Books by Linda Castillo

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Outsider

In Outsider, the twelfth installment in the Kate Burkholder mystery series, author Linda Castillo gives readers a few more glimpses into the past of our series heroine. Previous books have given us quite a bit of background information on Kate's early life, but here, the focus shifts to her first fe ...

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After the Storm

A little bit over one percent of the crime in Pennsylvania is committed by the Amish. Most of that crime consists of drunken driving violations done by young people during the time they call Rumspringa, a period where they are allowed to experiment with the English world while trying to decide if th ...

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Breaking Silence

This is the third in the author’s mystery series set in Ohio Amish country. I haven’t read the previous entries, but this worked for me as a standalone. With a flawed main character, an unusual mode of murder, and a setting peppered with insights into conflicts between the Amish and Englishers, ...

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Pray for Silence

When a police officer stops for a leak and a cigarette on a quiet back road the last thing he expects is to hear horrifying screams. But what he finds when he responds to those screams makes him want to do a little terrified screeching of his own. That he found it on a peaceful Amish farm makes the ...

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Sworn to Silence

Sworn to Silence is the first book of the Kate Burkholder series about a formerly Amish chief of police who is charged with maintaining the safety of both the Amish and the English citizens in her small Ohio town, Painters Mill. I quite enjoyed it and look forward to the next in the series, coming t ...

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Overkill

Overkill is a romantic suspense thriller that sucks you into its pages with realistic and vivid descriptions. Castillo shows her talent at portraying genuine emotions and adeptly tackles difficult situations. I settled into the story easily and found this book hard to put down. Marty Hogan live ...

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A Whisper In The Dark

Likable characters and a fast moving story make A Whisper In the Dark an enjoyable romantic suspense novel. No, it doesn't break any new ground, but I've read and enjoyed several of Linda Castillo's prior books, and had a wonderful time with this one too. One evening during a taked ...

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Operation: Midnight Guardian

How is it that Linda Castillo can write such good single-title romantic suspense and such lame series romances? I've come to the conclusion that she's either phoning in her series books or a different, lesser, writer is penning them under her name. Operation: Midnight Guardian, the third in her Midn ...

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Dead Reckoning

I have to say one thing for Dead Reckoning - it was a fast read. I read it in one sitting. The pace moved along quickly, but after I finished the book, I realized I hadn’t enjoyed it that much. The characters didn’t engage me, and there were a couple of plot points that seemed completely unr ...

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Operation: Midnight Tango

Operation: Midnight Tango is Linda Castillo's first Harlequin Intrigue after several Silhouette Intimate Moments and four mainstream romantic suspense releases. It's always nice to see an author who doesn't turn her back on her series romance roots after finding success in single titles. It's even n ...