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After the storm

by Castillo, Linda,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2015
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual PLAY FIC CAS
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual PL CAS
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When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bonesand notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged. Meanwhile, turmoil of an emotional and personal nature strikes at the very heart of Kate's budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The crimes in Castillo's gripping Kate Burkholder series often arise from tensions within the Amish community living near the small town of Painters Mill, Ohio, where Kate is chief of police. That's true here, as well, but those tensions are brought to light this time through a natural disaster a tornado that leaves in its wake some long-buried human remains. These aren't just any human remains, as forensic analysis reveals that the body was ripped apart by some kind of hog. Death by pig is a tough concept to swallow, for the reader, to be sure, but equally so for Kate and the farmers who live in Painters Mill. But was the grotesque death an accident or murder? As the clues accumulate and the victim is identified, Kate must once again use her Amish upbringing to nurse long-buried secrets from the mouths of tight-lipped residents, all the while dealing with a personal situation that could impact her future in multiple ways. Throughout this series, Castillo consistently manages to portray the Amish with respect and sensitivity while, at the same time, exposing the way rigidity of belief can sometimes lead to violence. Another strong showing from a very fine crime writer. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Burkholder series has used mystery fan word-of-mouth to propel it toward best-sellerdom. Extensive promotion plans will help continue the trend.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Castillo's seventh thriller about Kate Burkholder (after 2014's The Dead Will Tell) finds the chief of police of Painters Mill, Ohio, returning to the Amish community from which she was excommunicated as a young adult, after a tornado rips through the state. Reader McInerney's visceral enactment of Kate's tense narration adds to the thrilling progression of the storm and it's aftermath, superbly crafted by Castillo. As a result of the storm, the police chief rescues an injured infant and uncovers the 30-year-old bones of a homicide victim. McInerney speaks Pennsylvania Dutch with the same apparent ease with which she handles the novel's many voices-tough men and stern women, for the most part. McInerney's rich portrayal of Kate suits every circumstance: from sharp anger when Kate is challenged, to frustration when the murder clues go nowhere, and, perhaps McInerney's best accomplishment, to the pain and sadness Kate feels when her personal life is struck by its own romantic tornado. A Minotaur hardcover. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Kate Burkholder Mystery series
Features Kate Burkholder, chief of police in the Amish town of Painters Mill, Ohio
#1 - Sworn to silence
#2 - Pray for silence
#3 - Breaking silence
#4 - Gone missing
#5 - Her last breath
#6 - The Dead will tell
#7 - After the storm
#8 - Among the wicked
#9 - Down a dark road
#10 - A Gathering of secrets
#11 - Shamed
Subjects catreq 07/29/15 8p
Publisher 2015
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors McInerney, Kathleen, narrator.
Notes Requires earphones and one AAA battery.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 11 hrs. : digital ; 3 1/4 x 2".
ISBN 9781427267610
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