Pray for Silence

Pray for Silence

By Linda Castillo

  • Release Date : 2010-06-22
  • Genre : Police Procedural
  • FIle Size : 1.20 MB
Score: 4.0
From 273 Ratings


Pray for Silence New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo delivers an electrifying thriller in which Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family.

The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and seemed the model of the Plain Life—until on a cold October night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their farm.  Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect.  Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from the English—and each other—but this crime is horribly out of the ordinary.

            State agent John Tomasetti arrives on the scene to assist.  He and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began a volatile relationship.  They soon realize the disturbing details of this case will test their emotional limits and force them to face demons from their own troubled pasts—and for Kate, a personal connection that is particularly hard to bear.

            When she discovers a diary that belonged to one of the teenaged daughters, Kate is shocked to learn the girl kept some very dark secrets and may have been living a lurid double life.  Who is the charismatic stranger who stole the young Amish girl’s heart? Could the brother—a man with a violent past, rejected and shunned by his family and the Amish community, have come to seek out revenge?  As Kate’s outrage grows so does her resolve to find the killer and bring him to justice—even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

            Topping her own bestselling debut, Linda Castillo once again immerses us in the world of the Amish with a chilling story that is both a fast-paced thriller and intriguing psychological puzzle.


  • Great series

    By Fhcfhfdffdjjzs
    Love this series! Great character development and lots of action.
  • Awesome writer

    By ladyhope1202
    This book was a true page turner!
  • A page turner

    By Rabecah
    I could not put it down!
  • Excellent

    By 1stSammy
    Despite some lapses, this thriller delivers. The Amish background of the protagonist is underdeveloped....making the connection between the reader & primary character bumpy at times. However, I recommend this book & am downloading the next by this author now!
  • Pray for silence

    By Lwl210
    Loved it
  • Pray for silence

    By 1LKB
    This is a great book. I read it so fast, I couldn't believe is was over. It keeps your attention through every chapter. Great mystery! I just bought another book by Castillo because I loved this one.
  • Great Book!!

    By Hamburglar :/
    This is a great read, kept me interested though out and was very well written. I really enjoyed it.
  • Pray for silence

    By Bagel Baker Extraodinaire
    Kind of a waste of time reading. Started off rather morbid and never was very interesting.
  • Best book I've ever read

    By Corbinmonoxide
    I normally don't like reading books, but this one, it was great. When I finished this book, I was sad that it was over!
  • So good

    By Jhonny07
    I'm staring book club with this book A+