A Gathering of Secrets (Signed Book) (Kate Burkholder Series #10)

A Gathering of Secrets (Signed Book) (Kate Burkholder Series #10)

by Linda Castillo

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Overview

A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in this harrowing new thriller in the New York Timesbestselling series.

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. But who would want a well-liked, hardworking Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation and discovers Daniel had a dark side. He was a sexual predator. His victims were mainly Amish women, too afraid to come forward, and he’s been getting away with it for far too long. Now someone has stopped him, but who? The women he victimized? Their boyfriends? Their parents?

As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she’s confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250198501
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Series: Kate Burkholder Series , #10
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

LINDA CASTILLO is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence, which was recently adapted into a Lifetime Original Movie titled An Amish Murder. She is the recipient of numerous industry awards including a nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and a nomination for the RITA. In addition to writing, Castillo’s other passion is horses. She lives in Texas with her husband.

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A Gathering of Secrets (Kate Burkholder Series #10) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was excellent. I am a faithful follower of Kate and the Painters Mill gang and I did not see everything in advance. Well done. I said reader beware because although this book can be easily read as a standalone, if you do you will want to go back to the beginning and read them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read by this author and I was blown away by the story. I did not know that t hi is was a series at first, but I was able to pick up on characters and did not feel that I missed anything by not reading any other books. This is definitely a page turner that keeps you guessing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her writing style. Always a great mystery. I would give her five stars, but for me the violence gets too graphic. It doesn't stop me from reading her great books as I just skip those paragraphs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always good and fast paced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As good as all the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the latest story in this series. Another thriller that kept you reading to the end. Loved this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A perfect airplane read. A great surprise about Mona. I just wish Kate didn't always have to get injured to solve a crime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. Couldn't put this one down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live where there are Amish all around me, makes me look at them differently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intriguing from page 1 to its final page! This novel leads the reader in one direction and then makes a sharp turn in another direction. Murder, suicide, likable and detestable characters, and Amish background pave the way for a suspenseful and satisfying reading experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Coming from a small town In Indiana with an Amish population it is so true to form. Even the names are familiar. I like Chief Burkholders character and the way she has evolved into a good cop. The stories are interesting and so are the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all her books..cant wait for the next
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo is the tenth A Kate Burkholder Novel. Kate Burkholder, the police chief for Painters Mill, gets a late night call about a barn on fire at the Gingerich’s. Kate arrives and is told that Daniel Gingerich is missing. It looks like an accidental barn fire until Daniel’s body is found inside the locked and barricaded tack room. Someone wanted to make sure that Daniel did not survive the fire. Kate begins her investigation, but the Amish in Painters Mill are less than forthcoming. Despite being raised Amish and having family in the community, Kate’s uniform and position holds her apart. She is determined, though, to find out who murdered Daniel and set fire to the Gingerich’s barn. The more Kate learns about Daniel, the more unsettled she feels. Can Kate break through the wall of silence to get the answers she needs? I do not recommend reading A Gathering of Secrets on its own. While it can be read alone, you will miss out on Kate’s backstory. Why she is no longer Amish, how she become the police chief, her relationship with John Tomasetti, and how she gets along with her family. In A Gathering of Secrets, we follow Kate as she delves into Daniel’s life. She gathers evidence, interviews family and friends, follows up on anonymous tips, etc. Kate finds herself once again in a situation that endangers her life. I am amazed that she allowed herself to fall for the one incident. Kate has enough experience to know better (I would say more but it would be a spoiler). A Gathering of Secrets contains good writing and I like Kate’s character. She is a strong, smart woman who does a difficult job. It cannot be easy being English in a community where you grew up Amish. I would like to see Kate grow more as a person. It is time for her to move beyond what happened to her as a teenager (she will never forget it, but she needs to find a way to deal with what happened to her so she can have a future). I was disappointed that A Gathering of Secrets is exactly like the nine books before it. The author seems to follow a formula for her books and she is sticking with it. The descriptions are the fire, the body and other crimes are vivid and explicit. There is an uncalled for amount of foul language as well. I liked that the author included different Amish sects (Beachy Amish and Swartzentruber) and explained the differences. The mystery had depth, but the solution was obvious. I kept hoping there would be a surprise/twist that would shock me. I was amazed at the amount of violence from non-violent people. My rating for A Gathering of Secrets is 3 out of 5 stars (it was okay). While I was not enamored with A Gathering of Secrets, I will read the next A Kate Burkholder Novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down until I finished it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will have difficulty putting this book down once you start reading. It keeps you guessing until the very end. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of her best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again Castillo takes us along on a mystery that has facets of Agatha Christie. Just when I thought I knew who done it, I was swept away by the possibilities. Castillo crafts a mystery that feels natural, without feeling contrived. She sweeps us along with gutsy emotions. Kate Burkholder’s insight to the Amish way of life gives Castillo’s books a richness lacking in some series featuring the same characters. Thank you, Linda Castillo, I await your next gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series, the books just keep getting better! This is my favorite so far. Everyone I have recommended this series to has loved them all! Great characters and great storytelling! Highly recommend!
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is the tenth in the series and Linda Castillo stepped it up a notch. I was wondering if this series would burn itself out, but not so. In this story, a barn burns down and a young Amish man's body is discovered inside. As the fire inspector continues his investigation, it becomes obvious that this was intentional, and Daniel Gingerich was the intended victim. Who had motivation to kill this young man? Everyone Kate talks to seems to think he is a wonderful Amish man and son, yet others remain tight lipped. Who was Daniel Gingerich and what was his true self? As Kate Burkholder investigates, this case becomes very personal. Can she remain neutral enough to see justice done? If there was motivation, was it still a crime? This book gives us another look at Kate's past and how it affects her now. I like that her relationship with Tomasetti is growing and changing. The inside glimpses and beliefs of the Amish community are insightful and interesting. With Kate no longer being part of the Amish Community, this book really showed how the police force is her new community and how they support one another. As a mother, I wondered, how far I would go to protect my child(ren). This case will take a few turns before coming to a satisfying though sad ending. As always, Linda Castillo presents the reader with a well written and plotted story. I enjoy the balance between crime and personal life. It is nice to connect with the protagonist and wish that you got a chance to meet them. If you enjoy mysteries or crime stories with a personal twist, pick up this book or any in this series. The publisher, St. Martin's Press, provided me with a copy of this book to read. The opinions stated are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. Couldn’t put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago