a gifted storyteller." —The Washington Book Review
“Exquisitely plotted…a standout in a stellar series.”—Associated Press
"An atmospheric thriller about fear, revenge, and the dark side of Amish life...Linda Castillo is a true master of suspenseful police procedurals." —Bustle
“Riveting...Castillo's sensitive handling of her subject matter builds a nuanced, often troubling picture of insular, patriarchal communities in which silence allows predators to thrive.”—Publishers Weekly
“Taut and troubling...Castillo renders crime fiction that shocks, soothes and examines the concept of justice.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
“Another rewarding crime novel that looks beyond the idealized image of the Amish.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Another strong entry in a New York Times best-selling series.”—Booklist
Praise for the Kate Burkholder novels:
“Murder in Amish country has a certain added frisson, and Castillo’s the master of the genre.” —People magazine
“Thrilling...Castillo skillfully sets each scene, compelling readers to fear the raging stream, sense the tension in a room.” —Publishers Weekly for Down a Dark Road
“[An] incisive and affecting series...a harrowing plot; a heroic and fully human protagonist; an ability to engage heart and mind; and a reminder that no place is immune from the intrusion of evil.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch for Among the Wicked