A Hidden Secret

A Hidden Secret

By Linda Castillo

  • Release Date : 2015-06-02
  • Genre : Police Procedural
  • FIle Size : 1.05 MB
Score: 4.0
From 62 Ratings


A Hidden Secret When a baby-only hours old-is discovered on the Amish bishop's front porch in Painter's Mill, Ohio, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. The newborn is swaddled in an Amish crib quilt, and the only other item found with the child is a hand-carved wood rattle, which Kate also recognizes as Amish.

The little girl seems healthy and whole; but who would abandon her and why? Though the quilt and rattle could be purchased, Kate suspects the mother is Amish, possibly young and unmarried, both of which would be powerful motives for such a desperate act. With the rattle and the baby quilt as the only clues, Kate must call upon her own Amish roots, and with the help of state agent John Tomasetti, search the Amish and "English" communities of Painters Mill for clues to unravel the poignant, puzzling mystery.


  • After the storm

    By PokerPearl
    Ordered Hidden Secret but only got sample w a sample of after the storm. I have had this happen w book store purchases before. You pay for a book but only the sample downloads. This also is probable when you are supposed to be getting a two or three volume bargain set....none are complete or or have sections or one of the set missing. This is infuriating
  • A Hidden Secret

    By Jwalczuk
    Disappointing, weak plot, too short.....regret buying it.
  • Enjoyed this Novella!

    By Cpitcock
    This great little novella was a nice glimpse into the world of Kate Burkholder. It was very interesting to see Kate start to have some feelings of her biological clock ticking away while dealing with this case. I really felt for the young mother and all of the tragedy she had endured. I was glad that she made sure her baby was safe when she left her, and that all of the people who came into contact with the infant were so enchanted by her. I really liked the idea of the grandparents raising the baby. It seemed like Kate and Tomasetti were in a really good place together in this one and I enjoyed the way he just went along with her on her cases as a matter of course. This really whetted my appetite for the upcoming book!